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Announcing the Diverse Voices Spring 2019 Finalists

By June 17, 2019 No Comments

We want to thank all entrants for helping . WeScreenplay raise $3,096 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 nearly $20,000 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.

We want to extend a sincere congratulations to the writers who are advancing. If you are advancing, your script is in the top 5% of entries. Your judges agreed that this is a stand our 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 in July.

And now, the Diverse Voices Finalists:

A Turban & A Beard written by Jaskaran Singh
Aces written by Derrick Vaughan
Ajay Wants a Circumcision written by Arvin Crowell
All The Way Happy written by Melinda Hicks
American Psyche written by Richard Nguyen, Vinita Mehta
Badass written by Kelly Beck-Byrnes
Bark Club written by Kathleen Eccles
Better Left Unsaid written by Laurie Mona
Black Boys Learn To Speak No Evil written by Ali Askari
Blue Comedy written by Vincent Accettola
Cards to Die Fori written by Derrick Coy
Carpe Diem written by Peter Gazdag
Catching the Bus written by Rebecca Wackler, Eddie Levi Lee
Desert Eyes written by Michael Kallal
Dream written by Trevin Hartwell
Emery written by Tanya Lemke
Exposed written by martina chaconas
First Gem written by Kim Tran
From the Wilderness written by Christina Tucker
Funny Accent written by Barbara  Shulgasser-Parker
Got Your Back written by Katy Dore
Henrietta written by Harry Aspinwall
HEX written by Joey Capuana
Hush, Little Baby written by Sh’Kia Augustin
Jackrabbit written by David Schlow
June In Autumn written by Wendy Okoi-Obuli
Long Haul written by William Welles
Lords of the Second Sphere written by Angela Jorgensen
Marred written by Dallas Rico
Men in the Water written by Kathleen Caslin
Mission Colle  written by Jasmine  Leyva
Morning Glory written by William R. Winston
Motel Verse written by Dallas Rico
Nancy Boys written by Nicholas Fernandes
New Deal Road written by Mark Rashid
Passing Ships written by Andrew Quailes
Patient No More written by Mugs Cahill
Peculiar Animals written by Obiageli Odimegwu
Pharma written by Dori Zavala
Quicksand written by Jennifer (Bianchi) Dodge
Sex & Death written by Thomas Thonson
Street Lights written by Terrence Thompson
Super Hot Girl written by Margaret Kaminski
The Canary Code written by Suzanne Mattson
The Fourth Psalm written by John Martins III
The Harvest written by Doua Moua
The Homestudy written by Derek Nicoletto
The Lobbyist written by Brent Lewis
The Nug written by Hilah Johnson
The Peragro Project written by Nabil  Chowdhary
The Pugilist written by Margeaux Francois
The Resurrected written by Kim Garland
The Road out of Afghanistan written by artur artur
Thornbush written by Ivo de Jager
To The End written by Chris Hicks
Uncatchable written by Kofi Oliver
Valid written by Sefi Atta
Variant written by Molly Vogel
Wake Up Becky written by Jorge Barboza
White Walls written by Ivo de Jager
Wilcox Park written by Omar Willis
Without Apology written by Jackie Hedeman, Molly Olguan
Year Without Summer written by Amanda Caitlyn Eberhardt

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