Diverse Voices Spring 2017 Semifinalists
By WeScreenplay, 05/15/2017

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Before we announce the semifinalists, we're very excited to announce that Diverse Voices and WeScreenplay 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 that we've increased the size of our semi-finalist group to 175 scripts, because it was impossible to cut down the list any further. 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 two 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 Semifinalists:

3 Dogs on a Bone written by Terry Hayman
A RELATIVE UNKNOWN written by Lynne Logan
Abstract Ink written by David Sason
AMERICAN RIDGE written by Carl Clark
American Snake Pit written by Dan Tomasulo
Annabelle Moore written by Damion L Smith
Aphra Behn, or, The Life of the Poet written by James Mabrey
ASCLEPIUS written by Christopher Rutledge
Bad Mark - no name written by Elizabeth Delaney
BANYAN TREE written by Elise D'Haene
Bar Crawl written by Jordan Gershowitz
BEAVER, LAS VEGAS written by Elise D'Haene and Amy Goodman & Jessica Spencer
Behind The Red Curtain written by Shani Moore Weatherby
Between Two Worlds written by Aimee  Dansereau
Beyond Revolution written by Neda Davarpanah
Black & Blonde written by Jon Davis
Blood on the Keys written by Adam Patrick Jones
Blood Sex Work written by Sorahya Moore
Body Blows written by Colin Scott
Bombers  written by Darren  Sand
BORO written by Krystal Banzon
BRING ON THE NIGHT written by Brian MacEvilly
Buried written by Karen Frank
BURN the WITCH written by Xavier Rogers
BURNER written by Bob Canning
By The Time I Got To Woodstock written by Jeffrey Massie
Calling Mary written by Caroline Dunlap
Carla Margo written by Amelia Phillips
Carry On written by Kelly Mahon
Catbird Blues written by Rebecca Drummond
CHERRY HILL BLUES written by Shay Ball
Claybourne written by Julie Merrick
Come Together written by Anich D'Jae
Concrete Rose written by LaDarrio n Williams
Cotton-Pickin' Heroes written by Michael Kenney
Crossroads written by Regina Wilson
D. T. written by Ken Comer
Danny. Invincible. Legend. God. written by Yavor Petkov
Darkness Never Forgives written by Gary Hanna
DEAD CARGO written by Theodore Soderberg
Dead Sam Walking written by Kryz Woodhouse
Dean The Drummer written by Tannaz Hazemi
Deleted written by Madison McCray
Downward Departure written by Jay Adams
Drones written by Anthony Alleyne
Dust to Dust written by Cate Honzl
EAT ME written by David  Michan
El Gordo written by Michael Ravich
Electric Feel written by Frank Anthony Polito
EMIT written by Ryan Porter
Empty Creatures written by Robin Jennings
Ernest written by Jeremy Holland
Estevan the Black written by Michael Choi
Fear God written by Silvia Arribas-Mantelli
FLINTOWN: Hazy Shade of Criminal written by Cory Huizar
Flux written by Gus Avila
Flynt written by Tommy Oliver
Gates and Strays written by Will Ralston
GIRL UNMOORED written by Jennifer Hummer
Good Girls Don't written by Bryn Woznicki
Great Kills written by Susan Hippen
Hair of the Dog written by Joe Joyce
Haley written by Greg Caiafa
Hawk Moon written by nathan o'callaghan
Henchman written by Amechi Ngwe
Hockey Moms - Cable written by Mike Carrier
Hollow Win written by Terry Gingles
Hoop Spur written by Jeff Sabini
In The Company of Strangers written by Corey Deshon
In Three written by Erin Carere
Insurrection written by simon bowler
Iron Maidens written by John Smith
Janus written by Regina Wilson
John Black Raven written by Ali Imran Zaidi
Joseph written by Ian Davies
Kashmir written by Brian O'Donnell
Land Most Loved written by Francisco Mendoza
Language of Life written by Helen Kenyon
Lanigan & Co written by Joe Kendall
Lapu Lapu, Chief of Mactan written by Joy Regullano
Law of the River written by Meagan Daine
Leah Rose written by Colin Larkin
Leave written by Alysha Haran
Little Bird_No name written by Thomas Downs
