Contact: Jeff Jackson 310-396-9242

1999 Taos Land & Film Screenplay Contest

Announces Judges

Taos Land & Film Company (TLFC) is pleased to announce the following judges will be reviewing the finalists screenplays entered in this year's 2nd Annual Taos Land & Film Screenplay Competition.
* David Neiderman, Development, Fox Searchlight
* Philip Kruener, Director of Development, KingWorld Productions
* Richard Foos, Rhino Films, Executive Producer, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas"; "Why Do Fools Fall In Love".
* Tim Rhys, Editor, MovieMaker Magazine & Writer/director of "Men In Scoring Position" (World Premiere's Jan.15th @ Palm Springs/Nortel Film Festival.
* Chris Eyre, Director, "Smoke Signals"
The Entry Deadline is January 25th, 1999. The winner will receive five (5) acres atop the Cerro Montoso (Mountain) filmmakers colony that overlooks the Rio Grande Gorge in Taos. The award will be presented at the 5th Annual Taos Talking Pictures Festival April 15-18, 1999. For more information call (310) 396-9242 or go to
TLFC also sponsors the Annual Land Grant Prize at the Taos Talking Pictures Festival -- as part of their effort to encourage the building of a film community in the well-known artist's colony and ski resort -- Five acres awarded to the most inspired feature film entered. Previous winning filmmakers and writers who are now land-owners on the mountain include, Chris Eyre, director of "Smoke Signals"; Connie Marks, director of "Green Chimneys"; Gary Walkow, director of "Notes From Underground" and Reynaldo Cantu', author of "Why Angels Cry", winner of the 1998 Screenplay Award.