Unprecedented: LA Screenplay Competition Winner Takes First & Second Place (@OphirGottlieb)

Unprecedented: On the evening of September 18th, Ophir Gottlieb was announced as both the first place and second place winner of the Los Angeles Screenplay Competition for his two original TV pilots.

Photo credit: Bud Vincent
Photo credit: Bud Vincent

For the last decade the Los Angeles Screenplay Writing Competition has successfully pursued it's mission:

"Before any film is cast, financed, produced or distributed there must be a high quality screenplay.

The Los Angeles Screenplay Competition is specifically looking for screenplays to produce and talented screenwriters to contract to write screenplays for production."
Source: Los Angeles Screenplay Writing Competition

In early September 2013, the top five nominees for best teleplay were announced:

  • Life & Stuff: Pilot, written by Cody J. Riebe
  • Aspen Couture, written by Jay S. Blumenkopf
  • Vigilante, written by Ophir Gottlieb
  • Spy Game, written by Ophir Gottlieb
  • Bellevue, written by Michelle R. Anderson

A careful eye could see a potentially remarkable outcome.  Ophir Gottlieb was nominated for both of his original TV pilot scripts ("Vigilante" and "Spy Game").

On the evening of September 18th the remarkable was in fact realized; "Vigilante" won for Best Teleplay, in effect announcing Ophir Gottlieb as both the first place winner and second place winner (in a four way tie for second place).

E-mails to the competition were unanswered, but we believe this to be an unprecedented event.

This completed a whirlwind year for Gottlieb which included securing worldwide distribution for his feature film Rubicon's Broken after he won Best Picture & Best Director and the film won Best Actress (Rebecca Bujko) and was nominated for Best Actor (Zachary Barnes) in a virtual awards ceremony sweep at the inaugural Studio City Film Festival.

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