TSA members’ scripts, films earn notice

Several TSA members have recently received recognition for their works on page and on the screen:

  • Elvis Wilson’s screenplay, Strawberry Plains, made the list of semi-finalists in the drama feature category for the Austin Film Festival screenwriting contest, while his comedy script, Strike and Spare, is a finalist in National Lampoon and Stage 32’s Search for Comedy Writing Gold contest.
  • The Odds, written and directed by Bob Giordano, was the closing night film for the Raindance Film Festival in London. Look for an interview with Giordano on this site coming soon.
  • Blind-Sighted, a short film directed by Dustin Alexander III and written by Alexander and G. Robert Frazier, has been named an official selection of the Franklin International Independent Film Festival. The film will be shown with five other shorts beginning at noon Nov. 2 at Academy Park Performing Arts Center, 120 Everbright Ave., in downtown Franklin.
  • Pinked, starring Donnie Clark, has made its way to three film festivals this year: the NC Black Film Festival, the Videoscream International Film Festival in Portland, Ore., and the International Black Film Festival, which had its run recently at Watkins College of Design, Art & Film.

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Seven TSA scribes answer call with chilling Halloween short scripts

IMG_1856From a twist on Hansel and Gretel to a terrible clowns to were-rabbits, seven TSA members answered the call by sharing their short horror scripts on Halloween night. Presenting scripts were, from left, Jacob Burns (“The Game”), Paula Phelps-Weaver (“For the Children”), Dale McCarver (“Spooks”), Debbie Wells (“Snack Time”), Matthew Gibson (“Le Clown Terrible”), Gary Frazier (“Skin”), and Jeff Chase (“Scattered Pieces”). Congrats to all the screenwriters for taking a dare to scare us!