Today we announce the finalists for the second annual Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship. These writers represent the top 10 applicants of all scripts received. These ten projects will be sent to Orb Media to select two (2) winners in the next couple of weeks.
The two (2) selected winners will each be offered an option fee, one of which will be at least WGA minimum (up to $13,374) against a six-figure purchase price at WGA scale contingent on production (up to $133,739 each, depending on the final budget of each film). Orb Media Group and its partners will financially back and develop the projects for production and distribution with partners in China and the United States. The recipients will be provided with round-trip travel to the Shanghai International Film Festival in June 2018 to participate in special training and mentorship programs in partnership with the Shanghai Film School.
The following 2018 finalists have advanced to the final round of consideration for the awards:
#Cloudman by Craig Rosenthal
The Abolitionists by Leslie Lyshkov
Aviatrix by Bob Shayne
Good Fortune by Camille Dunn
Gunmetal Black by Dennis Venter
Silver Wings by A.W. “Tony” Scott
Sleeping Lotus by Helmut Metzger
Tea Leaves & Gun Smoke by Jerry Redfield III
The Golden Dragon Massacre by Ryan Chong
Unjust Lands by Joshua Cavalier