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“Bridge of Spies” screenplay

December 4th, 2015 · Comments Off on “Bridge of Spies” screenplay · Film Festival Chronicles

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win […]

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Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition

May 20th, 2009 · Comments Off on Austin Film Festival Screenwriting Competition · Film Festival Chronicles

Rating: I’ve placed in a number of competitions, but the coolest by far was my first – The Austin Film Festival “Heart of Film Screenplay Competition”. It was long, long ago… Bush was still the Governor of Texas (I only know this because the screenplay finalists had a luncheon outside the Governor’s Mansion). I remember […]

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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

May 18th, 2009 · 5 Comments · Film Festival Chronicles

By Duane Gross Rating: My experience as a finalist in the 2008 Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship (Feature Screenplay Division) was very positive, very productive, mainly due to two factors: the executives in charge of the fellowship and the camaraderie that was developed between the 22 candidates. The Talent Development & Diversity Staff were very professional and […]

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