Press release: The San Francisco Film Society announced today the finalists and honorable mention for the second SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant. The grant of $15,000 will be awarded to a mid-career screenwriter who has been a practicing writer for at least five years and who has previously written a minimum of one feature screenplay. Finalists are Topaz Adizes, Eric Escobar, Brent Hoff, Roja Gashtili, Maryam Keshavarz, Beverly Kopf and Bobbi Birleffi, Paul Lobo Portuges, David Munro, Jennifer Phang and Dominac Mah. Honorable mention went to Richard Strasser. More at sffs.org.
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