June 7, 2011
Announcing NHFF Screenplay Competition 2011 Grand Prize Judge: Buzz McLaughlin
Buzz McLaughlin is an active independent feature film producer and partner in Either/Or Films that produced The Sensation of Sight starring Academy Award-nominee David Strathairn; the film won the Best Feature Award at the New Hampshire Film Festival. He is currently in development with Either/Or Films’ next feature Someplace Like America.
A writer who has written many plays and screenplays, including Sister Calling My Name that won the National Play Award, Buzz is also the author of the best-selling book The Playwright’s Process and has spent over three decades as a dramaturg/teacher/consultant working with hundreds of emerging and established writers in theatre and film. He holds a Ph.D. in dramatic literature, taught scriptwriting as Playwright-In-Residence for many years at Drew University, founded the Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey, a professional theatre currently in its 25th year dedicated to the development of new plays, and currently runs a Script Consulting Service. He also maintains a blog on scriptwriting.
Electronic submissions to the 2011 NHFF Screenplay Competition are currently being accepted via Withoutabox until early-August.