Expiration Date

Noticing how many marriages around them fall apart as soon as the kids leave home and fearing that their own marriage has an expiration date, a married couple spends the final year before their impending empty nest discovering who they want to be for the next act in their lives.

Author Bio:
Joann Buckley Collins is a graduate of USC’s Peter Stark Motion Picture Producing Program (1995) and Northwestern University’s TV/Film Program (1993). It was at Northwestern where I met Eric Olson and we embarked on a creative partnership making student films. After graduating from the Stark Program, I had a brief career as a Jr. Development Executive, while writing screenplays on the side. Then I turned my creative talents to the world of non-profits, and have spent the last 18 years writing advertising and marketing content for non-profit fundraising events, helping to raise millions for many amazing causes, while raising a family.

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Contest Results:
Creative Screenwriting (Semifinalist) [2019]
ScreenCraft Comedy (Quarterfinalist) [2019]