Success Stories

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Check out some of the writers we've helped!

Desdemona Chiang

Signed with a manager at Tulsea

I LOVED my time with the WeScreenplay Lab-- it was such an honor being amongst such talented writers telling unique and exciting stories. It was a space where I felt that everyone was an advocate for my work. That was hugely important for me, as someone who was essentially doing a mid-life career pivot--to know that I had the goods for this.

Kelechi Urama

Script landed a deal with Party Over Here and CBS Studios

After winning, I got connected to the amazing WeScreenplay team who've worked hard to champion my work. I was also contacted by some production companies and even had interest from a manager! I had absolutely no expectations when I entered, but it turned out to be a great opportunity that's created some incredible relationships.

Elise Brown

Staffed on CANDY for UCP/ Hulu

Diverse Voices was an incredible experience, and one that I’m very happy to have had. Sarah Eagen and the staff at WeScreenplay put a lot of (very appreciated) work into creating a lab that would prepare us for the next step in our careers, while encouraging us and doing anything they could to help move us forward. Once you’re part of the WeScreenplay family, it feels like they are truly rooting for your success and do what they can to help you achieve it.

Alex George Pickering & Matthew Breault

Signed with a literary manager

The WeScreenplay Team, connected us with numerous management and production companies. As a result, we had the wonderful privilege of interviewing with several managers. In the end, Mike Diaz of ATN Entertainment left a strong impact on us, with additional support from manager Ben Pitts and ATN CEO Jennifer Aurianne DaRe. Today, we are excited to say that we are now signed with ATN Entertainment!

Aiko Hilkinger

Signed with a literary manager

Things take time and you shouldn’t force anything to happen on your time. It’s important to understand that Hollywood moves at its own pace and trying to fight the current will only burn you out faster. While it’s important to write and be as productive with your time as you possibly can, it’s also important to rest and remember that rest is progress too. WeScreenplay has been an integral part in the process of signing with a manager. While they didn’t directly make the introduction, it was through meeting someone at the TV Pilot Lab that I learned about my manager and felt empowered and brave enough to contact her.

Fatima Liaqat & Kyle Kubo

Signed with a literary manager

The feedback we received from the first round of the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices competition was the first time we felt like a reader had really received and understood our script in the way it was intended, as if we had finally connected with a member of our target audience.

Gabe Berry

Hired for a writing assignment

Don’t hesitate to enter. WeScreenplay provides feedback on every single script entry. That in itself is worth the cost of submission. Additionally, if your script places, it can give you a boost in the exposure department. I earned a writing assignment from a complete stranger – a producer/director in Canada.

Mark Sposato

Signed a shopping agreement

The biggest obstacle I encountered early in my screenwriting career was finding a platform to share my ideas. It’s one thing to write in a vacuum, but in our business, the experience of a reader and eventual viewer, is an integral component. WeScreenplay helped The Eremite in two important ways: first I received excellent notes on a previous draft, which I think helped to focus and sharpen my themes. It’s a big story with a lot going on, so further revisions after my WeScreenplay coverage had some much needed streamlining and clarity. I eventually entered the feature contest, and the revised script was a shortlisted finalist. I think this accolade really helped catch the attention of the producers I Iinked up with. It was a way of validating the writing abilities and project viability of an unknown/emerging writer.

Allyn Rachel

Added a TV Scripted agent at CAA to her team

I just loved our group. It was so diverse in terms of everyone’s background and individual genre preference, we all really laughed a lot, there was such genuine investment from everybody involved, and we got to meet with a variety of really fabulous people. Make yourself and your work — the priority. Show up everyday. Set very attainable goals, especially initially as you get a feel for what is reasonable to demand from yourself on a regular basis. Consistency above all else. And buy yourself treats, treats are important.

Jess Gupta

Signed a shopping agreement

WeScreenplay consistently delivered constructive feedback by readers who had a decent knowledge of the genre I was working within. I felt like they wanted to help me. As an emerging writer, there is nothing more demoralizing than caustic feedback from someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about. It makes you feel like the whole exercise is worthless. I did feel a whole lot of positive energy from the WeScreenplay team, which was helpful. And then, when I had assumed they had forgotten all about me, they connected me with a manager who was looking for work like mine. Turned out they were looking out for me the whole time.

