Well, this has been a wonderful 2009. With getting out of the hospital, finding a wonderful place to live in San Pedro, the personal and professional relationship with my new friend, Jose Rafael Fayette, I have to also share with all of you that my screenplay, “London Time” was accepted, and selected as a finalist in the Beverly Hills Film Festival’s Screenplay Competition!
That’s right folks, we are making our industry debut this week, from April 1-5, 2009 as the festival will then announce at the Awards Gala on Sunday night, April 5, who the winner of the Beverly Hills Film Festival’s Golden Palm Award for Best Screenplay! There is only one and then two runner ups. So cross your fingers everyone as this is the opportunity to introduce to the industry what I have
been working so hard on for the past 14 years!
This is so much more than just my creative skills being exhibited and competing for such a prestigious recognition and award, it is the industry launching for the “turning point” in American cinema for those with a disAbility to have an authentic voice, vision, and representation on both sides of the camera – from here on out!
I am so excited and hope for the best but regardless of the outcome, I will make sure and Jose will make sure that as many as possible within the industry will know we have arrived to provide a permanent solution to the stereotypes and discrimination of those like ourselves with a disAbility in Hollywood! I will keep you all informed and make the announcement of the outcome next week! Meanwhile if you wish to check it out and follow along, go to http://beverlyhillsfilmfestival.com click on the link for the 2009 Official Selections, then on the link for Screenplays and you will see “London Time”, one of the finalist out of 1,021 screenplay submissions to this years competition, right there on the top!
Hopefully on Sunday night that is where we will be to accept the Golden Palm Award! Meanwhile take care everyone!