Writer’s Block: Sylvia, Match, Upside

“”Sex and Sylvia Plath,” written by Jennifer O’Kieffe of UCLA, has taken the top prize in the 52nd annual Samuel Goldwyn Writing Awards. As the place winner, “Sex,” a coming-of-age story about a teenage girl who loses her virginity to a boy who also is having an affair with her mother, was awarded a $15,000 prize…” (full details)

“Paul Castro (“August Rush”) will write the screenplay for Figaro Films and Viollet Productions $7 million feature “A Perfect Match,” based on Betsy Blankenbaker’s recently completed documentary. The story chronicles Harlem’s Althea Gibson and London’s Angela Buxton, who overcame racial and religious intolerance to win at the 1956 Wimbledon doubles tennis championship…” (full details)

“Kopelson Entertainment has paid high six figures for “Upside/Down,” a romantic comedy spec script by Susan Brightbill. The story concerns a successful thirtysomething woman who watches her life turn upside down when she meets a free-spirited 24-year-old man…” (full details)