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Announcing the Diverse Voices Fall 2018 Semifinalists

By November 15, 2018 No Comments


Before we announce the semifinalists, we’re very excited to announce that everyone who submitted their work helped WeScreenplay raise $2,874 for the ARRAY! Founded by Ava DuVernay, Array is an independent film distribution and resource collective comprised of artist advocacy organizations, and maverick volunteers worldwide. Their work is dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally. Since Diverse Voices has launched in 2016 we’ve raised $15,000 for charity.

 

The mission of Diverse Voices is to encourage stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices that have historically been ignored by Hollywood.

There were many talented writers who did not advance. The competition was fierce and just because a project may not have advanced doesn’t at all mean that it isn’t a fantastic story. In fact, we’re certain that some scripts not advancing will bring their writer success in the very near future.

We also want to extend a sincere congratulations to the writers who are advancing. If you are advancing it means that after two reads, your judges agreed that this is a stand out story that needs to be told. Please make sure to congratulate these writers on the Facebook announcement and Twitter announcement — they deserve it!

Finally, click here to receive a notification via Coverfly when Diverse Voices re-opens next year.

And now, the Diverse Voices Semifinalists:

(Dis)Honorable written by Gino DeMarco
#blacklovemagic written by Brittany Hendricks
#In29Days written by Zac Carson
1% Happy written by Dani Fernandez
A Little Too Broken written by Brad Vance
A Native Land written by Caitlin McCarthy
A Suspect in Arms written by Selcen Onsan
A Town Called Eden written by Amechi Ngwe, Nnamdi Ngwe
AFTER written by SAMEERAH LUQMAAN-HARRIS
Alternative Universe – Short Screenplay – 25P V6A – Title Only written by Candice Delevante
American Savior written by Arden Pryor
APACHE written by Cameron Barsanti
B.E.A.S.T. 2033 written by Kermit E. Heartsong
Barra Brava written by Sebastian Caceres
BENT RIVER written by John Kane
Between Two Worlds written by Aimee Dansereau
Beyond The Bench written by Georgette Long
Beyond The Grasslands written by Jacob Okot, Sam Odongo
Brute written by Charlie Tidmas
Bull Comb Blues written by David Warnock
Burden of Courage written by DARON ROSS
Buried written by Karen Frank
Burner written by Mukilan Thangamani
By the Hands of Wally Vine written by David Warnock
Calls to Virginia written by Jason Ruscio
Carousel written by Persia White & Joseph Morgan
Castle Island a/k/a Southie – “Sins of Our Fathers” written by Marie Flaherty
Changeling written by Jason Kesse
Cherry Blossoms in March written by Riley Rheyan
Chilanka written by Neely Kartha
Chitlin written by Michael Clifton
Collateral Damage written by Robin Fusco
Con Job: Revenge of the SamurAlchemist written by Reuben Baron
Confessions of a Las Vegas Phone Girl written by Aimee Johnson
Converted written by Dana Quercioli
Cryptodome written by Nathanael Vass
D.B. Cooper and the Last American Mystery written by Colleen Butler
Dad Jeans written by Elton Loud
Dancers written by Lenita Karhunen
DAUGHTERS written by Shannan E. Johnson
Days of Infamy written by Saiya Floyd
Daytona written by Gabriela Lugo
Dead Dudes written by Winston Han
Dear Langston written by Kevyn Richmond
Defection written by Andrea Mihailescu
Denmark, Michigan written by Jeremy Svenson
Dirty Six written by Deborah Sengupta Stith
DOUBLE DELIVERY written by Robb Edward Morris
Dragging the Mark written by Suzy Stein
EASIER written by Sade Corneille
Eblis written by Tom Omokaro
El Punk written by Tony Cammarata
Electronic Sounds from a Still Heart written by Finley Mulligan
Falleni written by Glace Chase
FARMED written by Erika Abdelatif
Filth written by Karimah Campbell
Finding Alexandria written by Sy Huq
FLOWERFIELD written by Mukilan Thangamani
FREEDMAN Pilot written by Bryan Frank
Gemini Baby written by Janalyn Steele
Girl Walks On – The Jessa Crenshaw Story written by Joseph Whaley, Ronda Barendse
Gramercy Park written by Toni Ann Johnson
Gyopo written by Christina Ye Rim Jun
H8 written by Faisal Azam, Erica Velis
I’M WITH AIDS written by Warren Wagner
Iced Out written by Emlyn Crenshaw
Immigrant Son written by D. Wilmos Paul
Inn Love written by Dana Quercioli
Insurrection written by simon Bowler
Jaggers written by Greg Nye
John & Meryl (Pilot) written by Jimmy Prosser
Johnny Jump Up written by Shiva Ramanathan
Julie La Maupin written by Jack Steeley
Kill or Cure written by CHARLOTTE Cameron
La Pared written by Gabriel Vallejo
Lady Killer written by Ali MacLean
Lazarus written by Bernard Fulton
Life After written by Emily Harper
Liminality written by Deborah J McDonald
Little Girls: One Hour Series written by Elton Loud
Little Lad written by Roxana Altamirano
Love Without Borders (Amor Sin Barreras) written by Ricardo Acuna
