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Fall 2021 Diverse Voices Finalists

By July 21, 2021August 2nd, 2021No Comments

Thank you to all of the incredible writers who entered Diverse Voices this year! Your hard work, talent, and dedication to storytelling shines through in the entries we received.

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We are thrilled to advance entries to the Finalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing. Stay tuned for the Winner announcement on August 15th!

Winners will be invited to participate in our career-changing Fall Diverse Voices Lab! Many thanks to the competition jury who are helping us select our winners. They include:

Talitha Watkins, Head of the Management for Issa Rae’s company ColorCreative

Rhys Ernst, Producer and Director on TRANSPARENT

Charlie SwinbourneScreenwriter focused on Deaf Culture

Michael [Boogie] Pinckney, Director & Creative Producer, Jax Media

Jen Ray, Literary Manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment


We also want to acknowledge all of the strong scripts that did not advance. If your script is not on this list, it does not at all mean that our judges didn’t enjoy the read – in fact, we’re confident some of the scripts not advancing will bring their writers success in the very near future. Thank you for entering your script and always keep writing.

Without further ado, the Fall 2021 Diverse Voices Finalists can be found on Coverfly here or below.

Ann Arbor Trevor Zhou
Black Santa Parco Richardson, Aiden Chapparone
Bucky Johnson James Barnes, Garrett Vanderwielen
Cambados, NJ Thomas Rivera Montes
Captain F*ck It Melanie Holmes
Circle of Illumination Trisha Difazio
Commonwealth Jared Hardy
Daddies Ramon Watkins
El Otro Lado Jianna Maarten Saada
Grunt Work Sal Bardo
Hatch Karim Khan
Lift Allison Orr Block
No Good Deed Heather Farlinger
No Traveler Returns Randall Thom
Original Tru Adam Huss
Out/Sourced Noa Aimeé, Wesley Tysdale
Outspoken – The Untold Story of Helen Keller Kathryn Fox
P***Y Connie Shi
Pole Moles David Morris
Predatory Ashley Rose Wellman
Queen of the Amazons JL Ivory
Sunshine Shifts Rebecca Davis
The Academy Brit Cowan
The Only Safe Place Left Is The Dark Warren Wagner
The Othered Minh Anh Vo Dinh

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