'Numbered' script tops Slamdance competition

Thriller from first-time screenwriter won $7,000

"Numbered," a thriller by first-time screenwriter Neil McGowan, earned $7,000 for first place at the 13th annual Slamdance Screenplay Competition. The winners were announced Friday at a reception at the WGA West.

The other winners, ranked from second to 10th place, were:

"Goodman's Garden," Douglas Miller; "Want and Curiosity," Eric Weller; "Human Resources," Marissa Jo Cerar; "Lucas Donovan," Keisha Poiro; "Moonbeam Fisherman," John Dummer; "Mendelssohn," Joseph Yuan and Jeanette Manning; "Hair Today," Dennis Douda; "Czechoslovakia," Alvin Easter; and "Truckers VS. Bikers," Aaron Grunland and Sean Huet.

Honorable mentions went to "Fausta," Dalisia Mendoza; "Fireseason," Tim D. Stickler; "Repeat After Me," Scott Honea; "Sapna's Gift," Anthony Dodd; and "Somewhere Better Than Here," Vince Orlando.

The winner in the best short screenplay category was "Crybaby," by Mark Seidel.

The competition was overseen by Slamdance's new director of writing competitions, Joy Saez.
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