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KT Alozie is an award-winning writer with a passion for all things history. He first learned about the Greenwood District of Tulsa by chance while reading a book on American History. Surprised that he had not heard about this before or learned about it in school (he has a Bachelors and two Masters degrees) he developed a keen interest in it and read everything he could about the famous Black Wall Street. A scriptwriter since the age of 17, he was excited to develop two stories on the subject matter in an effort to build awareness of this prosperous community as well as the events surrounding its demise. His dream is to one day see this story produced for both the big and small screens and to work on projects where art and finance intersect, thereby combining his experiences as a writer and Wall Street banker.

Recognition

American Screenwriting Competition, Blur Finalist 5th place out of 2,000 entries

http://www.flatshoe.com/finals_2008.html

American Screenwriting Contest, Blur Quarterfinalist – Top 9.6% of 1,100 entries

http://www.filmmakers.com/news/contests/article_1111.shtml

BlueCat Screenwriting Competition, Blur Quarterfinalist – Top 20% of over 3,200 entries

http://www.bluecatscreenplay.com/winner/2009_finals.php

The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Finding Greenwood Sponsored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Top 6% of 6,380 entries

http://www.oscars.org/awards/nicholl/index.html

Organization of Black Screenwriters Original Script Contest, Finding Greenwood Honorable Mention

http://www.obswriter.com/

Click below to obtain a copy of the play.