2017 Family-Friendly Contest New Jury Addition!

by ScreenCraft on October 15, 2017

We’re excited to announce that our 2017 Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest has added a new judge! In addition to our exisiting jury, we've confirmed SONY exec Josh Nadler, Director of Development at Sony’s Affirm Films, the studio behind SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN and more successful and acclaimed faith and family-friendly films! This year's Family Screenplay Contest jury is the highest caliber and most targeted that we've ever had. The other judges include:

  • Hae-Sook Song, executive at Blue Sky Studios, the studio behind such celebrated family film franchises as ICE AGE, RIO, EPIC and THE PEANUTS MOVIE. The studio’s films have grossed over $3 billion!
  • Heather Overton, programming and development executive at Hallmark Movie Channel and Crown Media, the single largest producer of family-friendly movies and TV series in the English language, producing over one hundred new movies every year.
  • Kyle Benn, development executive at Lionsgate Entertainment, the studio behind THE HUNGER GAMES, ALPHA & OMEGA, ENDER’S GAME, THE SPY NEXT DOOR and many more beloved family films!

More than ever, audiences around the world are in need of narratives that celebrate the strength of the human spirit, and remind us of the importance of coming together in faith and love. As one of the most important moviegoing demographics, families represent a huge portion of box office ticket sales, and our jury is eager to find some exceptional, four-quadrant screenplays. We want to read your projects -- so get them to us!

The early deadline for this competition is November 2nd. The final deadline is December 30th.



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