Pride Films and Plays (PFP) has announced that Dennis Shinners' Boys In Summer won its 2013 Great Gay Screenplay contest.
The award was presented Nov. 17 at the conclusion of PFP's Gay Film Weekend in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted. The weekend included "enhanced staged readings" of the top five scripts, including The Starfish Scream by Brent Hartinger, The Passion Child by Amir Sade, Buddy Booth by Edward J. Yaeger Jr., and Saguaro by Brandon Yarns.
The weekend also included screenings of the short films The Wait by Mary GuzmÃ¡n, Scotty Works OUT by Dan Pal, Coffee Talk: Episodes 3 and 4 by Skyrider Films, and Hypocrites + Strippers by Kim Yaged, all having their Chicago premieres.
Pride Films and Plays: www.pridefilmsandplays.com .
From the Press Release:
Boys in Summer Synopsis:
A shy American college boy travels to Paris to reconnect with a French exchange student from his high school years and finds himself in battle for his affections with a bold, brash and aggressive Jersey girl.
Dennis Shinners grew up in New Jersey, attended NYU's film school and has called the city of New York home ever since. He is a writer, producer and director of high profile award-winning on-air campaigns for Nickelodeon, Nick @ Nite, Spike TV, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, TV Land and the Oxygen Network. His two short films, "Area X" and GO-GO have enjoyed both domestic and international festival runs and distribution deals. His latest short Barrio Boy, based on a 2012 Pride Films & Plays screenplay finalist, hits the road this winter.