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Diverse Voices Fall 2017 Finalists

By December 15, 2017 No Comments

The mission of Diverse Voices is to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories. The contest’s hope is to find stories told from perspectives – through the author and/or characters – often underrepresented in Hollywood today. We’re so happy to say, once again, the response to this contest was unbelievable.

This Diverse Voices contest has brought together amazing talent and incredible stories. So many strong projects were among the semi-finalists that we’ve increased the size of our finalist group to 36 scripts. However, there were still so many extremely talented writers who did not advance. Selecting our finalists was remarkably difficult and even those that did not advance had fantastic stories. We are confident that some scripts not advancing will bring their writers success in the near future.

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

And now, the Diverse Voices Finalists:

A Better Place Katterina Powers
A Brotherhood Bandar Albuliwi
A Consuming Fire Chris Phillips
A View From The Sea Jonny Pasvolsky
Absolute Priority Rebecca McElroy
Alieu the Dreamer Quincy Ledbetter
Buffalo Nation Alexander Major
Californio Pedro  Fernandez
Catfish And The Crabs Sojean Peou
Cherry Hill Blues Shay Ball
Chico Grande Jesus Celaya
Children of Pan Candela Echenique & Ricardo Uhagón Vivas
Dark-Skinned Girls Edith Cheng
Daruma Kelli McNeil
Devil River David Sullivan
Dukkha Rachana suri
Enfect Bo Shim
Estevan the Black Michael Choi & Karl Bauer
Evolution Cara Winter
HAZMAT Capucine Berney
Knife to a Gunfight Script Gemal Woods
Kyla’s War – Series Pilot – “Snow Angels” Hank Isaac
Midnight Jamel Northern
Mother Tongue Ann Rosen
On the Wing Lynn Esta Goldman
River Roderick Stevens
Silhouette Lukas Hassel
The Face of the Earth Amanda Bermudez
The Great Pretenders Jillian Lauren
The King’s Crossroads Alex Reid
The Lean Pearse Lehane
The Polish Medallion Siovonne Smith
The Value Shopping Network Meg Favreau
Touch the Fire Kevin Karp
Trinn Begins Dani Milton
White Coyote Arla Bowers