Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Rob Kotecki Places 2nd in Goldwyn Competition

UCLA student Joseph Tremba has won first place for his script "The Shoeshine Girl" in the 54th annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards.

The awards, recognizing excellence in dramatic writing, were announced Monday by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., president of the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, during a ceremony at the UCLA campus.

Two UCLA students tied for second with Eli Mael recognized for "Oaktown" and Rob Kotecki for "Blowback." First honorable mention went to UC San Diego student Jennifer Barclay for "Prank" and the second hononable mention went to UCLA student Bradford Schmidt for "Landsailor."

Judging the awards were Colin Callender, producer; Hilary Swank, actress/producer; and Catherine Tarr, story editor at CAA. The awards carry prizes of $15,000 for first place, $7,500 for the two second place winners, $2,000 for the first honorable mention and $1,000 for the second honorable mention.

Previous winners include Allison Anders, Francis Ford Coppola, Pamela Gray, Colin Higgins, Jonathan Kellerman and Eric Roth.

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