Announcing the 2019 TSL Free Screenplay Contest Finalists!

By November 8, 2019Contests, Screenwriting 101

We’re thrilled to announce our finalists for The Script Lab’s 2019 Screenplay Contest, in partnership with Coverfly. Out of over 5,000 submissions in feature, TV and short screenplay formats, warm congratulations to these top 20 finalists who will be advancing to the next round for consideration and the top scripts will be read by our industry jury to determine the winner. The industry jury includes:

Adrian Garcia
Recon Literary
Adrian previously worked as an agent in the motion picture department at Paradigm Talent Agency, playing an instrumental role in packaging multi-million dollar projects. He has since left to start his own management company, Recon Literary, where he reps television and feature writers with network credits.

Andrea Dimity
Pannon Entertainment
Andrea Dimity is a film producer and literary manager based in Los Angeles. She started working in the entertainment industry while attending the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Since then she has worked for such prolific producers and directors as Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Todd Phillips and Chris Meladandri in feature film development.

Jon Hersh
Housefire Management
Jon Hersh is the manager at Housefire Management, a boutique management company representing writers and writer/directors. Jon got his start at CAA before moving to Broad Green Pictures and then venturing out on his own as a literary manager.

Adam Rejwan
REJ Entertainment
Formerly an assistant to Damen Lindelof, creator of Lost and The Leftovers, Adam started REJ Entertainment, a management company repping talented Composers, Directors and Screenwriters that work in all genres and can represent a wide variety of voices, demographics and styles.

Kegan Schell
Echo Lake
Kegan Schell is a literary coordinator with a few clients of his own at Echo Lake Entertainment. Echo Lake’s client credits include THE HANDMAID’S TALE, THE POST, AMERICAN GODS, CSI: MIAMI, TEEN WOLF, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, LAW & ORDER, THE BLACK LIST, AMERICAN DAD and more!

Patrick White
Lit Entertainment Group
Patrick is a literary coordinator at the recently-formed Lit Entertainment Group, a management company headed by veteran rep and producer, Adam Kolbrenner, formerly of Madhouse Entertainment. Their clients’ recent credits have included the films Prisoners and Christmas Chronicles, and the ABC series, Designated Survivor.

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The Script Lab’s 2019 Screenplay Contest Finalists:

A Thousand Ropes written by Tim Greene
America First written by Christopher Ryan
American Vice written by Benjamin Feuer
Droid Hunter written by Robert Bielak
Dumb Bitch written by Cassie Keet
For Your Convenience  written by Daniel Okunola
Grieving Spencer written by Yolanda Lewis
HIT ME HARDER written by Max Rissman
Insomniac written by David Troop
Nations written by Kathleen Cromie
Piney Ridge written by La’Chris Jordan
Remote written by Marc Roussel
Rough Surface written by Timothy Brennan
Stroke of Barbara written by Jesse Acini
Suffer a Wytche written by Glenn Gutshall
The Depths Below written by Andrew Pearson
Welcome To Your Mental Breakdown written by Tricia Williams
Whispers from the Watchtower written by Jai Brandon
Winemaker  written by Miriam Rahimi-Cholensky
Yard Work written by Patricia Tabb