2021 Screenplay Award Winners

We're delighted to announce our Page Turner Award Screenplay Award winners!

  • Feature Film Winner: Martin Keady for Man of Colour
  • TV Series Winner: Jonny King for Gifted
  • Short Film Winner: Phil Vengrinovich for Regarding the Pain of Others
  • Book Adaptation Needed Winner: LM Latham for Shoot The Savage

As well as winning the overall Screenplay Award, Jonny King won literary management from Sean Dubravac from Entertainment Lab. That could be you later this year when the winners are announced at our online ceremony in October!

British actress, Jane Asher is now attached to play the main character, Verity, in Jonny's TV series, Gifted, and Sean has pitched the project to a number of top production companies who have requested to read the script, including Warner Bros, Paramount, Disney and The Jim Henson Company.

Don't miss the chance to get your writing in front of publishers, literary agents, film producers and literary experts.

The 2022 Awards are now open.

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Michael Clifton for "Gloves"

Growing up on a hazardous waste site that’s home to the Mothman legend was a lot for Michael to take in. Stories of outsiders caught between real and imagined horrors are now his sweet spot. He has earned accolades from Academy Award qualifying festivals such as Cinequest, HollyShorts, Austin Film

Meredith Wargo for "DAWGS: A True Story of Lost Animals and the Kids Who Rescued Them"

Meredith Wargo is an award-winning author and advocate for animals. The recipient of four Maxwell Medallions from the Dog Writers of Association of America, she has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Although a native Texan, Meredith currently lives in southern

Joe Campbell Jr. for "Different Wings"

Joe Campbell Jr. is a father of three adult daughters and lives with his wife on Long Island in New York. With the high demand for IP from Hollywood, Joe took on a new challenge and created a TV pilot, adapted from his unpublished trilogy. Different Wings is ​​​​​​an emotional romance and family

Justine Gilbert for "Daisy Chain"

Justine Gilbert's current novel, Daisy Chain, is due to be published in March 2023 by Claret Press. It is historical fiction about the women who surrounded Roosevelt's presidency. Seen through the eyes of his sixth cousin, Daisy Suckley, it highlights the influence these women possessed. Justine is

Joseph Byrd for "Monet & Oscar: The Essence of Light"

My BS in Journalism and MA in Communications degrees inspired me to become a pioneer in electronic publishing. As a McGraw-Hill editor, I developed one of the first computer publishing systems. In the rapidly developing PC software industry, I co-authored one of his two books using PC desktop

Laura Whitton for "Birthweight"

Writer, visual artist, entrepreneur, and community builder. I won my first writing contest at age 11, started my first real business at age 15, traveled outside my home country for the first time at 18, and have not stopped since. I have made my home, worked, and created in The United States, France

Jodie Smith for "Bayou Cresting: The Wanting Women of Huet Pointe"

Award-winning author and Mobile Literary Festival founder Jodie Cain Smith spent her childhood exploring the shores of Mobile Bay. She is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and Northern Michigan University because earning a degree on both the southern and northern border happened by

Sean Slater for "The Devil and Dick Gregory"

Sean Slater is an actor-writer-producer born in the UK and raised in California. His work includes the features “Empire Gypsy”, “Target: St. Louis” and “Target: Philadelphia” (available on Amazon and Tubi) as well as the forthcoming competitive eating documentary “ScarfFace”. He holds an MA in

Shia Labeouf for "A8450, M.D."

Shia LaBeouf's natural talent and raw energy have secured his place as one of Hollywood's leading men. Most recently, LaBeouf starred alongside Vanessa Kirby and Ellen Burstyn in Kornel Mundruczo's Oscar® nominated Pieces of a Woman. In the critically acclaimed film, a grieving couple (Kirby/LaBeouf