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Tribeca Film Festival’s First Award

Written by: FFT Webmaster | April 20th, 2012

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) has announced the recipient of the 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Student Grand Jury Prize for Screenwriting. PENNY STOCK by Grainger David of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts was selected as the “best-of-the-best” screenplay from the winning scripts at six leading film schools participating in the National Film Program. The $50,000 grant was created last year by the Sloan Foundation to recognize exceptional feature screenplays that dramatize science and technology themes and/or that portray scientists, engineers, or mathematicians in prominent character roles. Grainger David from Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina will receive a $30,000 cash prize, as well as an additional $20,000 to be used in direct support of the project.  The award includes year-round support from TFI, including mentorship and guidance from scientific and film industry professionals, networking opportunities, and industry exposure.

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