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Dark bright spot in writing competition

Action adventure takes eighth place in 2004 screenplay competition

October 12, 2004 -- Local writer Kristy Dark for the second time was a winner in the Writerís Digest Annual Writing Competition.  Her action/adventure screenplay "The Long Count," about a Malibu detective who time travels to the world of the ancient Maya to rescue his kidnapped daughter, was awarded 8th Place in the Screenplay category in the 2004 Competition.  Previously, her short story "The Last Story" won 3rd Place in the Genre Short Story category in 2001, and a short film based on that story is now in post-production.  This yearís Writerís Digest Annual Writing Competition received 17,584 manuscripts in 10 different categories.  First-round judge for the Screenplay category was Chad Gervich, Manager of Talent & Development at Paramount Television.  Final-round judge was Warren Littlefield, head of the Littlefield Company, who served as President of NBC Entertainment for 10 years.

 Kristy, a long-time resident of Ojai, has written seven other screenplays and is currently working on her third novel.  Her short stories and non-fiction have been published in numerous newspapers, magazines and ezines.  

 

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Published in Ojai Valley News - October 15, 2004

 

 

 

 

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