Finalists selected for screenwriting award

Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance shortlists three

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance has selected three finalists of the second biennial Lillian and Varnum Paul Screenwriting Award.

They are "Music for Strangers" by Eric Nazarian, "Moskvitch, My Love" by Levon Minassian and "The Bedouin" by David Deranian and Anthony Zanontian.

Entries were required to be full-length, un-produced film scripts written in English and based on Armenian themes.

The three finalist plays will be evaluated by an honorary jury including filmmaker, Atom Egoyan; producer and vp of development at Alcon Entertainment, Steve Wegner; and literary agent turned director Michael Peretzian.

The winner of the $10,000 award will be announced at a private ceremony in Los Angeles during the weekend of Aug. 28-30.

This year's ceremony will include a screening of an outstanding new film by an Armenian filmmaker and will be followed by a cocktail reception.

Tickets will be available for this event by invitation only