It's official: I'm a registered screenwriter with International Movie Data Base, known worldwide as IMDB.
I became eligible for an IMDB listing when my script, Legal Passion, won best Feature Script at the World Film Carnival-Singapore. The WFC-Singapore is a IMDB qualifier.
At that point, I searched IMDB to see what other film festivals I won were IMDB qualifiers. Lo and behold, Tagore International Film Festival and Global International Film Festival both fit the bill.
Three scripts, False Start, Getting the Boot and Passed Over all won awards at TIFF. GIFF named False Start for the best message.
While being a registered screenwriter isn't the same role as a working screenwriter or a credited screenwriter, it puts me on the map and possibly getting discovered in the future.
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