Dennis' short screenplay MY DATE WITH ADAM was pitched at the Film Factory event at Point Park Theater on Saturday, April 20th and moved on to the next round as one of the three Finalists.
Read the recap of the event here.
Dennis will now do his final pitch and hear the draft of the script read by Carnegie Mellon University School of Drama students at the Philip Chosky Theater on Saturday, May 11th for the final event "And The Winner is...". After the reading and pitch, panelists will give feedback and deliberate who will receive the award. Past panelists have included actor David Conrad (Ghost Whisperer, Wedding Crashers), producer Chris Moore (Good Will Hunting, Promised Land), producer Bernie Goldmann (300) and director Jamie Widdoes (Two and a Half Men).
Get your tickets for the event here.
The grand prize package is a trip to Hollywood and up to $30,000 of funding to produce and shoot the short film in the western Pennsylvania area during the summer or fall of 2013.
"This year's entries are outstanding and highlight the wealth of talent here in Pittsburgh," Carl Kurlander, Steeltown Entertainment Project's President and CEO, said. "The Film Factory Competition proves that our region has what it takes to be a player in creating world-class entertainment. We are excited that previous Film Factory finalists have had their films screened at national festivals, picked up for distribution, and bought by a major Hollywood studio. And the competition continues to grow at a rapid pace and provide aspiring filmmakers with an unparalleled opportunity to showcase their skills."
(Below, concept art by Anne Mundell for the Director's Pitch)