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HOOKED screenplay places top 100 Internatonal Screenwriters Association Screenplay Competition Hollywood CA
Announcement: Hollywood CA International Screenwriters Association (ISA) Emerging Screenwriters Screenplay Competition has now posted it’s top 100 screenplays for 2017 and HOOKED by Jim Baugh and Donna Bozza made the cut. Finalist will be announced early December with $25,000 is prize money and entrance into the ISA Development Program. Many thanks to all the judges and readers at ISA!
Jim Baugh & Donna Bozza Bio: Jim and Donna are a husband and wife screenwriting team with over thirty years’ experience in writing and producing for television, three published books and over one thousand published articles and columns.
It is always great to hear form your book publisher with good news. HOOKED-Sales are up! Especially in the Ebook catagory. It is great to know that now after it’s release over 6 years ago, my first novel is still spreading like wildfire.
The really cool thing is not only are sales up in the United States, but in Germany, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
The Magnolia Tree continues to bloom!
Thanks to the Friends of Cape Charles Memorial Library for having me out to kick of their 2016 Author\Lecture Series at the Cape Charles Civic Center. We had a packed house with an enthusiastic crowd! General discussion included the history of the now 28 year old Jim Baugh Outdoors TV Series, my books Hooked and Aftermath, and we also had some funny discussion about my recent completion of the Hooked screenplay. It was nice to know that paperbacks are still in fashion because we sold out! I had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone. The only ones missing were the six people who were supposed to sit behind me. Thanks again. Tight lines and good reads! JB
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Jim Baugh & Donna Bozza
“HOOKED” Screenplay is an adaptation of two of Jim Baugh’s popular books, Hooked and Aftermath. The general outline took 2 years, the script was written in three months and completed in March 2016. Final revisions and five script coverages took an additional six months.The project consisted of 115 drafts, many polishes and multiple table reads. The final script was #120 and went to market mid December 2016. We will post results and developments here and the Jim Baugh Outdoors BlogSpot. Stay tuned!
Special thanks to Co-Writer Donna Bozza
(A brilliant writer and beautiful wife)
Also to writers Karen Jolly Davis, Chris Jacobson, and Novelist Joe Jackson for their reviews and critiques. and coverage. Much appreciated!
HOOKED Screenplay: Quotes from Producers, Publishers and Coverage Reviews
“Memorable Southern iconic characters sprinkled throughout–especially the Judge and Tennessee Tim”
“This screenplay has promise as a film that looks at the life and times of a musician who wound up in a career in the outdoors community.”
“It’s Jim’s point-of-view that makes the story (and the nostalgia) work”
“The flashbacks were nicely handled as well the montage sequences that collapsed the chronology—they had a nice visual life to them.”
“The dialogue sounded true to this reader’s ear—who’s lived the bulk of his life in the South.”
“The romantic ending is nice–although Donna seems perhaps too good to be true.”
“A good read especially the site specific VA references and some of the more picturesque characters.”
“A hilarious adaptation of both books Hooked and Aftermath. This film I will go see!”
“Script is well-written, very colorful, and interesting characters.”
All of Jim Baugh’s books are available at Amazon. Just check out the Jim Baugh author page, reviews, easy online ordering, paperback, ebook, and even audio book all just one or two clicks. Usually the paperback even with regular shipping arrives in three days or so. Order early for the holidays. Remember, HOOKED Second Edition is TWO books, only one price. “AFTERMATH” is included with HOOKED in both ebook and paperback. “AFTERMATH” is also available in ebook only. Click link below for order info, reviews, etc.
I would like to thank everyone for such a great response to my new book “AFTERMATH”. This was one wild ride to write, one I will never forget. The book has touched the hearts of many and I am so grateful. The working screenplay is based on both books. Thanks again and happy holiday’s to all, may you have a wonderful Christmas season!
NOTE: New collectors edition hardcover now available click here!
WOW! This story sure does cover a LOT of topics. Have you ever wondered about……………..
Growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, uproarious behind the scenes outdoor travel stories, progressive rock, insane online dating, award winning sex, schizophrenia, foreclosure dating, gourmet BBQ, depression, marlin fishing, red necks, boats sinking, key chain flashlight vibrators, pirates, rum, the Miami International Boat Show, Striper fishing in Tennessee, living on a boat, divorce under 50, marriage over 50, miracles, upside down real-estate investments, Magnolia Trees, why does this shit happen to me, the Lord must HATE me! Celibacy before marriage, getting a bachelors degree and never study, suicide, nympo’s with wigs, award winning Corvettes in Carlisle, the Crack Head Hotel, parking in Miami, stepmothers, Rock fishing, hurricanes on the Outer Banks, planes crashing, being locked in a bathroom, ectopic pregnancy, close up magic, what its like to own a restaurant, what its like to close a restaurant, chocolate stuck to your back, abortion, crabbing, identifying the wrong dead person, the secret about a good tip jar, dating the mafia, gout, drummer Bill Bruford, stumbling on a crime scene, drunk and lost in Key Largo, fishing Key West, how to find your new wife, what to do when you find your new wife, why we men have ladies night, zip code dating, death of a father, filming with a hippie, successful courtship with car rentals, Robert Goulet, getting married on an island in Florida, faith the Christian kind, and not last nor least but certainly the most important….GOD.
Author Angela Burke interviews author Jim Baugh about his latest book “AFTERMATH” the sequel to HOOKED.
Book and Blog tour this week! Look for promo specials on Amazon for the next six days! Tour includes behind the scenes info on both books, HOOKED and AFTERMATH, interviews, book specials, publishing and television discussion, and more!
“AFTERMATH” and second edition of HOOKED available by Solstice Publishing on Amazon. Paperback and Ebook
Quotes from five star reviews “AFTERMATH” the sequel to HOOKED
“From the very first paragraph I was enthralled and did not want to put it down “
“AFTERMATH is what happens after HOOKED. He’s blunt, he’s real, he’s funny, and he isn’t afraid to show his vulnerability. He is creative, innovative, and even audacious in a daring but not reckless, sort of way. Throughout AFTERMATH and HOOKED we see a man with soul, personality, and a familiarity that reminds us of our favorite people even if we don’t know him personally.”
“Aftermath was a great read! His story sends a powerful message to all, but especially to those that are failing to recognize that there can be humor mixed in with the greater good in God’s plan for us!”
“I loved the book and how it struck me that ‘Hooked” was the Cocoon and Aftermath the Butterfly.”
“Hooked” & “Aftermath” is one of those rare women/men crossover reads. Jim speaks to the hearts of both using disarming wit and good-natured humor. “Aftermath” is a poignant sequel to “Hooked” [but you MUST read Hooked!] An unvarnished portrayal of living your faith in the real world, Jim’s wild ride continues. I’m glad I took the passenger seat!”
“Aftermath is the perfect sequel to Hooked. Aftermath is a true love story, and it made me smile”
“Aftermath is a candid account of the ups and downs life hands us and the choices we must often face. Jim’s humorous spin (I couldn’t help but laugh out loud!) achieves a positivity that gives us all hope that the tide can indeed turn. Jim’s personal story of loss, love, adversity and accomplishment, keeps the pages turning! This is a vibrant memoir that is larger than life, just like the author. Very enjoyable read and highly recommended!”
“I highly recommend reading this sequel to “Hooked” by Jim Baugh:
Clearly an epic roller coaster ride along with Jim and his most adventuresome life!! Again he has made me laugh and cry and feel emotion at every turn of the page.”
“Just finished AFTERMATH and it’s another one of Jim Baugh’s wild rides. But in the end it’s a story of faith and a love story with a happy ending. Not to mention some very creative hijinks along the way”
“I went back and retread the entire book again! Still disappointed and knowing there’s more to his story, I eagerly await Volume Three OR perhaps “Aftermath: Ms. Donna’s Side”