Awards season is always an exciting time for me. From the SAG to the BAFTA and ending with the Academy Awards, known worldwide as the Oscars.
The odds of me crashing the party as a award-nominated screenwriter are a zillion to one. I'd need the break of a lifetime to get the screenplay optioned, then morph into a Academy Award nominated screenwriter.
As it stands, I was nominated for two awards: Golden Merloin Award and Sun of the East Award.
The Golden Merloin Award is a silver trophy given annually by the World Film Carnival-Singapore.
The Sun of the East honor is part of the Tagore International Film Festival.
While I did not win those awards, I was thrilled to get honored. Both are registered in the International Movie Database (IMDB).
Every actor, writer, director and producer strive to get that credit with IMDB because movie studio executives often the site for talent. All four of my feature screenplays, False Start, Getting the Boot, Passed Over and Legal Passion, have a credit on IMDB.
Being part of IMDB is one of many steps toward to get the film optioned, then produced and sent to film festivals.
JK Jones' writing career began as a junior at Holt High in 1986 as as Sports Editor of the Purple Reign, the school's newspaper until graduating in 1988. It opened the door to a long and successful sports writing career. As an author, several of Jones' E-books were best sellers. Jones has shown promise during the early stages of screenwriting. Jones' short screenplay, Instant Replay, was accepted by the Cannes Latitude Film Festival in 2016. Jones' most recent screenplay, False Start, was selected to the Chihuahua International Film Festival in November, 2019. For more information, visit https://www.scriptrevolution.com/profiles/jk-jones.
IMDB Qualifying First-place awards