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2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition Winners

by ScreenCraft on April 20, 2022

Congrats to the Winners of the 2022 ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition!

Paradise Undone: A Novel of Jonestown by Annie Dawid was selected from this year's group of submissions as the Grand Prize Winner and The Dark Easy by Michael Crame was selected as the Runner-Up.

Paradise Undone: A Novel of Jonestown follows four protagonists, among them Mrs. Jim Jones and the Guyanese ambassador to the United States, as they make their way in and out of Peoples Temple, circling around its leader, Jim Jones, over a period of forty years.

The Dark Easy tells the story of Martin and his partner, The Hat, as they collect fines and retrieve overdue books for an occult library in New Orleans. When they're sent to Chicago to recover books from a guy who's skipped town, things go downhill fast as they cross paths with a vengeful daughter of an ancient French family, a wanna-be gangster, and a sociopath occultist who happens to be Martin's old boss. Can they stop this brewing war from spilling over and following them home to the library and The Dark Easy?

In addition to the ScreenCraft team, this year's jury included Glenn Williamson (Producer, Co-head of UCLA's School of Film), Rachel Kim (Head of Media Rights at 3Arts), and John Beach (Literary Manager and Founder of Gravity Squared Entertainment.

Stay tuned as we announce the Guaranteed Signing Prize winner in the coming week!

Congratulations to our winning writers and finalists, and thank you to our judges and to everyone who submitted projects; we read a number of remarkable submissions.

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