There’s some more big news on the screenwriting front! In the last few weeks, both KANE THE GUNSLINGER and INFLUENCERS have had some major breakthroughs on their journey to the silver screen. Obviously there’s still a long way to go before either project goes into production, but the continued support from readers, mentors and labs is a huge boost.
KANE THE GUNSLINGER was an official selection for the prestigious 2020 Stowe Story Labs, where I pitched to a range of producers, managers, and other entertainment professionals. The Lab also offered some incredible lectures and talks from industry leaders and screenwriters, as well as the opportunity to workshop works-in-progress with peers.
KANE THE GUNSLINGER also recently earned an eight on The Blacklist! For those who are not familiar with it, The Blacklist is one of Hollywood’s top spots for discovering new scripts, and only roughly 2% of scripts earn of rating of eight or higher. Obviously that rating is merely an indication of one reader’s taste, but every little bit counts.
Over on the INFLUENCERS front, Director Robert Gregson and I were excited to be an official selection and attend the 2020 Northeast Filmmakers Lab. We honed our pitch, made some great connections, and received invaluable information as we embark on the journey of developing the film. We’ve been further buoyed by successes in two high profile annual screenwriting competitions. INFLUENCERS was a second rounder for the 2020 Launch Pad Screenplay Competition and is a quarterfinalist—and still in the running—for the FinalDraft Big Break Competition.