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PAGE Award-Winning Movie Currently in Production Starring Danny Glover

The 2007 PAGE Award-winning drama DONOVAN'S ECHO is currently in production, starring Danny Glover, Bruce Greenwood and Sonja Bennett. Written by Canadian screenwriters Jim Cliffe and Melodie Krieger, the movie is being shot on location in Vancouver. The film will be distributed by Union Pictures.

Now celebrating its 8th anniversary year, the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards competition continues its track record of success, discovering and promoting some of the most talented new screenwriters from across the country and around the world. Since receiving their prizes, many PAGE Award winners have gone on to land writing assignments, secure representation, and sign option agreements on their winning scripts, and several now have movies in various stages of production and release.

In the latest news:

After winning his 2010 Gold Prize, Jimmy Lui fielded three offers of representation. Jimmy has now signed with Jewerl Ross of Silent R Management.

2010 Silver Prize winner Cody Yarbrough has signed with Geoff Alexander of 6-17 Management, and he has just inked a deal to write the martial arts/fantasy feature KARATE COPS with Ernie Reyes for Birch Tree Entertainment.

Trigger Street Productions and American Original Pictures are now attached to produce Alex Hollister’s 2009 Silver Prize-winning action script SHOTGUN CINDERELLA. Alex also recently landed an assignment to adapt a DC/Vertigo graphic novel. He is repped by PAGE Judge Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films.

Martin Wallner’s 2008 Silver Prize-winning script A LOST AND FOUND BOX OF HUMAN SENSATION was produced by Lailaps Pictures and Dancing Squirrel in Munich, Germany. Voiced by Joseph Fiennes and Ian McKellen, this stunning animated short is now racking up accolades and awards on the international film festival circuit.

2007 Gold Prize winner Marc Conklin was commissioned to write the new feature SOUVENIRS. The movie was shot on location in Minnesota in August, starring James Cromwell and Jonathan Bennett.

Christian Parkes’ 2006 Silver Prize-winning script THE GOD BRINGER (now titled P.O.V.) has been optioned by The Film Department, and his spec PYRAMID has been picked up by Mandalay. Christian is repped by PAGE Judge Jeff Belkin of Foremost Films.

Adam Balsam’s 2005 PAGE Award-winning sitcom pilot PRESENT TENSE has been optioned by James Brown, and his animated musical adaptation of the Roger S. Baum novel DOROTHY OF OZ is currently in production. The movie is voiced by an all-star cast, including Lea Michele, Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Kelsey Grammer and Patrick Stewart.

2004 Silver Prize winner Geetika Lizardi has been hired as a staff writer on the new NBC series OUTSOURCED. Her episode "A Sitar is Born" will air on January 15th.

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Entries are now being accepted in the 2011 PAGE Awards contest. This year the PAGE Judges will once again be presenting a total of 31 Awards in ten different genre categories. The winning screenwriters will receive cash and prizes totaling over $50,000 – including a huge $25,000 Grand Prize – as well as extensive publicity and industry exposure for their winning scripts.

Most importantly, the PAGE Awards competition is judged entirely by working professionals in the film and television industry, so all contestants have the opportunity to get their scripts into the hands of Hollywood insiders currently in search of new talent.

For more information about the 2011 PAGE Awards contest, please visit:

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