If you do not read the trades you may have missed the story before Thanksgiving about the sale made by a first time writer. The script sale was for Best Man-A-Thon. And the writer is actually a student at UCLA. The screenplay was actually at a workshop in the UCLA MFA program.
The writer, Richard Rapoza, was signed to CAA after winning $4,000 at the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards for “The Hole in the Brain of Phineas Gage” this month. When the agency asked if he had any other scripts, he handed them “Man-A-Thon,” which was quickly shopped around.