Rick Fonte, who grew up in Chicago, got his MFA in Directing from the University of Indiana. After living in Austin for several years he recently moved to Los Angeles. By Writemovies.com Rick Fonte, who grew up in Chicago, got his MFA in Directing from the University of Indiana. After living in Austin for several years he recently moved to Los Angeles. The 12th International Writemovies.com contest is not the first screenwriting contest he has won. His script The Most Biggest Sleepover Ever won the Grand Prize of the Ohio Independent Film Festival Screenplay Awards and four of his screenplays were placed in the finals of various contests. His winning script Her Fortune recently also won the grand prize in the Anything But Hollywood screenwriting competition. Rick is not only a writer, but also an accomplished director. He co-produced, co-wrote, and directed the Internet Sitcom series Ass Wipers, Inc which premiered last autum. In addition to Ass Wipers, Inc he has directed over 30 plays including Shakespeare, Mamet and musicals, both classic and world premieres. One of his productions (written by Don Zolidis) A Night Near The Sun was a Chicago Reader Pick, and his Austin production of Corpus Christi (Terrence McNally) broke local attendance records and garnered several awards. Rick is currently working on two musicals.