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Tong's 'Monkey King' wins Beijing International Screenwriting contest

Tong's 'Monkey King' wins Beijing International Screenwriting contest

Los Angeles film and TV writer Galen Tong is the feature film grand prize winner of the inaugural Beijing International Screenwriting Competition. Tong, a graduate of USC's School of Cinema-Television, was among nearly 1,000 U.S.-based writers who competed for the award, which includes $15,000 in prize money and the opportunity to have their script produced into a movie. Tong and four other feature film finalists were honored in May. Called "The Monkey King," Tong's script is a martial-arts adventure movie set in Beijing at the turn of the century. The story centers on a Chinese rebel warrior who leads a resistance against foreign colonizers. FULL...

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