To be distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment (‘God’s Not Dead’)
News release from The Terry Porter Agency – For Immediate Release
Contact: Terry Porter
The Terry Porter Agency
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (ANS – September 17, 2015) – Sun City West (Arizona) resident and multiple award-winning screenwriter Claire Hutchinson, spoke recently at the Phoenix Screenwriters’ Association on the topic of “Succeeding as a Screenwriter Outside of Hollywood.”
What fascinated most of the audience was how Ms. Hutchinson, after writing 20 scripts that were pitched to just about every high-level and lower-level production company, navigated the maze of the entertainment system to finally land a writing assignment with Shane Hawks of Grace Alone Films, called “Lucky’s Treasure,” a family-friendly horse drama that will be distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment, which is the same company that produced and distributed the highly successful faith-based film, “God’s Not Dead.”
“About eight years ago, I had asked for a meeting with David A.R. White (Pure Flix producer) in L.A. He became a judge of the screenwriting contest I held that year,” said Claire. “I submitted an outline to him called ‘Cowgirl’. He liked it, but I didn’t hear from him after that. After ‘God’s Not Dead’ came out in 2014, I congratulated him on its success.
“Then suddenly, in February of 2015, David contacted me and said he had producer friend named Shane Hawks who was looking for a girl and horse script. David had given my ‘Cowgirl’ outline to Shane who really liked it and I got the job.” The film stars Michael Ironside of “Top Gun” and “Total Recall” fame.
Principal photography wrapped in August and the film will be distributed in late summer 2016. For more information, please contact agent Terry Porter at email@example.com.
About Claire Hutchinson:
Claire is a multiple award-winning screenwriter. Her screenplay about the euthanasia program in Nazi Germany, entitled “The Doctor,” won the Grand Prize at two major film festivals, Life Fest and the Winnipeg Real to Reel Film Festival. Claire wrote the first MOW of a three-part Christmas series called “The Mystery of the Christmas Stars” for a client, which is under consideration by Hallmark. Recently, Claire wrote “Lucky’s Treasure” for Grace Alone Films. It will be distributed by Pure Flix Entertainment (“God’s Not Dead”) in 2016. In total, she has written over 20 scripts in a wide variety of genres, and co-authored two film soundtracks.
Claire is also a professional script analyst. She has consulted for various individuals and film companies such as Living Water Media, Visual Productions, and Worthington Media, getting rave reviews from all of her clients. One of her clients achieved 2nd place in the Kairos Prize with her script “The Shoe Box.” Another placed in the top ten finalists. Claire did a polish on the script/film entitled “The Third Day” for Visual Productions, which was nominated for five Crown Awards, including Best Documentary, Best International Film, and Best Picture.
Claire has been a judge of the following competitions: ICVM Crown Awards, 168 Film Festival, 168 Write of Passage Screenwriting Competition, and Life Fest Film Festival.
Claire has a Master’s degree (English) from the University of Manitoba, where she taught for a number of years. She also has two screenwriting certificates from UCLA. In addition, for the past eight years, she has been editing Ph.D.’s’ academic papers for the Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal.
Her goal is to inspire and equip screenwriters and producers to write and produce meaningful and high-quality scripts.
Photo captions: 1) Claire Hutchinson. 2) David A.R. White (Pure Flix producer in L.A). 3) Veteran actor Michael Ironside.
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