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Anita Waggoner - Preliminary winner in the
Creative Awards International Screenwriting Competition

Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho – August 2, 2021 – Former Omak resident, Anita Waggoner was recently named a 2021 Preliminary Finalist in the Creative World Awards international screenwriting contest for her screenplay Freedom. The captivating screenplay was inspired by her award-winning novel Freedom.

Creative World Awards (CWA) discovers and advances talented screenwriters while providing valuable feedback and an opportunity to garner the recognition they need to propel their projects forward. At CWA, finalists get first looks from some of the most sought-after companies in the industry such as Lionsgate/Mandate International, Inferno Entertainment, Morgan Creek, and others. The competition plays a critical role in connecting emerging talented writers with companies and individuals in the industry looking to develop and produce film projects.

Anita Waggoner was born and raised in Omak. She is the granddaughter of Omak rodeo legend Leo Moomaw. A professional with an entrepreneurial spirit, Anita has been involved in many successful business ventures since leaving her hometown for Seattle in the late sixties. She moved to Skagit County, Washington in 1986 where she and her ex-husband owned a variety of car dealerships. After going through a difficult and long divorce, the lady with a “pioneering” spirit, ran away from the heartbreak to live in the small country cow town, Freedom, Oklahoma.

She purchased a 3400-acre ranch and opened a western guest lodge and restaurant. Together with her local Freedom cowboy partner, Marvin Nixon, Anita raised famous rodeo bucking bulls. She was a stock contractor for the PBR from 1996 to 2009. When her restaurant burned to the ground in 2009, she sold her Freedom ranch to Jerry Nelson from Winnie, Texas. Frontier Rodeo Company’s rodeo stock now wander over the vast ranchland where Anita’s Rocking A bucking bulls once roamed.

Anita Waggoner presently lives in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho where she maintains a dedicated interest in writing and producing award winning film projects. The film Freedom is presently in development and will soon be filmed and produced in the State of Oklahoma.

Anita’s true story Freedom is one of pure grit and survival.