Jonathan LaPoma’s coming-of-age literary novel UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN is a finalist in the 2017 Florida Authors and Publishers Association President’s Awards (contemporary/literary category). UNDERSTANDING THE ALACRÁN will be published by Almendro Arts on August 23rd.
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Jonathan LaPoma’s scripts DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!, SOFI’S JOURNEY, and LA TIERRA Q… UE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova, placed in six different film festivals today: Los Angeles CineFest (DIPLOMATIC AMMUNITY!), Malta Film Festival (LA TIERRA), Austria International Film Festival (LA TIERRA), Cinema New York City (LA TIERRA), Eurocinema Film Festival (LA TIERRA), and SOFI’S JOURNEY placed in a festival that LaPoma won’t be able to announce until September.
This brings LaPoma’s total award/honor total to 131.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length black comedy HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS has advanced to the semifinals in the 2017 Table Read My Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 18th award/honor in the last year, and LaPoma’s 122nd overall. HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS is ranked 1st in the GLBT, 5th in the Comedy, and 7th in the Drama categories of MovieBytes.com’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts.