Unstaged: A Live Reading of the 2017 SIP Screenwriting Competition Winning Screenplays

/Unstaged: A Live Reading of the 2017 SIP Screenwriting Competition Winning Screenplays

april, 2018

19apr6:30 pm8:00 pmUnstaged: A Live Reading of the 2017 SIP Screenwriting Competition Winning Screenplays

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Unstaged: A live reading of the 2017 “Set in Philadelphia” Screenwriting Competition (SIP) winning screenplays.  See & hear pro actors interpret the winning screenplays + a breakdown of the winning screenplays’ structures by Brian Wade & Jillian Bullock.

Winning screenplays:

Grand Prize & Regional Award, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia & the Arts + Business Council of Greater Philadelphia:
The Doan Brothers, written by Ben & Oliver Samuels
Logline: The incredible true story of five Bucks County Quakers who became folk heroes in the earliest days of the American Revolution. Pushed to fight and robbing from the British and Continentals alike with Robin Hood-daring, the Doans served no King or Congress, but fought for the beautiful, untouched land of the Native Peoples and William Penn in one of the greatest and most heart-wrenching love stories of unchanging men in a changing country ever told.

TV Prime Time Award, sponsored by Comcast and NBCUniversal:
No Love Lost, written by Page Peter Wilson
Logline: A combat veteran and his partner work tirelessly to reunite teenage runaways with their families.

Inaugural Oscar Micheaux Award, (for the best screenplay penned by a Philadelphia area resident of the African Diaspora) sponsored by Progressive Change, CDC and West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution:
The Dennis Boys, written by Stephen Arthur Schaffer
Logline: Two brothers, a cynic and an optimist, struggle to find common ground when their sick mother’s condition worsens.

Student Award, sponsored by the Derek Freese Film Foundation:
Liberty Investigations, written by Lindsay Michel
Logline: A private investigator and his intern work outside the law to solve cases in Philadelphia.

Admission: FREE.  Open to the public.


(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Prince Theater

1412 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


Greater Philadelphia Film Office

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The Greater Philadelphia Film Office (GPFO) is a "film commission" representing southeastern Pennsylvania that officially serves the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia.

We are a member of the Association of Film Commissions International (AFCI). GPFO, first established in 1985 as a part of Philadelphia city government, continues to reside within city offices.

In 1992, we became a regional economic development agency, incorporating in 2000 as the Greater Philadelphia Film Office, a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation.


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