Eva Gardos is the writer/director of the soon to be movie based on my book, “Cindy in Iraq”. The script is a Semifinalist in the 2009 Cynosure Screenwriting Awards. Congrats Eva!
About the Competition: The Cynosure Screenwriting Awards seek to expand the scope of mainstream cinema by recognizing and rewarding feature-length scripts with distinctive and challenging screen roles for women and minorities. As the definition of cynosure indicates, we are looking for scripts to serve as a guide to an industry bereft of diverse stories. Two (2) $2500 cash prizes will be awarded, one to the best screenplay showcasing a strong female protagonist and one to the best screenplay with a compelling minority protagonist. Additional prizes have been added, so be sure to visit the “Prizes” section on the Contest page.Past judges for the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards include established actors, managers and industry professionals from Fox Searchlight, Showtime, The Jacobson Company, Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency, Icon Productions, New Regency Entertainment, The Steve Tisch Co., Oxygen, Jersey Films, and DiNovi Pictures, to name just a few.Cynosure scripts have been solicited by various studios and production companies, including Fox, ABC Television, Viacom, Licht/Mueller Film Corporation, Arpil Entertainment, Mohawk Productions, Flying Freehold Productions, Edmonds Entertainment, Klasky Csupo, Inc., Berg/Saccani Entertainment. In addition, scripts have been requested by agents and managers from Paradigm Literary and Talent Agency, the Radmin Company, Smith Entertainment, KPE Entertainment, Accurate Representation and Energy Entertainment, among others.
Personal note to Eva: I have had the greatest pleasure working with you on this. Thank you so much for talking me into writing the book and I wish you the best on this! I really hope you win!!!
you can find a full list of semifinalist at http://www.broadmindent.com/id26.html