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The scores are in and the results have been tallied!

We want to thank all of the writers again for participating in our second 72 Script Fest. It’s been quite the adventure so far but it’s not quite over. There’s still the actual production and premiere of the Winner and Runner Up below.

Note: All Finalists will be receiving notes and scores from the judges in the coming weeks.


Without further ado, here are the Top 3 Scripts from 72 Script Fest 2014:

Honorable Mention for 72 Script Fest 2014 is “This Particular Sunday” by Rashel Mereness This Particular Sunday
The 72 Script Fest 2014 RUNNER-UP is Rico San Marco by Xio Rico
The 72 Script Fest 2014 WINNER is “The Cloakroom” by Jenni Prange Boran The Cloakroom

Congratulations to the Winner, Runner-Up and Honorable Mention.


The Winner will choose a team from the TEAM POOL to adapt their screenplay with a small budget.
The Runner-Up will choose a team from the TEAM POOL to adapt their screenplay 72 style.
We will be sending out instructions to the Winner, Runner Up and teams chosen.

A Huge Thanks go out to our judges:


Jamie Nash is an accomplished screenwriter of several produced films including ALTERED, SEVENTH MOON, I WAS A TEENAGE DRAGONSLAYER, LOVELY MOLLY, and V/H/S/2. He recently wrote the screenplay for EXISTS (directed by long-time collaborator Eduardo Sanchez of The Blair Witch Project) which won the audience award for Best Midnight film at this year’s SXSW Festival and is being released later this year by Lionsgate Films. His latest screenplay, SANTA HUNTERS will premiere this Christmas on Nickelodeon. He also has two projects in development with Amazon’s entertainment wing Amazon Studios. Jamie has professionally written comic books, computer games, television, commercial and teaches screenwriting at local universities.

Marc May’sfilm industry career has primarily been as a screenwriter, selling and optioning to Hollywood studios. For ten consecutive years, he always had at least one project in active studio development. In indie films, he co-wrote Primo, which premiered at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles and story edited Medio Tiempo, which made its television debut on Showtime. Marc wrote two documentaries that premiered on PBS in honor of Black History Month and produced the Student Emmy Award-winning weekly magazine show UCLA: Next. He also served as a private consultant to a Vancouver, Canada-based internet firm that was consequently named by Newswire as one of the top 10 fastest growing websites based on U.S. traffic growth. His latest credit is Story Editor for Oscar-winning Producer Roger Corman on Stealing Las Vegas, starring Eric Roberts.

Erica Schreiber left a small town in Washington state to attend NYU Tisch’s Dramatic Writing Program. After an internship at “The Colbert Report” and graduation, she worked as the Writer’s Assistant for USA’s “Monk.” Since moving to LA she has worked on the CW’s “Nikita” and VH1’s “Single Ladies,” as well as on the Fox film “The Wolverine.” Currently she freelances at Fox and FX and is repped by Caliber Media as a writer.

Larry T. Shillock is Professor of English and Assistant Academic Dean at Wilson College. He teaches subjects that range from Homer to Homer Simpson and publishes in the areas of narrative theory, film, and the novel. His interests including fly fishing, orchid and mushroom hunting, and peak bagging in the American west.

Jacqueline Gilbert is a digital media and community engagement director for a financial trade association. Based in Alexandria, Gilbert manages the organization’s online and social media channels, as well as its grassroots/advocacy efforts. Previously, Gilbert served as the director of government relations and Washington correspondent for DS News, a national b2b publication that covers mortgage servicing, as well as the Five State Institute. While with DS News and Five Star, Gilbert launched the brand: The Five Star Government Forum, a Washington-based event that serves as a conduit between the mortgage servicing industry, and legislators and policymakers. When based in Dallas, she served as the editor of DS News, overseeing all editorial and production aspects of the monthly magazine. Prior to her career in journalism, Gilbert spent some time at FUNimation Entertainment, a television and film production company based in Flower Mound, Texas. Best known for its distribution of anime and other entertainment properties in North America, she served as the Script Supervisor where she oversaw Japanese translations of scripts and worked with the head writers on the adaption of the raw product to its final product in the voice over studio. An English Lit graduate from the University of North Texas, Gilbert resides in Silver Spring with her rambunctious tri-color Cocker Spaniel Rufus. An avid roller derby enthusiast, Gilbert skates for both Team Maryland all-stars and takes on the persona of Jackie Treehorn for Free State Roller Derby’s Black-Eyed Suzies. When she’s not skating, she enjoys the attempts at Texas BBQ in the area, local brewpubs, and visits to local art openings and museums in the area. You can follow her on Twitter at @jacqaluyan.

Richard Jefferies grew up in Frederick, Maryland where he graduated from Frederick High School in 1974. After 36 years of building a career in Hollywood, Richard returned to live in the Frederick area. During his time in Hollywood, Richard delivered 28 feature film writing assignments to major studios including Tron: Legacy, Cold Creek Manor (which he also executive produced) and Man of the House at Disney, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer at Fox, Searchers and The Bad Place at Warner Bros. Richard has done uncredited writing work on many movies including sci-fi features Virus, Species and lmposter. Richard wrote, directed and produced Organizm aka Living Hell, which premiered on Syfy Channel and wrote the cult horror classic Scarecrows. Richard joined Wiseacre Films in 2010, where he co-wrote and produced the Christmas comedy Elf-Man. He is currently executive producer on Wiseacre Films’ action adventure feature film China Bigfoot: Legend of the Yeren, which was shot in the remote mountains of central China.

Richard Brett is an Associate Professor of Cinema at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. Holder of a Masters Degree in Production from The University of Iowa and a Masters of Fine Arts in Broadcasting/Cinema from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his areas of specialization include screenwriting, film history, theory, and analysis, and film and digital production. He has worked freelance as a production assistant, videographer, video editor, script supervisor, copywriter, and script reader. One of his early scripts, Time Trap, was optioned by MagnusFilms a Los Angeles production company. His short futuristic drama Level Five won a CINE Eagle Award, and his short film comedy PANAVOX won a Regional Emmy from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. More recently, his feature-length romantic comedy screenplay Love Is Blind won the A/Exposure Screenwriting Contest out of Los Angeles, the GreenLight Screenplay Contest in Canada, 3rd place in the StoryPros International Screenplay Contest, and 6th Place in ScriptVamp’s DreamQuest Screenplay Contest. Currently under representation by a WGA-signatory agent in New York, Brett has recently optioned Love is Blind to German film director Marco Riedl, is currently completing work on a spec screen thriller, FLASH BACK, and has been hired to write a new action drama screenplay for Intrinsic Value Films, based in New York.

We hope to see everyone this Fall at 72 Film Fest and back for 72 Script Fest 3 to be announced later this year.

Staff @ 72 Fest