www.jonathanturnersmith.com
I recently retired from the Los Angeles Unified School District as a high school English/theatre teacher. I loved teaching and won several awards during my career. I was named the Texas Classroom Teacher Association Representative of the Year and was a Finalist for “You’re the Best Teacher” Award. I was also twice nominated for Teacher of the Year for the Los Angeles Unified School District and was selected for Who’s Who in American High Schools.
Now, however, I have decided to continue where I left off 35 years ago and pursue my love of acting, writing, and producing.
In 1987, I co-wrote, produced, and essayed the lead role in an independent feature film, BROKEN VICTORY. The film won the Silver Medal at both the New York Film & Television Festival and the Houston International Film Festival. It was also a Finalist for an AFI/ Billboard Dramatic Video Award and the recipient of four (4) Halo Awards from the Southern California Motion Picture Council.
I have also produced several original plays in Los Angeles and received a Los Angeles Drama-Logue Award for Outstanding Performance for my two-act play, “Nathan.” I am excited to be at this stage in my life and am actively seeking financing for my screenplay, THE LOSER’S CLUB. It is based on my one-act play, “The Losers’ Club,” which is published by Eldridge Publishing.
I am also completing my feature-length horror screenplay, THE WEREWOLF CHRONICLES.
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Wiiner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
CFK International Film Festival
2021
Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Uruvatti International Film Festival
2021
Best Youth Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Culver City FIlm Festival
2021
Best Young Adult Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Silicon Beach Film Festival
2021
Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Port Blair International Film Festival
2021
Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Kosice International Monthly Film Festival
2021
Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Silk Road Film Awards Cannes
2021
Gold Award Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
International Independent Film Awards
2021
Grand Jury Prize Wiiner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Film Invasion Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Winner: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Cine Accord Fest
2021
Best Comedy Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Austin Spotlight Film Festival
Austin, Texas
2021
Winner: Best Comedy/Daama Screenplay
The Loser's Club
LA Live Film Festival
Los Angeles
2021
Semi-Finalist
The Loser's Club
Script Summit Screenplay Competition
Los Angeles
2020
Semi-Finalist
The Loser's Club
San Francisco International Screenplay Competition
Semi-Finalist
The Loser's Club
LA Screenplay Awards
Finalist
The Loser's Club
Screencraft Film Fund
Finalist: Best Comedy Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Inroads Screenwriting Fellowship
Finalist: Best Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Portland Comedy Film Festival
Finalist: Best Screeplay
The Loser's Club
Los Angeles Film Awards
Finalist: Best Comedy Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Las Vegas International Film & Screenwriting Festival
Finalist
The Loser's Club
Australia Film & Literature Festival
Best Comedy Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Canadian Diversity Film Festival
Best Youth Screenplay
The Loser's Club
Silver State Film festival
College
Baylor University
Education: Speech & Engish
College
Texas Tech University
Master of Arts Degree: Education/Theatre/Mass Cimmunications
Current City
Los Angeles
www.jonathanturnersmith.com
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