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Matt Umbarger of Irvine, Calif., took the first place award, worth $10,000, in the 10th annual Scriptapalooza screenwriting competition for his screenplay “The Terminals.” Damian Lahey and Ian Ogden of Brooklyn, N.Y., were the second place winners for “Child in the Dark,” while Los Angeles’ Heather Regnier was the third place winner for “Sober Living.”
Scriptapalooza president Mark Andrushko also announced 10 runners-up: “360,” by Richard Nguyen-Marshall; “A Revolution in Urination,” Christian Heinze; “Carnies,” Dean Ward & Matt Ward; “Cedarpine Views,” Mischa Ayoub; “Palmer,” Cheryl Guerriero; “Soulmates,” David Birkenhead; “Spring-heeled Jack,” David Pardue; “The Fahey Men,” Jane Holahan; “Three Rivers,” Brian Loschiavo & Josh Macuga; and “Willie Francis Must Die Again,” Allan Durand.
The Scriptapalooza competition was founded in 1998 to discover promising writers.
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