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May 26, 2024 11:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Women in Film and Television - US (WIFT-US) and The National Lampoon Company LLC are proud to announce the winners of the National Lampoon Girlz Rule (NLGR) Script Contest at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The films seek to highlight the talents of women in front of and behind the camera and will be written and directed by women and feature women characters in principal roles. The announcements were made on May 17th at the Microsoft Pavilion Majestic Beach.

“We are excited about our partnership with Women in Film and Television US to develop new voices and bring a fresh perspective to National Lampoon’s brand of irreverent comedy,” stated Jerry Daigle, the CEO of Double Secret Enterprises, Inc., parent of The National Lampoon Company.

About the winners: (in alphabetical order – title, writer, chapter)

Bounty Hunters written by Nancy Breslin (Washington DC)

Social Security, written by Courtney Flynn (San Francisco, Bay Area)

Squatters, written by Bethany Brandt (Florida)

and honorable mention:  Helen is Hot, written by Sandy Parker (Louisiana)

About the Contest:

The NLGR Script Contest provided women scriptwriters with an opportunity to submit their screenplays to become part of the GIRLZ RULE feature film series to be developed by National Lampoon. Experienced professionals from the membership of the WIFT U.S. evaluated almost 50 submissions from chapter members in an extensive review process looking for features scripts that were intelligent with cutting-edge wit combined with some satire.

About The National Lampoon Company LLC:

National Lampoon has an illustrious history in the comedy genre beginning with its first film produced in 1978, National Lampoon’s Animal House, one of the most successful comedies ever. Producers Carol Bidault de l’Isle (“Daliland”) and Jerry Daigle ("Love, Wedding, Marriage") will develop and are set to produce the GIRLZ RULE films.


Women in Film and Television U.S. (WIFT-US) is a group of WIFT organizations whose leaders have come together to support and encourage each other, solve common problems and share resources to improve their local organizations and better serve their members. Nancy McBride, WIFT US President, participated in the review that determined the finalists.

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