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Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Natalia Le Bas)

What’s your name? Natalia Le Bas Where were you born? Hamilton, NZ Where do you live? Auckland, NZ Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in the screenplay contest? The initial concept for the screenplay structure came from my friend, Gemma. She was talking about a weekend date she had with her boyfriend. They spent the day painting and hanging out and it grew from there. How long did it take you to develop it into the screenplay it is now? I had the idea in my head for a year before

Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Mike Hanson & Kelly Moothart)

What’s your name? Where were you born? Where do you live? And what’s your hobby? Mike Hanson was born in the Twin Cities area. He currently lives in South Dakota. His hobbies include weightlifting, hiking, and reading. Kelly Moothart was born in Colorado and has lived in South Dakota, Montana, Illinois, Iowa, and a few other places. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri. She plays tennis, practices yoga, and reads a lot of books. Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in the screenplay contest? How long did it take you to

Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Marco Ruggio)

What’s your name? Where were you born? Where do you live? And what’s your hobby? My name is Marco Ruggio. I was born in Los Angeles. Recently, I moved to La Quinta, CA. My hobby is everything linking to films and developing script outlines. Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in the screenplay contest? How long did it take you to develop it into the screenplay it is now?  “EarthJacked” was inspired by the long history of modern civilization abusing Earth, humanity, and endlessly justifying it with biased logic. I’m also

Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Eb Lottimer)

What’s your name? Where were you born? Where do you live? And what’s your hobby? Eb Lottimer. I was born in Bon Air Virginia. Currently living in Santa Fe New Mexico. I have been playing guitar and singing for the last 50 years, so I guess you could call that a hobby. Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in the screenplay contest? How long did it take you to develop it into the screenplay it is now? Lucky Man is based on a true story about my younger years in music

Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Ashley Park)

What’s your name? Where were you born? Where do you live? And what’s your hobby? Hey there! I’m Ashley Park, and I am an actor and comedian originally from San Antonio, Texas. I quickly became one of those UT Austin grads that hung around Austin after earning my degree. Although I consider it more than a hobby, I live and breathe anything comedy; from standup to sketch, performing on stage is one of my greatest passions….but I am contemplating taking up pottery as well. Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in

Screenwriter Spotlight: Finalist Questionnaire (Barb Lhota and Maureen Aitken)

What’s your name? Where were you born? Where do you live? And what’s your hobby? Barb Lhota and Maureen Aitken were born in Detroit, grew up two doors away, and became best friends when they were three. Maureen lives in Minneapolis, Barbie in Chicago, and they both have a mutual hobby of raising rescue dogs. Where did you come up with the concept that just placed you as a Finalist in the screenplay contest? The screenplay story structure for “Squeak” came from Maureen’s story. It was taken from her multi-award-winning short-story collection, The Patron Saint of Lost Girls. How long