Welcome to Chicago Screenplay Awards - Screenplay Contest Jury

The Chicago Screenplay Awards does more than just benefit our winners. We believe in providing each writer with meaningful script analysis that helps writers get closer to financial viability and financing. Our mission is to spread this type of intelligence to our screenwriter network, preparing them for introductions to our community of professionals ready to bring projects to the screen.

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Christina Jobe Producer – Director

A well-rounded filmmaker and indie film enthusiast, Christina is both a creative producer and director with a slate of work in both the feature film and television space. Her most recent feature credits include “The Outdoorsman” starring Spencer Grammer, “California Dreams,” and “The Odd Essay.”

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Chris Abernathy Producer

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

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Nony Geffen Director

Nony is an Israeli born, award winning writer and director. His two highly acclaimed feature films, “Everything is Broken and Dances” and “Not in Tel Aviv” have attended festivals worldwide, including the AFI Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, and have won the Jury Prize (Silver Leopard) at Locarno Festival (2012).

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Nick ZuvicProducer

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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Stefan HoganAgent

Stefan Hogan is a Literary Agent at Oscars Abrams Zimel (OAZ). His clients’ work has been profiled at some of the most prestigious film festivals worldwide, including the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Festival du Cannes, and Whistler Film Festival (WIFF), just to name a few.

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Yangzom BrauenDirector

A rising star and true filmmaking talent hailing all the way from Switzerland, her resume includes documentary, feature, and television credits in both foreign and domestic markets. Her most recent work can be seen on network television, directing multiple episodes of CBS’s “NCIS: LA” and “Hawaii 5-o.”

Jo HenriquezProducer

Jo Henriquez is an Aruban-born Producer, based in Los Angeles. He has produced projects such as Scroll Wheel of Time, The Thinning: New World Order, All About Nina, He Matado a mi Marido and Bad Match. Jo has an MFA from the American Film Institute, and a BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Michaela Anthony Development Exec

As a develop executive for Play Think Entertainment – Chicago, Michaela oversees acquisition and recruitment of screenwriters throughout the greater Chicago area. Her penchant for talent and keen eye for story oversees all script entries into the Chicago Screenplay Awards.

Armando BrighamDeveloper

Armando is a filmmaker and screenwriter with about a decade of experience in the entertainment industry. With a background in Broadcasting and Cinema, he has been a staff writer and movie critic at Hollywood Insider as well as a developer at Play Think Entertainment.

Daniel SardinasFilmmaker

A local Chicago filmmaker with a broad background in radio, television, film, sound design, and production, Daniel graduated from Northwestern where he received numerous awards and a Media Arts Grant. He is currently a development professional focused on narrative storytelling.