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Spring 2020 Diverse Voices Finalists

By June 15, 2020 No 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.

As you probably know — WeScreenplay believes that the best way for writers to grow is through feedback. That is why WeScreenplay is providing free, written feedback with every single competition entry. We are glad to hear from so many of you how helpful the notes were and excited to see WeScreenplay writers are improving all the time!

If you are interested in hearing the next time this competition opens, subscribe for updates here. In support of Black Lives and Black Voices, WeScreenplay is offering 150 free submissions with written feedback to people of color for the 2021 Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab, on a first-come basis. Learn more.

We are thrilled to advance entries to the Finalist round for another read. A huge congratulations to every writer advancing.

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 Spring 2020 Diverse Voices Finalists can be found below or on Coverfly here.

A Ballad for Syria Annie Macdonald, Robert B. Mac
A Need to Kill Mark Pettit, AJ Jones
A Tent on Jupiter Derek Nicoletto
Anansi and the Chest of Stories Ayinde Ricco
Astronomica Matthew Wollin
Barnstorming: A Story of Sex and Baseball Ronald Drescher
Black Creek Trail Jaime Saginor
Blood Trail Hind Metwalli
Brooklyn Pansy Jason Forbach
CareFull Talie Melnyk
CHOKEPOINT Tamra Teig
Coney Jesse Klein
Coriander: The Lost Elephant Jordan Sandfer
Covet Becca E. Davis
Darkmatter Storm Ashwood
FEATHER Kevin Schwartz
Flint Hill Elizabeth Yanders
For the Culture Phylicia Pearl Mpasi
Happy Camp Liz Farrar
Heavy Pilot Collette Legault
HOUSE MONEY Don I. Waldo
Inheritance Kurt Choate
It Was Written Valeria Vallejos
Left Behind Yara Caubet
Loa Francisco da Silva
Loving Me Straight Ruby Smith
Manzanar David Moriya
Minor Mexi Gremillion
Mixed UP Nathan Cheney
Pansy Craze Samuel Josephs
Please. Elise Brown
Rear Edward Worthy
Right of Passage Ally Iseman
Rising Son Junot Lee
Road to Zion Andrew Reid, Jeremy Palmer
Semper Fi Amanda Norman
Shitty Fucking Advice Elissa Aron
Sometimes Boys Don’t Cry. . .They Scream Anna Schwarz
The Appeal Yoav Potash
The Black Wall Street Brianna Adams
The Bronze Queen Patricia Escoto
THE BUSINESS OF LOVE Karen Pluemer
The Corinthians Talie Melnyk
The Demon Dan Carrillo, Eugenio Villamar
The Gotaways Patty Carey
The Itch Jeremy Bradford
The Jesuit Jordan Guingao
The Player’s Son Gillian Muller
Tighter Arun Croll
Wire Hangers Jon Davis


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