Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered WeScreenplay Feature Contest this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received.
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We have chosen our winners thanks to a wonderful team of readers and many thanks to our fantastic Jury of industry professionals for their insights! Our jurors included:
Jon Levin, President of TV/Film Production, Literary Manager — Jon Levin is the President of TV/Film production for Fourward where he also manages top literary talent. He had a long run (30+ years) as an agent at CAA, where he packaged such films as SHREK, HOOK, MIDNIGHT RUN, ICE AGE, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, THE KARATE KID, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, AMERICAN GODS and many others. Films he has been involved with have acquired over 100 Academy Award nominations and 25 Oscar wins.
Camille Tucker, Screenwriter — Camille’s feature CLARK SISTERS: FIRST LADIES OF GOSPEL from executive producers and Grammy Award winners Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and Missy Elliott had 2020 Emmy buzz and is one of Lifetime’s most successful films of the last several years. She has sold seven other screenplays and a TV pilot, and Camille is a professor of Writing TV & Film at Biola University.
Lynn Chen, Writer/Director/Actor — Lynn wrote, directed, and starred in the feature film I WILL MAKE YOU MINE, which had its world premiere in competition at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival. She has a 3-decade career with credits in over 50 television shows (SHAMELESS, SILICON VALLEY), films (SAVING FACE, GO BACK TO CHINA), audio books (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) and video games (CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS III & IV). Lynn is also an Ambassador with The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) and Miry’s List.
Brian Goldberg, Literary Agent at WPA — Brian Goldberg works as a literary agent at Worldwide Production Agency – WPA. WPA clients have been involved with projects like IT: CHAPTER TWO, RIOT GIRLS, and AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
DATE by Christian Canterbury
After meeting on a dating app, a divorced mother is thrust into a nightmare when she receives a call telling her she has one hour to kill her date to earn the location of where her son is buried alive.
REPAIR THE CARROWS by Johnny Cruz
After his wife falls ill, an aging man living in the Alaskan wilderness has to re-enter the world and round up his estranged children so they can see their mother before she passes.
THE 84 by Sonja Perryman
1968. South Central Los Angeles. Fourteen-year-old Shay sets off on a journey to find her father, and in the process, faces truths about herself and her family that will prove to be transformational.
Congratulations to the winners! The jury loved your scripts, and we’re excited to work with you to see what’s next in your writing careers.