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Diverse Voices Spring 2017 Finalists

By June 15, 2017No Comments


Once again, we're very excited to announce that Diverse Voices raised $2,712 for the Books for Kids Foundation!  Thank you to everyone who entered for helping this cause; we're extremely excited to support this amazing organization. We encourage everyone to check out this program and all they're doing.

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 that are told from perspectives – through the author and/or characters – that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. We're so happy to say that once again the response to this contest was unbelievable.

This Diverse Voices contest has brought together so much amazing talent and so many incredible stories were among the semi-finalists that we've increased the size of our finalist group to 32 scripts. However, there were still so many extremely 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 everyone advancing. If you are advancing 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 the Facebook announcement — they deserve it!

And now, the Diverse Voices Finalists:

D. T. written by Ken Comer
BEAVER, LAS VEGAS written by Elise D'Haene
Bombers  written by Darren  Sand
Buried written by Karen Frank
Carla Margo written by Amelia Phillips
CHERRY HILL BLUES written by Shay Ball
Darkness Never Forgives written by Gary Hanna
Downward Departure written by Jay Adams
Flux written by Gus Avila
Flynt written by Malcolm M. Mayes
Language of Life written by Helen Kenyon
Little Bird written by Thomas Downs
Mad Like Me written by Melinda Maerker
MARASCHINO written by Kincaid Jones
Mary Tries To Get a Piece written by Eric Vasallo
Periwinkle Square written by Avery Lee and Bobby Richards
Plan B written by Paige Gresty
Prodigal written by Chris Courtney Martin
Prodigal written by Yvonne Hana Yi
Sitting written by Jade Daugherty
Song of Cheer Again written by Jeza Belle
South of the 10 written by Davina Willett
The (Beautiful) Game written by Chloe Weinberg
THE CURMUDGEONS written by Shiv Sudhakar
THE GREEK DETECTIVE written by Janet Ritz
The Last Fall written by Cate Honzl
The Lean written by Pearse Lehane
The Saudi written by Moutaz Jad
The Savage Land written by Jesus Celaya
The Skins Game written by Justin Neal
Transfer to the Express written by A. Chris Gajilan
Wrong Number written by Devin Mainville