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Spokane screenwriters win equivalent to Oscar

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SPOKANE, Wash.-- Two screenwriters from Spokane won the Grand Remington award. It's the equivalent to the Oscars in the screenplay world. Lyle Hatcher and Don Carone were awarded the Grand Remington for their screenplay, "Different Drummers." It's about two boys and their friendship. One has ADHA, and the other has Muscular Dystrophy.

Previous winners of the Grand Remington include Steven Stielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee. 

KHQ Local New reporter Jennifer Kim spoke with Hatcher and Carone along with the mother of one of the boys the screenplay is based on.

The movie is slated to be made in Spokane, and they are hoping to get Angelica Huston, William H. Macy, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica parker, and Kevin Spacey to sign on.

To see the complete story make sure to tune into KHQ Local News at 5.

 

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