Josefina Lopez playwriter and co-screenwriter of the award-winning film, Real Women Have Curves signed the Stop Child Executions Petition. Nazanin Afshin-Jam and SCE Campaign wish to thank Ms. Lopez for her support of the Campaign to Stop Child Executions.
About Josefina Lopez: Having had over 100 productions of her plays throughout the United States, Josefina Lopez is one of today’s preeminent Chicana writers. She has written several plays such as Simply Maria, Or the American Dream; Confessions of Women From East L.A.; Boyle Heights; Lola Goes To Roma; Food For The Dead; Unconquered Spirits; Queen of the Rumba and Real Women Have Curves. She is the co-screenwriter of the movie version of her play Real Women Have Curves, The movie garnered much acclaim, including at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival where the film won the “Audience Award” and a “Special Jury Award for Acting.” Josefina has written several other screenplays including Loteria for Juarez about the mysterious murders of women in the Mexico/US border town of Ciudad Juarez; Josefina has won several awards including a Gabriel Garcia Marquez award from L.A. Mayor in 2003. She was also recognized by the WGA as the cover story for the December 2002/January 2003 issue of the prestigious Writers’ Guild magazine “Written By,” entitled “Real Writers Have Courage.” Josefina and cowriter George LaVoo won the “Humanitas Award for Screenwriting” for Real Women Have Curves. She was awarded a Screenwriting Fellowship by the California Arts Council for 2001 and in 1988 she was recognized by California Senator Barbara Boxer as a “woman who has made history in the entertainment industry.”