SU Alumni Successes

Over 300 ScreenwritingU Alumni (SU Alumni) have made a screenwriting deal – option, sale, writing assignment, representation – in the last three years.  To be in the SU Alumni, a writer must complete either the ProSeries or the Binge Worthy TV program.

Here are some of their recent screenwriting deals:

Whitewater Films and “Akeelah and the Bee” producer Reactor Films have optioned Vicki Rocco (ProSeries 12) and Amy Morland’s romantic comedy screenplay “The Transitional Guy.” See entire article in the Hollywood Reporter and then see the version in Variety!   And while you’re reading that, realize that someday, you’ll be there, too. 
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Two ProSeries alumni, Jon Bonnell (Producer, Director, ProSeries 11; See Jon’s IMDB) and Alyssa Alexandria (Writer, ProSeries 7; See Aly’s IMDB), teamed up to create the feature film “Match.Dead” (match dot dead), a cautionary tale of the perils of online dating. . Both Jon and Alyssa raved about their collaboration and hope to work on
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Writer/Producer Mark Kratter was hired to write a script by one of the producers of the movie MONSTER. See Mark’s IMDB.
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Steve Napora had his script optioned.  A producer posted a “Script wanted” notice to the ProSeries Alumni.  Steve responded and the producer loved Steve’s script. 
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Lauren Smith’s ProSeries script finishes production as a low-budget movie called Freshman Psych (See Lauren’s IMDB).  You can see it at www.freshmanpsych.com .
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That’s right!  Nick Epstein won an Academy Award — for Special Effects (See Nick’s IMDB). Here’s his story: I work at FRAMESTORE in London, England (www.framestore-cfc.com). I was LEAD TECHNICAL DIRECTOR on two sequences (including the bear fight sequence) for THE GOLDEN COMPASS, and I worked for vfx supervisors MICHAEL FINK and BEN MORRIS who picked up
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After winning the Grand Prize at PAGE International, John Arends was signed by a top Los Angeles agent.  He also landed a paid writing assignment with a producer/director.  Way to go, John.
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January 14, 2008:  Congratulations to Aly Alexandria, who just recently had her second movie greenlit with a $20 million budget (See Aly’s IMDB).  The script, KISS THE KILL, was her original ProSeries script and is moving forward with Nehst Studios.
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Matt Dixson gets a paid rewrite assignment from a producer who works with Universal Studio.  He is currently doing a rewrite on the project.
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Don Macnab-Stark gets two paid writing assignments — one is an adaptation for a French director and the other a documentary about Egypt. 
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