$50K KAIROS PRIZES TAP THREE WRITERS
Movieguide® Announces Winners of Tenth Annual
Kairos Prizes for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays
Movieguide®: The Family Guide to Movies and Entertainment, founded by Dr. Ted Baehr, announced the winners of the Tenth Annual Kairos Prize for Spiritually Uplifting Screenplays by First-Time and Beginning Screenwriters at the 23rd Annual Faith & Values Awards Feb. 6 at the Universal Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.
Supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation and presented annually by Movieguide®, the Kairos Prizes award $50,000 to the top three entries celebrating the best new screenwriters from around the world whose work aims to greatly increase man’s love or understanding of God.
DeVon Franklin, the studio executive and producer behind HEAVEN IS FOR REAL and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS, presented the Kairos Prizes at the Movieguide® Awards.
Jeff Peabody of Federal Way, Wash. took home the $25,000 Grand Prize with his script WHEN MOUNTAINS MOVED, where famous author Charles Dickens investigates the incredible tales he’s heard about George Müller, a real-life dirt-poor preacher in Victorian England who’s saving thousands of orphans from the streets.
Glenn Brown of Leeds, Ala. received the $15,000 1st Runner Up for his script A SEED OF FAITH and Gina Brulato of Sarasota, Fla. took home the $10,000 2nd Runner Up for her script A HEART OF FLESH.
In addition to the cash prizes, Movieguide® sends out the winning scripts to top industry leaders who request them.
“I’ve been encouraged to see continued growth in the quality of submissions each year,” said Michael Trent, executive director of the Kairos Prizes for Movieguide®. “I am also heartened by the increasing success of previous winners.”
Since 2006, the Kairos Prizes have championed the brightest new voices emerging from the world of screenwriting. Success for its winners began with its inaugural winner David M. Anthony whose winning script was immediately picked up, produced and released under the title JOHNNY. Two other winners, Christina Denton and Rusty Whitener, are both seeing their respective winning scripts finding their release. Additionally, there are several other winning scripts that are either in pre-production or close to development deals. The 11th Annual Kairos Prize will open for entries in April 2015.
For more information about the Kairos Prizes, please go to www.kairosprize.com.
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