About the Contest

Diverse Voices strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices and stories that are currently underrepresented in Hollywood.


Closed for Entry

Deadlines and Fees

Opens  – January 15th, 2018
Early Bird Deadline – February 15th, 2018
Regular Deadline – March 15th, 2018
Final Deadline April 15th, 2018


Semifinalists – May 15th, 2018
Finalists – June 15th, 2018
Winners – July 15th, 2018

Giving Back

Founded by Ava DuVernay, Array is an independent film distribution and resource collective comprised of artist advocacy organizations, maverick volunteers, and rebel member donors world wide. Their work is dedicated to the amplification of independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally.

Check out our 2018 Jury

Daniela Garcia-Brcek

Daniela is a manager at Circle of Confusion, which is best known for producing the mega hit THE WALKING DEAD. Clients have also worked on features like GET OUT and SPIDERMAN as well as TV hits like GAME OF THRONES and BLACK-ISH.

Santa Sierra

Santa Sierra is a TV writer who is working on some of the coolest shows on television, including NARCOS as well as the upcoming new Kurt Sutter SONS OF ANARCHY spinoff MAYANS MC.

Jermaine Johnson

Jermaine Johnson is an executive at Zero Gravity Management, whose clients have worked on features like PULP FICTION and JUMANJI and television shows like STRANGER THINGS and AMERICAN HORROR STORY.

Jewerl Ross

Jewerl Ross, Manager of Silent R Management, has clients who have written Academy Award-winning MOONLIGHT and the mega-hit Pixar film COCO.


Grand Prize - $1,000 cash prize and 3-months of development via WeScreenplay. Plus, distribution to WeScreenplay's relationships with managers and producers.
First Prize in Each Category - 3-months of development via WeScreenplay and distribution to WeScreenplay's relationships with managers and producers.
Finalists - Free entry to another WeScreenplay contest.

Enter Now


Strategic distribution to WeScreenplay’s contacts with Producers, Agents, and Managers. We don’t just cold email your script out to everyone, we send only to the people who are actually looking for projects like yours. This includes folks from:

Mar Vista Entertainment
Think Tank
Smart Entertainment
Ugly Duckling
Muraviov Company
Oriah Entertainment
Abaca Films
Little Big Shot
Abundant Media
Full Auto Films
Tilted Pictures
Valleywood Entertainment
Picture Lab Entertainment
Urban Way
High Five
Bellevue Productions
Barry Perleman
Destiny Pictures
Management SGC
Cross Creek Pictures
Playback Motion
Citizen Skull Productions
Capital Creations
Super Vision Entertainment
Eminent Pictures
Sixth Sense Productions
Kailey Marsh
Echo Lake
Film Star Pictures
Taylor Lane
House of 4 Films
Church Hugger
Itchy Productions
Envoy Pictures
Cartel Pictures
Avva Pictures
OBB Pictures
Bad Hat Harry
Go East Media
Barry Katz Entertainment
Stobby Entertainment
Boulder Light Pictures
JuVee Productions
Generate LA
Paper Street Films
Darius Films
Cinterra Pictures
Red Entertainment
Mosaic Entertainment
The Fyzz
Jittery Monkeys

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The Script Lab

The Script Lab is a comprehensive resource for screenwriters, filmmakers, content creators and film enthusiasts, offering a broad range of educational, motivational and industry-related content.

Good In a Room

Stephanie Palmer is the former Director of Creative Affairs for MGM and one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 35 Executives Under 35. She created Good in a Room to help talented creators ensure that they were presenting their ideas in the best possible way.


A unique combination of contact management, secure online file sharing and real-time feedback capture, ScriptNoted provides entertainment and media industry professionals with a project development app to better evaluate, manage and sell script-based media properties – in film, television, digital and commercial.

LA Screenwriter

Angela Bourassa is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LA Screenwriter, a leading source of advice and insights for writers around the world. She will be helping all WISC winner’s craft an attention grabbing logline.

The Writers Store

Always on the cutting-edge of advancements in the craft, The Writers Store knows that the one-of-a-kind products and services available from The Writers Store will benefit you with the artistic process.


iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film.

Automatic Pilot

Right now, TV writing jobs are growing every day. The new go-to book for writing a pilot will help experienced writers and new-comers alike.


Where everyone goes for scripts and writers. Producers have made more than 200 films from scripts and writers they found through InkTip.

Save the Cat!

Save the Cat! has become an industry staple for all screenwriters as Blake Snyder candidly gives an inside look at how to make your writing ideas more marketable. The success of the book has inspired an educational online experience that can help every writer at every stage of their writing.

Please note: All finalists will be asked to answer in roughly 250 words how their voice or experience represents a new and diverse perspective for Hollywood.

How to contact us

You can contact us with anything related to script coverage or this contest and we'll get in touch with you as soon as possible.

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