Screenplay Judge

A graduate of creative writing and film correspondent for BillboardTV, Joe is an avid writer and film buff. His writing has been published in numerous anthologies, with his short story ’The Beekeeper’ winning 2nd place in the 2016 International Literary Prize. Joe finds inspiration in night walks, dreams, family, friends and his worst fears, citing a range of authors as personal influences. 

What advice would you give to people entering the 2020 competition? 

I would say be fearless and enter, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. If you have a story eating away at you, that is begging to be told, enter.

As a judge, what are you looking for in a screenplay?

I am looking for something original, unique and daring. Something a little weird and out there but also easy to piece together in a compelling and minimalist script. 





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