Once again, thank you to everyone who entered. You've supported Books for Kids with over $3,000 this year between the two seasons of Diverse Voices; we're extremely excited to support this amazing organization. We encourage everyone to check out this program and all they're doing.
This Diverse Voices contest has brought together so much amazing talent and so many incredible stories. Last season we saw one winner signed by a fantastic management company and another option a script to a production company – we can't wait for some fantastic success stories this year as well. We also asked all of the finalists to talk about diversity in entertainment and why it is important. We've compiled some excerpts from their thoughts, and they're really powerful. Check out the post here.
And now, the fantastically talented Diverse Voices Winners:
THE LAST BOOKSTORE by Brook Purdy and Colette Freedman
When the technological age has brought humanity to its brink, it is, ultimately five kids, their love and a book that can save mankind.
P.O. BOX 1142 by Lillian Wang
Inspired by true historical events, this is the story of a Jewish interrogator stationed in a U.S. Nazi POW camp who learns that she must extract information from the high-ranking Nazi responsible for the death of her parents.
PHOENIX by Natasha M Hall
An out-of-commission forensic psychiatrist and a connection-phobic novice must work together to determine their clients' true intentions while battling their own demons.
IN ONE SPLIT SECOND by Chloe Owens
A small crime creates ripple effects in a neighborhood that brings devastating consequences, pushing race relations and expectations.
Please congratulate the winners here and on the Facebook Post. They worked so hard and writers don't always get the recognition they deserve.
Also, Diverse Voices Spring 2017 is now open for submissions. As always, we'll be donating $3 for every entry to Books for Kids. If you have a script with a new and unique voice for Hollywood, we'd love to read it. Enter now!