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Claus v Hollywood

When Santa gets fed up with Christmas movies and holiday specials portraying him as a buffoon, he hires a Jewish lawyer to sue the studios for defamation of character.

  • Steven D'Arcangelo
  • Alicia Lomas-Gross
  • Project Type:
    Short Script
  • Genres:
    comedy, holiday, family
  • Number of Pages:
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • First-time Screenwriter:
  • Student Project:
  • Hollywood Comedy Shorts Film Festival

    Winner -- Best Short Comedy Screenplay
  • DC Shorts Film Festival
    Washington DC
    Semi-finalist, table read
Writer Biography - Steven D'Arcangelo, Alicia Lomas-Gross

Steve is a screenwriter born and raised in Massachusetts, a wicked cool place. His screenplays have become Nicholl Fellowship Semi-Finalists and Austin Film Festival Second Rounders. They’ve been showcased on John August’s ScriptNotes podcast and Pilar Alessandra’s On The Page podcast, which featured Steve as a guest. Additionally, he’s pitched projects to Disney, DreamWorks and Sony Pictures Animation.

Steve directed a live performance of CLAUS v HOLLYWOOD at the DC Shorts Film Festival. That same script won him and co-writer Alicia Lomas-Gross free use of a professional sound stage wherein they shot a film currently in post-production. Steve lives in Monrovia CA with 1 wife, 2 kids and 36,597 other residents.

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Writer Statement

INSPIRATION: I carpool to a weekly writer's group with another writer -- Alicia Lomas-Gross. You can only have two writers sitting in traffic for so long before they begin brainstorming a story. Our brainstorms led to CLAUS v HOLLYWOOD.