#NFF18 Showtime's Tony Cox Feature Screenplay, Episodic Screenplay (60 Min), and Shorts Writer Semifinalists Announced!

Congratulations to all - keep an eye out for finalists, to be announced soon!

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Feature Screenplay Semifinalists:

CAMBRIDGE by Henry Hayes and Zolan Kanno-Youngs
DEALING WITH DAD by Tom Huang
FELL SWOOP by Clay Prietsch
THE HEART OF A TIGER by SreyRam Kuy
THE NOVICE by Lauren Hadaway
OIL AND WATER by Alfred Thomas Catalfo and Morgan Webster Dudley
OSCAR AND ELLA by Lindsay McRae
QUEENS by Max Sokoloff
SAINTS AND POETS by Richard LaPorta
YOUTH DECAY by Brandon Hall

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Episodic 60 Min Pilot Screenplay Semifinalists:

BETWEEN THE EYES by Gregory Levy
DETESTABLE by Brandon Morrissey
KYLA'S WAR by Hank Isaac
LEGACY by Kellen Hertz
OH, MIGHTY RIVER by Dan Ritter
SUNDOWN by Melody Cooper

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Short Screenplay Semifinalists:

ASSISTS, GOALS, SAVES by Kelly Pike
CINDERELLA WAR by Margaret Kane-Rowe
EMPATHIC by John Burdeaux
THE INVISIBLE MONSTER by Gordon LePage
SAL by Zoe Mancuso

Our Staff's Top Ten Oliver Stone Scripts -- # 8 and #7

This week we continue a countdown of our Staff's favorite Oliver Stone scripts with numbers 8 and 7. 

Coming in at #8...

Talk Radio (1988) dir. Oliver Stone.  Starring:  Eric Bogosian, Ellen Greene, and Leslie Hope.  The film was based on the play by Bogosian and Tad Savinar.  Portions of the film and play were based on the assassination of radio host Alan Berg in 1984 and the book Talked to Death: The Life and Murder of Alan Berg by Stephen Singular.  Bogosian plays "Barry Champlain," a Jewish radio personality in Dallas, Texas, with a caustic sense of humor and a knack for cutting people down with his controversial politically liberal views.  Champlain's contentious dynamic with the public reaches a boiling point and yields a tragic end. [via Wikipedia].

And #7 is...

The Doors (1991) dir. Oliver Stone.  Starring: Val Kilmer, Meg Ryan, Kyle MacLachlan, and Kathleen Quinlann.  The film portrays Morrison as the larger-than-life icon of 1960s rock and roll, counterculture, and the drug-using free love hippie lifestyle. But the depiction goes beyond the iconic: his alcoholism, interest in the spiritual plane and hallucinogenic drugs, and, particularly, his growing obsession with death are threads which weave in and out of the film.  [via Wikipedia].

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