'Dodgeball' director to make movie written by Cleveland teenager

Starting Friday, shooting will begin on a new movie set in Cleveland. The film is the result of a nationwide search for promising talent. An A-list director is attached. And the author of the screenplay is none other than Earlaina Kemp. Never heard of her? That's because Kemp is a 16-year-old junior at Eastside’s Martin Luther King Jr. High. Scenarios USA, a non-profit that uses writing and filmmaking as a carrot for teenagers to express themselves, chose Kemp’s screenplay, “MANchild,” from among 200 entries from around Cleveland. “MANchild” is the story of Tommy, an 18-year-old raising three younger sisters. Kemp wrote her script in response to Scenario’s theme: “What’s the REAL DEAL about Masculinity?” ...
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