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Scream Craft Horror Script Contest Awards Vera

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

The Scream Craft Horror Script Contest has come to a close and Lichelli Lazar-Lea took home the Grand Prize for her screenplay Vera.

As the grand prize winner, Lichelli won a $1,000 cash prize as well as a consultation with manager Kailey Marsh, founder of The Blood List.

Lichelli Lazar-Lea was born in Trinidad & Tobago and raised in England. She received a scholarship from BAFTA Los Angeles to earn an MFA in film producing at UCLA. Her script “VERA” was chosen as the grand prize winner of the ScreamCraft Horror Contest from hundreds of screenplay entries by a panel of development executives at 3 major studios.  The screenplay will be recommended to the voting members of The Blood List, a list of the top 13 most liked dark genre screenplays of the year. Each year over a hundred creative executives vote on their top three favorite scripts in the horror, thriller, sci-fi, and dark genres.

The Blood List has quickly become a go-to industry source for fresh and noteworthy unproduced screenplays. “Vera has solid writing, and is an interesting take on the female psychological horror/thriller genre,” said manager Kailey Marsh.

The story centers on a young, traumatized woman who encounters the spirit of her six-year-old half-sister Vera after inadvertently getting her killed in an accident she can’t remember the details of.  While everyone around her questions her sanity, she must uncover the truth about what happened that fateful night and determine just what Vera’s spirit is after.

“I’m very honored and proud to have won ScreenCraft’s “ScreamCraft Horror Contest” as the judges have literally read hundreds of good horror scripts and they really know what constitutes a successful genre film,” said Lichelli Lazar-Lea.

“VERA is an engrossing and naturalistic horror-thriller that features a complex and sympathetic underdog female protagonist,” says ScreenCraft’s Cameron Cubbison.  “It channels quintessential staples of the genre into a fresh framework that’s full of voice and atmosphere. All of the elements of an effective horror narrative are present: mystery, ample internal and external conflict, terrifying images, jump scares, earthly and otherworldly threats, tight pacing, and powerful reversals.  What really sets the script apart is the blending of tension with dramatic character work and expert layering of universal themes.”

“VERA does exactly what a good script should: it draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. It’s a sharp and skillfully-crafted piece of writing that knows how to engage an audience. It deserves to be singled out and celebrated,” adds ScreenCraft’s John Rhodes. “We’re very excited to help VERA and Lichelli garner attention.”

The runner-up prize goes to horror-thriller “Roadside Assistance” by David Sakmyster, while the following screenplays comprise the rest of the top ten finalists:

  • High Stakes by Kelly Goodner
  • The Fad by Michael E. Bierman
  • Noir of the Dead by Kevin Lenihan
  • Pawns by Vanessa Hawkins
  • Suicide Shift by Alexander Walsh
  • The Bonewalker by Brian Lee Johnson
  • The Gaslight Horror by Jeremy D. Christensen
  • Thicker Than Blood by Katelyn Morey

The contest is operated by ScreenCraft, a boutique screenwriting consultancy, dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers master their craft and connect them with studios and producers who need good material.

Harvey Weinstein Hosts Emma Roberts, Erika Christensen at Beverly Hills Charity Art Exhibition

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Art inspired by Hollywood was the theme of the Gallery for the People Summer 2012 Preview benefiting Art of Elysium.  Oscar-winning producer Harvey Weinstein hosted the Gallery for the People Summer preview at Mr. C Beverly Hills, Ignazio Cipriani’s new signature hotel, on Thursday night.

The art event benefitted the Art of Elysium’s Fine Art Program. The summer collection — also viewable online at Gallery for the People – was displayed around the pool area at the Mr. C Yacht Club and featured over 20 paintings and drawings. The collection was filled with creative and inspired works that reflect the interlocked worlds of both cinema and art, and created by up-and-coming LA based artists.

Weinstein posed for photos in front of one of the night’s stand-out artists — Antonio “Nino” Del Prete, an Italian artist, actor and producer based in LA, who showed his Art Doesn’t Pay modern day satirical re-imaginings of famous classical paintings. In 2011, he had a show at the Chateau Marmont, which was attended by Johnny Depp, a big fan of his work.

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The Truth About Angels Interview by Tony Money

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

A 1 on 1 on 1 interview!
Shayne Anigan sits down with the director, Lichelli Lazar-Lea, and the lead actor, Antonio Del Prete of The Truth About Angels. The movies tell a story about how an ordinary guy escapes his turbulent home life when he is invited to an exclusive Hollywood party by his movie star friend, only to discover that there’s more to the glamorous world than meets the eye.

In the interviews you will find out what videogames Antonio did voiceovers for and what Naughty Dog game is on his top wish list. You will also find out the deeper meaning behind the movie, what it was like to work with people like Dirt Nasty (Simon Rex) and what other projects they have in store.

The Truth About Angels Interview

BCBGMAXAZRIA on the Art of “Truth” star Antonio Del Prete

Monday, November 21st, 2011


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011 9:00 A.M.

Art Doesn’t Pay by Antonio “Nino” Del Prete

Antonio “Nino” Del Prete caught our attention with his contemporary take on historical paintings. Apparently, we’re not the only ones… Johnny Depp was among the attendees at Nino latest show at Hollywood’s famed Château Marmot next to Spanish artist Domingo Zapata and actor/painter Jordi Molla.

Through his collection, Art Doesn’t Pay, Nino hopes to challenge people by giving historical paintings a new meaning that applies to the current world. His artistic revisions highlight present issues such as the recent oil crisis and America’s ongoing fight with obesity, among others. “Taking famous paintings and reworking them allows me to give them a new meaning that is applicable to today’s crazy world,” Nino told us about his work.

Nino’s early paintings were mostly portraits of Hollywood celebrities. His extraordinary talent and a bit of good luck is what eventually led Nino to take the art world by storm. His art came across a show producer, who eventually asked him to participant in one of his shows. “That first show I was a part of helped create demand for my pieces and that was the turning point for me as an artist,” Nino said. “Frankly, I was happy to sell a few pieces and I ended up selling everything that evening!”

Nino’s show with Domingo Zapata and Jordi Molla, is headed to Miami next. It will be part of Art Basel Miami Beach, one of the most prestigious art shows in the Americas. Nino gave us an exclusive rundown of what we can expect for that show – Medusa and Madonna are among his next subjects.

In addition to his art, Nino is also a successful actor and talented musician. “I mainly can’t stay still,” he told us about his many projects. Nino’s work has inspired us and other contemporary art aficionados around the globe, this is way we’ve placed Nino on our list of “Artist to Watch in 2012.” To learn more about Nino and his upcoming shows, friend him on Facebook at Art Doesn’t Pay

Pop Sugar – Johnny Depp Toasts His Creative Pals During an Art-Filled Night at the Chateau Marmont

Thursday, October 27th, 2011