We mean it when we say “Don’t let your best ideas just sit there.” Here are some writers who entered their scripts in the competition, advanced, and turned their story into a success story.
“AFF especially its Screenwriting Conference has been instrumental in helping me take my writing to the next level. What’s more, being a Finalist in the competition made my work a lot more attractive to people in the industry.”
– Dan Maurer, 2017 AFF Finalist now signed with manager Christine Coggins at Heroes & Villains Entertainment
“Because of our status as Finalists at AFF, folks have wanted to read our screenplay. One director read the script and loved it and she’s now attached to direct! The project is being packaged by UTA and we’re currently meeting with producers before going out to studios. This has all happened within two months of attending AFF, so we wanted to send a big THANK YOU for raising the status of our work and getting us noticed.”
– Cylin Busby & Nanci Katz, 2017 AFF Finalists
“At the 2016 Awards Luncheon, I was placed at a table with producer Chayah Masters, whom I didn’t know. In our conversation, she revealed she’d been a judge for the competition, and had loved The Hitchcock Murders. We stayed in touch and in the fall of 2017, Chayah and her producing partner, David Brown, optioned the script.”
– Andy Maycock, 2016 Semifinalist
“After placing as a Finalist in the 2017 Horror Awards at AFF, I’ve been contacted by multiple production companies interested in my work, going as far as requesting assignment and rewrite services, along with the opportunity to pitch new ideas.”
– Blake Hawk, 2017 Finalist
“My 2017 Finalist script, The Return of Stevie Diamond, has Bobby Cannavale attached to the lead role and I’m directing it. We’re currently casting the other roles and hoping to shoot in 2018.”
– Mike Million, 2017 Finalist
“In February of this year, my feature screenplay, No Man’s Land, was optioned by Zodiac Features. Zodiac is currently producing the thriller, I See You, starring Helen Hunt. Zodiac plans to have No Man’s Land be the next film on its slate.”
– Joe Rowley, 2017 Semifinalist
“We produced the AFF Finalist script as a proof of concept short for a feature. As a result of this, a well-established LA-based company offered me an option deal and put the concept on their development slate. I know for a fact that the AFF Finalist status impressed the executive in charge, needless to say, it helped sell the concept.”
– Nir Shelter, 2017 Finalist
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