Screenplay makes finalist rank at Beverly Hills

PRODUCER/SCREENWRITER JIM WHITE may prove that lightning does strike twice. He just got the word that his screenplay, “Dinky Dau” (Vietnamese slang for “crazy”) was selected as one of the finalists at the 2010 Beverly Hills Film Festival’s Golden Palm Screenwriting Competition.

This will be White’s second visit to the festival and possibly his second win. In 2008, his first screenplay, “Butterbean,” the life-affirming true story of Bob Love, the former Chicago Bulls and NBA star, was selected as first runner up in Festival’s Golden Palm Screenplay competition.

White subsequently sold the screenplay to the Sports Studio, L.A., and the Chicago-based American Film Fund. “Butterbean” was a finalist in the Charleston, S.C. Film Festival.

“Dinky Dau” is about a Vietnam vet is paid a visit by his dead buddies from the war. Their presence helps mend the strained relationship between him and his children.

White is currently a producer at Ch. 20. (See related story.)