The Fifth Annual Creative World Awards Releases 2012 Top Screenplay Winners

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Creative World Awards (CWA), an international Los Angeles based screenwriting competition, has released its 2012 screenplay and television contest winners. With film and television writing entries spanning across six continents, seventeen talented writers take home top awards.

Top honors go to the Grand Prize Winners, Monica Byrnes & Toria Sheffield of Brooklyn, NY for their comedy, COPPS AND ROBERTS. The top genre winners are: Comedy Winner, Doug Benjamin of Cincinnati, OH, USA for LAWFULLY WEDDED STRANGERS; Horror/Thriller/Fantasy Winner, Rob Yescombe of Nottingham, UK for TEN TORS; Drama Winners, Kirk Davis & Sam Sloves of Tucson, AZ and Rolling Hills, CA for THE TRANSFORMATION; and Action-Adventure Winner, Scott Lainer of Wellesley, MA for RAGEWATER.

For features, first runner up placements go to Debi Calabro of Valhalla, NY for OUT OF BROOKLYN; Svilen Kamburov of Sherman Oaks, CA for JOHN ATANASOFF; Nicholas Carr of Brooklyn, NY for CONTAINMENT; and Paul Erskine of Auckland, New Zealand for APACHE DOWN. Marcos Villasenor of London, UK won the best short award for @FLORIANHARAZKAIEWICKS, and television winners include Michael Madden of Stanfordville, NY for RULE OF NINES; Ryan Magnon of Riverside, CA for TOTALLY AWESOME DUDE; Julie Livingston of Portland, OR for A WEEK OFF FROM CANCER; and Italome Ohikhuare of Miami, FL for STEP INTO THE BAD SIDE. This year’s Creative Concept Award goes to John Corby of Como, Australia for his drama, HAMELIN.

The Creative World Awards (CWA) screenwriting competition is known for championing writers and helping them garner exposure and recognition in the industry. CWA has built relationships with some of the most sought after companies in the industry such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, Inferno Entertainment, Dark Hero, Icon Films & Entertainment, Morgan Creek, Kundali Entertainment, and more, all of which get first looks at the winning scripts each year.

Through their development service, CWA also provides assistance in story and craft development, which is geared towards getting projects ready for the screen. Now going into its sixth year, CWA has helped secure option deals and representation for many of their writers, resulting in it becoming a major “go-to” source for finding new talent and material in the film industry.

For more information contact: Heather Waters at heather(at)creativeworldawards(dot)com


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