More Finalists for Showtime's Tony Cox Screenplay Competition Announced!

Congratulations to the Short Screenplay and Episodic Screenplay (60 minute) Finalists!

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SHORTS FINALISTS:

Koko Ni Inai (I'm Not Here), by Emel Saat
An imaginative, visually rich story in which two characters tackle themes of social media, isolation in a crowd, and the need to connect. 

The Yao of Tao, written by Rajiv Shah with Jesse Wang and Robert Berg
Tao, a Chinese caregiver for Isaac, a dying cancer patient, finds himself at odds with Isaac’s estranged daughter.

Unreliable Narrators, by Sara Alize Cross
A storyteller suffering from writer's block encounters a younger woman with a story eerily similar to her own.

From L to R: Emel Saat, Rajiv Shah, Sara Alize Cross

ONE WINNER RECEIVES:

  • $500 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival;
  • VIP week-­long Pass to Nantucket Film Festival;
  • Attend Showtime ­sponsored reception during the Film Festival;
  • Participation in Mentors Brunch with prominent screenwriter during the Film Festival;
  • Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as Competition winner;
  • Print and media coverage.
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EPISODIC (60 MINUTE) FINALISTS:

The Line by Tesia J. Walker
In the era of civil rights, racial tensions run high in a small South Carolina town home to a historically black university.

The Rize by Bryan Parker
A teenage boy from the projects discovers he may be the key to saving his neighborhood from both a gentrifying developer and darker forces at work.

Rue Pigalle by Jessica Shields
In 1930s Paris, on the seedy streets of Montmartre, a group of musicians, mobsters and misfits desperately cling to their slice of utopia as they contend with the global depression and encroaching war.

From L to R: Tesia J. Walker, Bryan Parker, Jessica Shields

ONE WINNER RECEIVES:

  • $1,000 cash prize from the Nantucket Film Festival;
  • Private one-on-one consultation with Showtime executive;
  • VIP week-­long Pass to Nantucket Film Festival;
  • Attend Showtime ­sponsored reception during the Film Festival;
  • Participation in Mentors Brunch with prominent screenwriter during the Film Festival;
  • Custom leather bound copy of the winner’s script, courtesy of Showtime;
  • Name inclusion on Festival catalogue and website as Competition winner;
  • Print and media coverage.