On February 22, 2009, screenwriter Dustin Lance Black won the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Milk” at the 81st Annual Academy Awards.
He wore a White Knot to the ceremony as a symbol of solidarity with the marriage equality movement. In his acceptance speech at the Oscar ceremony, he said:
“ … When I was thirteen years old my beautiful mother and my father moved me from a conservative Mormon home in San Antonio, Texas to California and I heard the story of Harvey Milk and it gave me hope. It gave me the hope to live my life, it gave me the hope to one day I could live my life openly as who I am, and that maybe even I could fall in love and one day get married.
I want to thank my mom, who has always loved me for who I am even when there was pressure not to. Continue reading “Featured Screenwriter :: Dustin Lance Black”
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
We’re pleased to publish the latest news for the Feature Screenplay ‘The Brothers McDonagh’, written by Shannonn Kelly.
The Brothers McDonagh has completed its festival circuit and going in for one final draft before it goes to the table for optioning by interested parties.
Shannonn is currently working on 3 distinctly different feature scripts and will be entering them into festivals when they are complete. Best of luck!
Educating Jay – a feature documentary film co-written and directed by Shannonn Kelly
Music by Paul Stirling Taylor