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2011 Expo Screenplay Competition
Here Are The Contest Finalists
For Semifinalists and Honorable Mention, Click HERE

Winners To Be Notified Sept. 2, Night;

Winners To Be Announced Publicly
At the Screenwriting Expo Sept. 15, 2011

Here are the finalists in the 2011 Expo Screenplay Competition:


Feature Finalists

Strum and Wail
Robert Piluso
Romantic Comedy Genre

Heaven Have Mercy
Nick Cherneff
Drama Genre

Last Ride to Missouri
Patricia Ecklund-Ruch
Drama Genre

Probable Cause
Shane McCabe
Action-Adventure Genre; Drama Genre

Daniel Ragussis
Drama Genre

Slavery By Another Name
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman
Drama Genre; Other Genre: period piece

 & Douglas A. Blackmon

Misery Rains
David Peeling
Horror Genre or Horror-Comedy; Thriller Genre

Sean McKee
Horror Genre or Horror-Comedy; Thriller Genre

The Gardner Heist
John Warren
Thriller Genre; Action-Adventure Genre

What Would Meg Ryan Do?
Mary Krell-Oishi
Romantic Comedy Genre; Divorcee Love Dilemma

Daddy's Not So Little Girl
Kelley Qualls
Romantic Comedy Genre; Comedy--Other Than Romcom

What Happens in Laughlin
Christopher John Fetherolf
Horror Genre or Horror-Comedy; Romantic Comedy Genre

& Brian Holm

Reality TV Finalists

House of Babel
Steve Alten
Reality TV

Hooked Up
Michelle Gallo
Reality TV

Short Screenplay Finalists

Mean Creek
Dan Goforth
Short Script

Bury 'Em Deep
Stephen L. Stafford
Short Script

TV-One Hour Finalists

The Good Wife: His Body Politic
Jill Weinberger

The Walking Dead "Sins of the Father"
Chris Bowen

Men Of A Certain Age
Dan Shea

 "I Feel Like Having Me Some Ribs"

TV--Half-Hour Semifinalists

The Big Bang Theory: 
Judi Guizado

The Altered Cooper Extraction

Modern Family: "Electile Dysfunction"
Amanda C. Parham

Genre Prizes

The genre winners will be selected according to highest scores in the final judging.   One genre winner will be chosen from each of four genres.  The grand prize winner, LOL and Suzanne's Prize winner may not win one of the genre prizes.  The genres will be the genres of the four highest-scoring scripts of four different genres.   Genre winners may be chosen from semifinalists.

Laughing Out Loud (Comedy) Semifinalists

The Laughing Out Loud prize  will be awarded to the highest-scoring comedy script which does not  win the Grand Prize or Suzanne's Prize.  

Suzanne's Prize (if awarded)

The Suzanne's Prize is at the discrection of contest management for best love story.  

Winners are now scheduled to be announced a day later than previously stated -- the evening or night of Sept. 1, 2011

Bill Donovan
Publisher, Creative Screenwriting Magazine

The Expo Screenplay Competition is one of the industry's most prestigious screenplay contests.  Since its inception, it has offered some of the biggest cash prizes of any screenplay competition in the world.  The Grand Prize includes $20,000 plus a publicity campaign and multiple forms of access to the industry.  In all, the contest offers more than $33,000 in cash prizes.

Winner Announcements:
  • Winners To Be Notified:  Night of Sept. 2, 2011;
  • Winners To Be Publicly Announced At the Screenwriting Expo

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