Joseph Tremba tops Goldwyn nods

UCLA student won for 'Shoeshine Girl' screenplay

Joseph Tremba of UCLA took first place Monday in the 54th annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for his screenplay "The Shoeshine Girl."

The awards were founded by Samuel Goldwyn Sr. in 1955 to encourage young writers. The latest winners were announced during a ceremony at UCLA by Samuel Goldwyn Jr., president of the Samuel Goldwyn Foundation.

Second place resulted in a tie between UCLA students Eli Mael for "Oaktown" and Rob Kotecki for "Blowback." First honorable mention went to Jennifer Barclay of UC San Diego for "Prank." Second honorable mention went to UCLA's Bradford Schmidt for "Landsailor."

Producer Colin Callender, actress-producer Hilary Swank and CAA story editor Catherine Tarr served as judges.