My Screenplay is a Finalist


Last night Dave & I attended the awards ceremony for LA Femme Film Festival (http://www NULL.lafemme NULL.org/) here in Los Angeles. My screenplay, Anna Begins, was a finalist in the 2007 screenplay competition. I didn’t win… a screenplay about the Holocaust won. It is difficult to compare my romantic comedy to that! It was a very inspiring event, a supportive, encouraging gathering of women filmmakers.

“Anna Begins” by Ellen Thompson
Romantic Comedy, 93 pages
Tired of her mother pressuring her to get married, a single woman hires an actor to pretend to be her boyfriend for the holidays, but when she arrives home, her high school crush is single and interested.

My First Screenplay Did Pretty Okay

My first feature-length screenplay, “Ronnie & Starr” was a quarter-finalist in the 2005 Scriptapalooza Screenwriting Competition (http://www NULL.scriptapalooza NULL.com/index2 NULL.html), a finalist in the 2005 Moondance International Film Festival (http://www NULL.moondancefilmfestival NULL.com/) screenplay competition, and made the top 15% in the Nicholls Fellowship (http://www NULL.oscars NULL.org/awards/nicholl/index NULL.html) competition.

“Ronnie & Starr” by Ellen Thompson
Dramedy, 103 pages
A free-spirited motorcycle mechanic and her close-minded, religious daughter each take a second chance to heal the past.