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Two Blue Marble Films Members and Colleague Announced as Grand Prize Winners of Nationwide "TV Me!" Competition
Sarasota, Fla. - (March 28, 2012)  A Southwest Florida three person  writing team's reality television treatment claimed the grand prize in the nationwide 2012 Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office (SCFEO) "TV Me!" pitch contest.  Contest winners were announced today at a press conference at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, presenting sponsor of the event.

The event's surprise "reveal" was that three Florida writers teamed up to become the overall Grand Prize Winner across all categories by creating the winning pitch:  Best Seller: America's Next Great Novelist.  Greg Helton from Cape Coral, Lynn Holley from Naples, and Jennifer Marquis-Muradaz of Naples, earned the grand prize across all categories for their reality television series.  Read more.



Left to right:  Jeanne Corcoran (Director of the 
Sarasota County Film & Entertainment Office),  
Lynn Holley, Greg Helton, and 
Jennifer Marquis-Muradaz at the 
2012 TVMe! awards at Longboat Key, 
Florida on March 28, 2012

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