First Place Winner:Best Screenplay
3rd Annual Westchester Film Festival
2002 Nicholl's Screenwriting Fellowship
2004 Nicholl's Screenwriting Fellowship
11th Annual Writer's Network Screenwriting Competition:
"The Achilles' Heel" & "The Reader"
Always a prolific reader, Jonathan Kaplan's first article was published in his hometown newspaper, The Reporter Dispatch, when he was in the 6th grade.
At age 12, raised on a staple of DC and later Marvel Comics, he storyboarded, directed and photographed his first Super 8mm home movie, (typed on a Smith Corona manual),to the great acclaim of his friends and chagrin of his family.
Since then, his cinematic and literary skills have improved dramatically.
"KONGO" - - Action/Adventure Detective
"RECOIL" - - Horror/Western
"LALENA" - - Teen Horror/Road/Buddy/Love
"MAELSTROM" - - Teen/Horror
"PARTNERS" - - Comedy/Action/Buddy
"THE ACHILLES' HEEL" - - Courtroom Drama
"THE READER" - - Comedy
"THE PICK-UP" (also storyboard artist)
"THE WRITER" (also storyboard artist)
AS STORY ANALYST:
Scotti Bros. First line freelance reader.
Adele Leone Agency. Freelance reader
AS PUBLISHED WRITER:
The New York Times
New York Newsday
Westchester Magazine (also as copy editor)
The Daily Item (Westchester Rockland News)
Suburban People (Westchester Rockland News)
Asstorted Courses in Film at
The New School.
Film Video Arts.
Jonathan founded "The Westchester Film Group," Westchester County's only active Film networking and educational organization.
His efforts have been cited in The New York Times.
EVENTS and GUEST SPEAKERS HE'S PROGRAMMED INCLUDE:
A Presentation by Sony of their HDWF900 CineAlta 24p Camera.
A tour of Oscar-winning BLUE SKY PRODUCTIONS ("ICE AGE").
Mary Harron ("I SHOT ANDY WARHOL", "Amercian Psycho")
Terry George ("The Boxer", "Some Mother's Son"),
Author Vincent LoBrutto ("Stanley Kubrick: A Biography")
Ethan Wiley ("House" 1 & 2 "Children of the Corn IV),
Critic/Author Marshall Fine ("Harvey Keitel: The Art of Darkness")
John Walsh ("Ed's Next Move". "Pipe Dreams")