2021 Screenplay Award Longlist

Page Turner Awards is delighted to announce our 2021 Screenplay Award Longlist. Browse through all our 2021 Finalists, and please join us in congratulating these aspiring screenwriters by leaving them a comment at the bottom of their submission (click 'see more') or join in the discussion in our finalists' forum.

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nicktaylorbuck Taylor Buck for "The Tunnel"

Nick’s writing journey was unusual. Invited onto the set of a high profile TV show, he witnessed the power of storytelling and was completely hooked. Nobody was more surprised by this than him, and in the last two years he has written a novel (placed 2nd in a national competition), a short story

TinaBeattie Beattie for "The Good Priest"

Why do I write? "What good is love if it is not shared?" (from "This Bitter Earth" by Dinah Washington) Writing - like love - is nothing if it is not shared. Even the most private diary has an audience - an other to whom it is addressed. To write is to make words flesh, to take them out of the realm

ddalton Dalton for "Winter War"

D. Dalton is an award-winning novelist and an optioned screenwriter, who has a passion for historical fiction placed in the real world. She also hosts the podcast Dark Kingdom Arts, which is a fun adventure into how-to-write and the pitfalls that popular movies, books, and TV shows often make.

Christianne Robinson Robinson for "Hedged"

Christianne is an attorney in Houston, Texas. She enjoys words, happy hour, cheese, cars, and Longhorn football. Currently, she lives with her husband and their cat Batman; soon they will be adding a Great Pyrenees puppy to the family.

Nick Walsh Walsh for "Cryin' Times"

Nick wrote his first screenplay over 20 years ago using Syd Field's book as a reference and it won 2nd Place Runner-up at the Austin Film Festive. He didn’t write another until he retired from the construction business five years ago and got a Master Screenwriter Certificate after attending

Norman Whaler Whaler for "Tiny Tim and The Ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge - The sequel to A Christmas Carol"

Norman Whaler is a multi-award winner from Grosse Pointe, MI, USA. With over 120 awards for his children's books, Norman focuses on positive messages, some on serious topics and some that are just about fun. He is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators), IAN, and IBPA

Brian Morrow Morrow for "Earth's Dumbest Boy"

Brian Morrow has been writing and performing sketch comedy, improv, and stand up in Chicago for over a decade. He graduated from Conservatory and Musical Conservatory programs at Second City, Chicago, as well as the University of Oklahoma with BFA’s in Acting and Stage Management.

Lise Pearlman Pearlman for "The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1 -- The Man Who Got Away"

PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR LISE PEARLMAN is a former trial lawyer and judge and nationally recognized speaker whose books have won multiple awards in the categories of law, U.S. History, multicultural nonfiction and social change. Her latest book is The Lindbergh Kidnapping Suspect No. 1 -- The Man Who

JAlexander Alexander for "The Choice"

James Alexander has always had a deep fascination with science fiction and fantasy. As an avid fan of all things extra-terrestrial, he’s passionate about crafting unique and thrilling stories that bring the universe and its mysterious inhabitants to life. In his spare time, James enjoys exploring