The Jury

Welcome to Chicago Screenplay Awards!

The Chicago International Screenplay Awards is run by a team of professionals who are serious about making great films for the now. Our mission is to scout screenwriting talents and connect those talents with likeminded filmmakers, producers, directors, and professionals with a deep respect for the craft. A film begins and ends with story, so we want storytellers in our network to elevate our network.
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This Season's Judging Panel

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Nick Zuvic

Producer

A veteran of the industry, Nick has experience in all angles of production. His resume includes dozens of feature films, including Grow House starring Snoop Dogg. Other notable mentions include the feature films: Threshold, Spin, Payback, Heart of Stone, Teenage Cocktail, and Heist.

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Chris Abernathy

Producer

Abernathy has produced films such as the James Franco’s adaptation Actors Anonymous, staring Academy Award nominees Franco and Eric Roberts. Other films include The Outdoorsman, No Running, Deep Murder, Bullitt County, Monster Party, Papi Chulo, Phobias, Rise, Witch Hunt and most recently Offseason.

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Luc Walpoth

Director

Luc is a seasoned Director with a versatile resume in digital, documentary, and narrative content. His science fiction masterpiece Replika put him on the map as a highly touted international director, leading to his most recent feature feature film, Dead End, set to be released summer 2020.

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