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.
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Jonathan LaPoma and Natalia Porras Sivolobova’s feature-length coming-of-age drama, LA TIERRA QUE YO AMO (LAND THAT I LOVE), is a finalist in the 2016 Hollywood Screenplay Contest. This is the script’s 28th award/honor and LaPoma’s 100th overall.
LaPoma’s script THE WAY BACK HOME won the Grand Jury Prize of the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest.
Jonathan LaPoma’s feature-length screenplay, THE WAY BACK HOME, is a finalist in the 2014 Beverly Hills Screenplay Contest. This is the 7th honor the script has received in the past year, including the Grand Jury Prize at the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest, the Grand Prize at the 2014 London Film Awards, and 3rd place at the Chicago Screenplay Contest (drama category). THE WAY BACK HOME can be seen as a mix between KES and BILLY ELLIOT, and has been described as “A story that will stay with you and make you look in the mirror” by Summit Talent and Literary Agency. It’s currently ranked in the top 7% of the nearly 2,500 scripts listed on MovieBytes.com.
After winning the Grand Jury Award in the 2014 Hollywood Screenplay Contest for THE WAY BACK HOME and “The New York Award” in the 2014 West Field Screenwriting Awards for A NOBLE TRUTH, Jonathan LaPoma interviews with MovieBytes. The Hollywood Screenplay Contest interview can be found here, and the West Field interview here.
Jonathan has won 1st place in three separate competitions in a little over a month.