Lucky Life Medicine Shop written by Grace Ding
Macabre written by Kelly Krause
Mariam written by Layal Jomaa
Mary’s Place written by David Bruinooge
Me and My Korean Wife. written by andre jamison
MENTAL written by WARREN CLARKE
Midnight Writer written by Jordon Foss
Monochrome written by Chloë J. Hightower
MOTHER NATURE: FLOOD written by E. Napoletano
Mother Tucker written by Steve Holbert
Moto written by David Carmon
Motor City written by Devin Adair
MR. KNOW IT ALL written by Tre’ Howard
NATURAL DISASTER written by Warren Drummond, Lawrence Christmas
Newsers written by Jennifer Kim
Night Witches written by Nic Yulo
No Man’s Land written by Jeffrey Field, Michelle Davidson
No Place written by Holly Adams
North Amerikay written by Elizabeth Dwyer
North Star written by P.J. Palmer
NOURA written by Todd Tavolazzi
Obviously Not Okay written by Allison Flom
On Probation written by Sergio Cámara
One Summer In Roslyn written by Kimo Karp
Open Season written by Breeshia Wade
Out for America written by Sergio Cámara
Out Of Body Experience written by Camryn Cope
OUTSIDE THE WIRE written by Valerie Brotski
People Of The Dawn written by Kathleen Caslin
Persona written by Hussain Pirani
PIECES, or A WEST HOLLYWOOD CLUB CALLED RAGE written by Chris Phillips
Plan B written by Paige Gresty
Plan C written by David Ngo
ProcrastinAsian written by Pauline Yasuda
Pulpo Paul written by Rebeca Melara
Race To Tilébin written by Rhym Guissé
Rage More written by Peter Holmstrom
Rematch written by Antoine Mizel
Revisited written by Shaun Balbar
RISE written by Ruth Knafo Setton
Rogue’s Garden written by James Evans
ROISIN written by Bronwen Keyes-Bevan
Safe Words written by Molly Brady
Saint Mephistopheles Hospital written by Lily Cheng
SHANDA written by Jillian Lauren
SHINKOLOBWE written by Rishabh Bhavnani
Shit Siblings written by Tim Slade
SHOOTING STARS written by Michael Lederer
Shrimp written by Nicole Jones
Sorry Charlie written by Abbey Roe
Sparks written by Megan Bickel
Split Marriage written by Garcelle Beauvais, Lisa L. Wilson
Stacey Mayo – Pilot: “Thirsty” written by Kat Roman
Starchart written by Gino DeMarco
Steel Cutter written by Claire Tran
STONE COLD CRAZY MOTHER TUCKER written by Katterina Powers
Strange Fruit: The Hip-Hopera written by Deborah Jane Burke
Sucker written by Jerell Rosales
Tatanka written by Russell Koos
The Bliss Killer written by LELE PARK
The Body Williams written by Carlos Sirah
The Centenarian’s Birthday Party written by Raymond Anderson
The Countess written by Irina Rodriguez
The Curse of the Cum Rag written by Matt Clemons
The Dancer written by JT O’Neal
The Disentanglement of Odelia written by Kansas Starr, Jack James
The Dog House written by Diane Cooke
The Estrogen Squad written by Kelley Cody-Grimm
The Extraordinary Journey of a Black Nerd written by Jonathan Hughes
THE FENCE written by Bill Morales
THE FIGHTING GIRLFRIEND written by Alexander Vargas
The G.O.A.T. written by Sid Grey
The Girls On Madison written by Annabel Haddad
The Gospel of Zoe written by Ruthie Prillaman
The Harvard Business School Five written by Stampp Corbin
The Last Librarian in Raqqa written by Laila Ujayli
The Last Wild Indian written by Heather Ragsdale
The Living written by Christopher Gallegos
The Lot Pilot Episode written by Deborah Wilson
The Maj written by Mandy Vicsai
The Manifestation written by Alexander Rose
The Monsters of Saint Margaret written by Rachel Stevens
The Operator – WeScreenplay Diverse written by Huey Pham, Jessica Petrucci
The Out Crowd written by Brittany Ashley
The Queen Of Caspary written by Laura Solow
The Rainbow written by Russell Koos
The River written by Chris Britton
The Sensualist – A Woman in Black written by Suzanne Griffin
The Sleeping House written by Suzanne Griffin
The Surveillance of Ordinary Things written by Susan Brunig
The Tribunal, “Pilot” written by Matthew McCarthy
The Undertow written by Louisa de Cossy
The Way We Look at Horses written by Meghan K. Lees
There’s No Place Like OM written by monique reymond
Things That Fall written by Sy Huq
Three Sisters written by Jen Gutierrez
To Be Heard written by Steven Barthelemy
Traveling Light written by Melanie Williams
Triggered written by Natalee Branham
Tumbleweeds written by Tiffany Alzatti
Under the Blood Moon written by Rajiv Shah
Under The Jello Mold written by Jennie Fahn
VIRAL written by Nicholas Denton
What About Walda written by Taylor Martin
Where the Ground Touches the Sky written by Brittney McCallum
Whispers written by Tom Hackett
Why I’m Like This written by Samuel Oh
Windsor written by Jill Golden
Winter Jasmine written by Jennifer Cooney
With A Gentleman written by Lizzie Hartree
Wizard Fest: Pilot written by Margaret Kaminski
Word Over Word written by Tonia Davidson
Year Without Summer written by Amanda Eberhardt
You Are Here written by Katie McMillan
You Are Not Alone written by Katharine McKenny

Congrats to all these fantastic writers! All placements have been updated on Coverfly.

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