Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

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Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

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www.ohiofilms.com
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Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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Objective

Personal coverage and feedback from programmers and readers on your screenplay will be available to every screenplay entrant. Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio).

Deadline/Entry Fees

Contact contest for this year's deadline.

Rules

An entry form and and entry fee must accompany each entry. One entry fee puts your screenplays in all the categories to which it qualifies.

Awards

Cash prizes are awarded in each of three categories: Best Screenplay, Best Voice of Color Screenplay (written by or about people of color), and Best Northcoast Screenplay (set in or about northern Ohio). $500 each winner.

Ohio Independent

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1392 West 65th Street
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Ohio Independent Film Festival

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1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
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Hollywood producers to judge Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 12, 1999

Contact:

Tricia Lynch, Greater Cleveland's Film Commission - 216/623-3910

Annetta Marion or Bernadette Gillotta, OIFF - 216/781-1755

The Ohio Independent Film Festival, together with Greater Cleveland's Film Commission, today announced that Hollywood producers Patrick Markey and Laura Friedman will judge the final round of submissions to the Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards. The Best Screenplay Award and Best Northcoast Award (majority set in Cleveland) will be announced at the Ohio Independent Film Festival and Market in November. In addition to $1,000 and other prizes, winning scripts will be submitted to Kimber Wheeler, a literary agent at Preferred Artists in West Hollywood, and to the literary department at Gold Marshak Liedtke and Associates in Burbank, California. The Writers Guild of America East joins as a sponsor of the two awards as a part of their community outreach effort to support the independent filmmaking community.

Patrick Markey, a native of Ohio, was a producer on The Horse Whisperer, The Quick and the Dead, The Joy Luck Club and A River Runs Through It. Laura Friedman is currently Vice President of Development at the Paramount-based Cort/Madden Company and was a producer on It Takes Two, House Arrest, Foxfire and Zeus and Roxanne. "We're honored to have people like Patrick, Laura and Kimber involved in the Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards," said Tricia Lynch, Vice President of Greater Cleveland's Film Commission. "Together with the support of organizations like the W.G.A. and Gold Marshak Liedtke, we'll soon see great Cleveland stories on the silver screen."

The Ohio Independent Screenplay Awards is a program of the Ohio Independent Film Festival. The program's major sponsor is Greater Cleveland's Film Commission. Other sponsors include the Writers Guild of America East, IMI Talent Management and Scenario Magazine. Screenplay submissions must be postmarked by June 1, 1999. For screenplay submission forms and more detailed information, please call the OIFF at 216/781-1755 or e-mail OhioIndieFilmFest@juno.com.

Updated: 05/13/1999

Ohio Independent Film Festival

Contact

1392 West 65th Street
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 926-6166 (voice)

Web:
www.ohiofilms.com
Email:
ohiofilms@yahoo.com

Contact: Bernadette Gillota, Artistic Director

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