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Contest Begins: 03/09/2017 Ends: 06/28/2017
Leah's film noir screenplay "The Big Chew" was a top 100 finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition.
The screenplay is based on the story of young Abraham Lincoln and the love of his life: Ann Rutledge. It is told through the eyes of a modern day, coming-of-age woman studying History in Washington, D.C.
“It is well-written, impeccably researched, and quite moving. There are strong, complex roles for actors. Most importantly, it’s heartfelt and full of passion for the story, the characters and their poetry.”
~ Academy Award winning Director's critique
THE BECKONING BUSH, a full-length screenplay by Deborah Vajda, is a Top 100 Finalist in the 2012 Emerging Screenwriters Competition.