Regular Deadline 5/25/21
Final Deadline 6/15/21
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Tim Schildberger (on the left)
Co-founder & Head Judge
Tim is a proud dual citizen of Australia and the USA. He wrote for the Aussie soap opera Neighbours when he was 21; he had a senior role on the movie Borat (he has stories); he created, wrote, and directed a 13-episode comedy series for the Travel Channel; and his feature scripts have been optioned, and made the Academy Nicholl Fellowship semifinals twice, along with numerous other competition successes. Tim is our head judge, and for the last four years, he has dedicated himself to helping writers through his LiveRead/LA competition (livereadla.com), his script consulting, and his very cool writing workshops. He and his family also foster baby kittens. Seriously.
Angela is a working screenwriter, mom, and repeat-binger of THE OFFICE. In 2019, she won the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Gold Prize in the science fiction category and was a two-category finalist at the Austin Film Festival. In 2020, her script IF YOU WERE THE LAST landed on the annual Black List. Her first feature is scheduled to shoot in May 2021 — hopefully to be followed by many more! Angela is repped by Fourward and UTA.
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