Jonathan LaPoma

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DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! Wins 4th in London Film Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! won 4th place in the 2017 London Film Awards. This is the script’s 8th award/honor and LaPoma’s 151st overall.

UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN a #1 Amazon Best Seller

Jonathan LaPoma’s award-winning novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN is an Amazon Best Seller in the following Kindle categories/stores:

-#1 Metaphysical (Canada)

-#1 Metaphysical & Visionary (Canada)

-#1 Religious & Inspirational (Canada)

-Ranked 28th overall (Canada)

-#1 Metaphysical & Visionary (Australia)

-#3 Religion & Spirituality (Australia)

-#12 Literary Fiction (Australia)

-#4 Metaphysical (UK)

-#6 Metaphysical & Visionary (UK)

DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! Wins Los Angeles Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age black comedy DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! won the comedy category in the 2017 Los Angeles Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 7th award/honor and LaPoma’s 150th overall.

Jon LaPoma Places Two Scripts in World Series of Screenwriting

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedies HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS and DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! both placed in the comedy category of the 2017 World Series of Screenwriting, with HARM winning 3rd place, and DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! placing as a finalist.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.

LaPoma’s eleven screenplays have won 149 awards/honors.

Kirkus Reviews Recommends THE SUMMER OF CRUD

Kirkus Reviews, one of the world’s most respected book review journals, recommended Jonathan LaPoma’s dark and disturbing coming-of-age novel, THE SUMMER OF CRUD, calling it, “A rollicking, entertaining adventure on the open road starring two ferocious youths fueled by booze, pot, and canned spaghetti . . . A slender, fast-paced, fever-dreamed excursion . . . undeniably addictive.”

THE SUMMER OF CRUD will be published by Almendro Arts in February 2018.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins Grand Prize in Hollywood Screenplay Contest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won the grand prize in the 2017 Hollywood Screenplay Contest (comedy category). HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS a Finalist in Screenplay Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is a finalist in the 2017 Screenplay Festival. This is the script’s 22nd award/honor and LaPoma’s 146th overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS was optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT) in July 2017.

DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! Advances to Semifinals in Evolution Mallorca Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY! has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Evolution Mallorca Film Festival. This is the script’s 5th award/honor and LaPoma’s 146th overall.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins New Renaissance Film Festival

Jonathan LaPoma’s black comedy script HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS won Best Drama in the 2017 New Renaissance Film Festival.

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has been optioned by Warren Zide along with Wexlfish Pictures (AMERICAN PIE, FINAL DESTINATION, THE BIG HIT).

LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO a Finalist in Moondance Film Fest

Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova’s coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2017 Moondance Film Festival. This is the script’s 38th award/honor and LaPoma’s 145th.