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At the behest of Alexia Melocchi, my new manager, we've redone some of the graphic art. First was the art for Destroying Angel, and now we have new art for Imprinted.

This is one of those blogs every writer waits years to write. I’m pleased to announce that I am now represented by literary manager Alexia Melocchi of Little Studio Films.

I had the great good fortune to see Santiago, Felix Martiz's gripping dramatic thriller, at the Oaxaca International Film Festival last November. The next scheduled screening is January 30th, 2012, in Los Angeles.

After doing some marketing research and collating remarks from various readers and coverage, we realized that the title "Heaven Sent" wasn't working for our award-winning female-driven horror thriller script. Too many other things online with that name and to some people the title conveyed something rather un-horrific.

In 2011 I attended the American Film Market. While I was there I spoke to many filmmakers who were at the market packaging films or trying to find distribution for their films, including Christine Whitlock, slapstick-horror filmmaker from Canada. All of her films showcase the same actors, actors she had worked with in the theatre. Christine worked the market tirelessly.

It still amazes me that a script that is five or six pages long can place in contests and get its writer industry attention. But in the last month it's happened to me twice. This time my crime/thriller short, Sister Secrets, is finalist in the Mix International Short Screenplay contest. Sister Secrets is also Quarterfinalist in the Champion Screenwriting Competition.

This contest is a great opportunity because the festival does its best to match up writers and filmmakers for future collaboration.