CinemaSpoke Finalist Readings Conclud with “The Valedictorian”

cinema.jpg“The Valedictorian,” the last of five CinemaSpoke finalists, concerns the competition to finish first in the senior class. Conrad and David are two students, from two different backgrounds, with two opposite ideas of fair play, and only one can be the valedictorian.

 

 

 

 

 

The finalist readings for Cinema St. Louis’ annual CinemaSpoke screenplay competition and workshop conclude with Paddy Callahan’s “The Valedictorian” at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, on the fourth floor of the Centene Center for Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. in Grand Center. The reading is free and open to the public.

The first 30 pages of the script will be read, with judges, audience members and actors providing feedback.

“The Valedictorian,” the last of five CinemaSpoke finalists, concerns the competition to finish first in the senior class. Conrad and David are two students, from two different backgrounds, with two opposite ideas of fair play, and only one can be the valedictorian.

Paddy Callahan describes himself as a “film lover and writer whose brilliant creativity is only outdone by his humility.”

CinemaSpoke judges are TV writer/producer Paul Guyot (“Judging Amy,” “Felicity”), screenwriter Richard Chapman (“Live From Baghdad”), producer Buzz Hirsch (“Silkwood”), St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic Joe Williams, and St. Louis writer/producer Bobbie Lautenschlager.

The winning script will receive a full reading at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15, at the Centene Center for Arts & Education.

For more information, contact Cinema St. Louis at 314-289-4150 or visit its Web site at www.cinemastlouis.org.

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