UCLA extends screenwriting prizes

'Mindy' gets scribe $5,000

HOLLYWOOD — Former HBO marketing exec Elena Song took first place in the 14th annual Diane Thomas Screenwriting Awards, presented by UCLA Extension on Wednesdayat the W Hotel.

Song received $5,000 for her script “After Mindy Flipped Out,” about the feud between a bad-girl figure skater and her diva skating sister.

Former Daily Variety reporter Amy Dawes was the second-place winner of $3,000 for her screenplay “Linda Paloma,” about a troubled cop and a penniless immigrant girl suspected of murder. Lisa Caruso came in third, with a $1,000 award, for “Trial Marriage,” about an attorney couple who take opposite sides in a divorce case while planning their own wedding.

Screenwriter Donald Roos announced the winners, exhorting would-be writers to “only take comments from people who support your work” and to follow their hearts rather than writing for a particular market.

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