Jonathan LaPoma

Author / Screenwriter / Songwriter

Posts Tagged ‘California Film Awards’

HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS Wins Honorable Mention at California Film Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length holiday-themed black comedy, HARM FOR THE HOLIDAYS, won honorable mention in the 2016 California Film Awards. This is the script’s 9th award/honor and LaPoma’s 109th overall.

DELLWOOD a Diamond Award Winner at California Film Awards

Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length coming-of-age drama DELLWOOD is a finalist in the Diamond Award category of the 2015 California Film Awards. DELLWOOD follows a successful, but unhappy, novelist who reluctantly returns to his childhood town to attend a friend’s funeral. While there, he reminisces about his experiences as a child playing basketball on a city court to escape from emotional abuse, and he understands himself and the theme of his next project more clearly. DELLWOOD can be described as STAND BY ME meets THE BASKETBALL DIARIES, and it’s the 7th ranked Urban screenplay in’s Top 10 Contest Winning Scripts section.

Jon LaPoma Places Two Scripts in California Film Awards

The California Film Awards has awarded Jonathan LaPoma’s scripts THE WAY BACK HOME and LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (co-written by Natalia Porras Sivolobova) as the 5th place winner and a finalist, respectively, of their 2015 competition. LaPoma’s scripts have won 69 awards/honors in the last two years.