Lucky Phoenix  written by Isabella Cohen
Mad Like Me written by Melinda Maerker
MARASCHINO written by KINCAID JONES
Mariachi Kid written by Alberto Belli
Mary Tries To Get a Piece written by eric vasallo
Michael Wants To Marry written by Jennifer Bieser
Mount Pleasant written by Cat Dale
Mr and Mrs Cole Porter written by Brenda Clarke
Mutiny at Dawn written by Tyrone Cousin
No Man's Land written by Mel Piper
Nocturnal Admissions written by Christian Reda
North written by Dani Milton
Pan Dulce written by Jesus Celaya
Para written by Nicole Pouchet
Perdido written by Eduardo Maytorena
Periwinkle Square written by Avery Lee and Bobby Richards
Pharmland written by Jon Davis
Pines of Rome written by Terry Gau
Pink Lava written by Sharon Powers
Plan B written by Paige Gresty
Prodigal written by Yvonne Hana Yi
Prodigal written by Chris Courtney Martin
Protectress written by Joanna Ke
Provincetown written by Chance Wellnitz
Quarter-Life written by Antonello Velez
Rap Phenomenon written by Craig Stevens
Rematch written by Antoine  Mizel
Romeo And Juliet On Aricept written by Lynn Mills
Rudi and I  written by Joe Borg
RUNNING written by Geoffrey O'Gara
Running a Thousand Miles written by Jennifer Grand
Ruthless written by Rebekah Ganiere
Salvacion: A Love Story written by Jesus Celaya
Sanctum written by Chad Alexander
Scarlett and Phoenix Episode: Dead-Drive-Land written by Maria Marquez
Screaming My Heart Out written by Janyce Lapore
Sitting written by Jade Daugherty
Some Bad History written by Amanda Norman
Song of Cheer Again written by Jeza Belle
South of the 10 written by Davina Willett
SPOON FED written by Scott LaFortune
Stealing God written by Martin Blinder
Stormcloud written by Marat Berdyyev
Story Riders written by Allen Flannagan
STRAIGHT written by Emma Tattenbaum-Fine
SUMMER OF '79 written by Angela Andrist
The (Beautiful) Game written by Chloe Weinberg
The Abandoned Isle written by Ana Quinata
The Cat's Silhouette written by Nicholas Chan
The Color Wars written by Christopher De Paola
THE CURMUDGEONS written by Shiv Sudhakar
The Dawn of Eve written by James Bingham
The Director's Girlfriend written by MICHAEL KENNEY
THE FAMILY written by Byron Qiao
The Family Trade written by Erin Hays
The Farm written by Jann Else
The Fixers written by Debbi Mack
THE FORGOTTEN EMPIRE written by Janet Ritz
The G.O.A.T. written by Sid Grey
The Game-Changer written by Patrick Sherman
The Great Surrender written by Romeo Ciolfi
THE GREEK DETECTIVE written by Janet Ritz
The High Bridge written by Benedict Campbell
The HR Guy written by Robert Woo
The Jane Collective written by Lisa Romagnoli
The Last Fall written by Cate Honzl
The Last Reunion written by Javier Sanchez
The Lean written by Pearse Lehane
The Model Town written by Craig Stevens
The Moor written by Thomas Thonson
the remarkable rocket written by Pippa Hinchley
The Resistance written by Jon Davis
The Saudi written by Moutaz Jad
The Savage Land written by Jesus Celaya
The Shakespeare Stealer written by Gary Blackwood
The Skins Game - Blind Submission written by Justin Neal
The So Long Song written by Emi Macuaga
The Stoker Legacy written by Michael Ward
The War of the Women written by Lisa Di Giannuario
THREE WISHES written by Rita Wheeler
Transfer to the Express_anon written by A. Chris Gajilan
TRAPPED written by Martin Blinder
up yours, bridget jones written by Pippa Hinchley
Vagabond written by Bob Reynolds
War-Torn written by Michael  Daniels
We Used To Fight written by Michael Quintana
Welcome to the Treatment Plant! written by Dilpreet Kaur Walia
Whisper in the Vines written by Sasha Siljanovic
Where the Poppies Grow by Diana Pysher
Word of Mouth written by Ace Hasan
Wrong Number written by Devin Mainville
Yellow Dogs written by Matt Eskandari
You'll Make Lots of Friends That Way written by Andrea O'Malley
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