Announcing Jorge Zamacona as the 2014 Grand Prize Screenplay Judge!
The winning scribe for this year’s NHFF Screenplay Competition will be chosen by Jorge Zamacona, writer and producer of film and television. The New Hampshire Film Festival is thrilled to have him in this key position.
Beginning his writing career in 1984, Zamacona authored two episodes of the highly acclaimed hospital drama “St. Elsewhere” during it’s sophomore season. He also wrote the screenplay for the feature film “World Gone Wild”, a post-apocolyptic tale where water is of precious little supply, which was released in 1987. He would later work as a writer and producer on the series “Homicide: Life on the Streets” and a writer for the original “Law & Order”. He is responsible for the cross over episodes of “Homicide” and “Law & Order” entitled “Charm City” in 1996 and the two parter “Baby, It’s You” parts one and two in 1997. He then moved on to team with Chris Carter, creator of the classic sci-fi program “The X-Files”, as a co-executive producer during season one of “Millenium”. Other notable series on Zamacona’s resume include “Third Watch”, “Hudson’s Law”, “Witchblade”, “Silver Lake”, the HBO prison drama “Oz” as well as “10-8: Officer’s on Duty”, “Wanted” and “The Unusuals”.
Zamacona will be responsible for reviewing our three finalists and choosing the winner who will be awarded with a two-week Writer’s Residency at the fabulous Star Island Retreat Center during the Summer of 2015!