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Jacksonville's Sharon Y. Cobb wrote "The Other Half," which received runner-up honors in film competition

Jacksonville resident and screenwriter Sharon Y. Cobb's film "The Other Half" will screen April 19 in Beverly Hills.
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A film written by a Jacksonville resident will screen in the same theater where the Oscars are handed out in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Best Friends Films’ “The Other Half,” written by Jacksonville’s Sharon Y. Cobb, received runner-up honors and $1,000 in cash and prizes in the 48 Go Green International Film Competition.

The short film will screen with other winners on April 19, about two months after Hollywood stars pick up their Oscars Feb. 24, at The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

In the Go Green film competition filmmakers must create the concept, write the script, cast, film and edit the film all within the 48-hour time limit.

“The Other Half” is about Albert Smith, a young man searching for the girl in a torn photograph he discovered. Meanwhile, Lark Green is trying to teach the world ways to save the environment, but no one will give her the time of day. She seeks a boy in torn photo, because she believes he will help her save the world.

Cobb, a member of the Writers Guild of America, is also director of the University of North Florida Writers Conference and teaches literature classes at UNF. She also created the comedy website FunnyFixx.com and produces the web series “Thurapy.”

Best Friends Films, led by producer/director Marc Boese, had their film “Way Off the Grid” selected among the top-rated films for the 2011 competition.

Tags: Short film, Sharon Cobb, Academy Awards, Oscars
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