Scribes get ticket to Miami

17 invited to feature film workshop, competition

MIAMI — Seventeen scribes from Spanish-speaking Latin America plus one Puerto Rican and one American have been invited to take part in the Motion Picture Assn. Feature Film Project Development Workshop and Competition 2002.

The Oct 12-25 workshop, co-sponsored by the MPA Latin American regional office in Rio de Janeiro, the Miami-Dade Mayor’s Office of Film & Entertainment and the School of Communication at the U. of Miami, will be held on the U. of Miami campus. Advisers will be Spanish-speaking professors.

Participants are Omar Quiroga and Eduardo Flehner, Argentina; Paolo Agazzi, Bolivia; Pablo Perelman and Jorge López, Chile; Manuel Arias, Alberto Quiroga and Luis Fernando Bottia, Colombia; Carlos Naranjo Estrella, Ecuador; Xavier Robles Molina and Ana Carolina Rivera González, Mexico; Francisco Salomón and Roberto Bonilla, Peru; Gilberto Rodríguez, Puerto Rico; Enrique Fernández and Luis Nieto, Uruguay; César Martínez and Mariana Rondón, Venezuela; and Pilar Rodríguez Aranda, U.S..

Their screenplays will be entered into competition and submitted to co-sponsoring film and TV production companies for possible acquisition, production and distribution.

The workshop is also funded and supported by Warner Bros., Miravista, HBO Latin America Group, Blockbuster de Mexico, Entidad de Gestión de Derechos de los Productores Audiovisuales (EGEDA), LAP TV, Writers Guild of America, Cinemark, Final Draft, Television Assn. of Programmers (TAP) Latin America, the Florida State Office of Film and Entertainment and Akerman Senterfitt.

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