Samuel Thompson

Signed with a manager

What drew me to WeScreenplay was their fast turn around on note services, and the quality of the readers. A few years ago, I was writing an early draft of the first feature I had ever written, and they were the first service I turned to for notes. To this day, those notes still rank among the best notes I’ve ever gotten. I entered a short script of mine to their short screenplay contest, and the reactions to it were eye opening in a good way. This pushed me to adapt the short to a feature script, and that script ended up getting me my manager.

Arun Narayanan

Signed with a literary manager

The WeScreenplay team was incredibly supportive, giving each of the Diverse Voices Lab participants significant individual attention and setting meetings specifically tailored to each of us based on our work and interests. For me, the Lab included a 1-on-1 general meeting with Eric Robinson, a manager at Gotham. That meeting went so well that just a few months later I can proudly say that Eric is my manager! I am extremely grateful to WeScreenplay for making that initial connection.

Brandon Burkhart

Signed with a manager

WeScreenplay was very proactive in getting my script read by managers, and I had meetings with a couple of them. WeScreenplay also shared my script with a production company that is currently pitching my script around town. This was a huge leap forward for my writing career and industry connections. I’ve entered dozens of contests and WeScreenplay was definitely my best experience. Their notes alone make the entry fee worth it!

Brittany Suzanne Kelly

Signed with literary managers

The WeScreenplay team is fantastic, their feedback is thorough and extremely helpful. I’ve done a few labs with other competitions I’ve placed in and the Diverse Voices Lab was by far the most engaging, useful and inspiring I have taken part in. They really believe in the program they have created to uplift diverse and underserved narratives.

Emily-Anne Mikos

Signed with a literary manager at Gramercy Park

The WeScreenplay Diverse Voices competition is an exceptional program. I met wonderful diverse writers who gave me amazing notes on my script and created connections I still utilize to this day. It was the first competition I placed in, and the first time I had meetings with managers and development executives. It was a great chance to gain exposure to the industry, and a wonderful resource for any diverse writer trying to break in. 

Eric Anthony Glover

Signed with a manager at Echo Lake

You’re not just entering WeScreenplay for a chance at a lab or representation. Should you place well, the people at WeScreenplay will still be invested in advancing your career well after a given competition’s end. It’s remarkable how kind, generous, and determined they are to help, even years after my initial contact with them.

Soma Helmi

Signed with a manager at Kaplan/Perrone

You can get invaluable feedback to polish your script and it’s an amazing opportunity to get your work in front of reps. I’d like to say a big, heartfelt thanks to WeScreenplay for helping me connect with representation. The WeScreenplay Team was the epitome of professionalism and courtesy. I don’t doubt that I would be much further behind in my journey to find representation if it weren’t for their help.

Jai Jamison

Staffed on the CW show SUPERMAN & LOIS

Submitting to contests is a great way to make sure your writing is sharp and clear before you send it out to the industry. Winning the Diverse Voices Lab was great because it put me on the radar for a lot of folks and introduced me to the great team at WeScreenplay who have been fantastic (and very patient) resources for me. I’m now staffed on SUPERMAN & LOIS and signed with great managers at Kaplan / Perrone.

Jeff Hindenach

Film released by Gravitas Ventures

WeScreenplay coverage was the very first coverage I received on any screenplay ever, and the feedback from that one coverage session helped me transform my script, and the next time around I scored a Consider. The WeScreenplay Diverse Voices contest was also one of the first contests I ever entered, and was the first contest I placed as a finalist.

M.D. Walton

Signed with a literary manager

This industry is hungry for new voices. It’s important to do the research to know what these programs are and which contests and/or platforms are most respected. What I did was try and hone my drafts to make them as bulletproof as possible, get coverage and feedback and push forward.of my scripts along the way that may have needed more strengthening. They certainly helped me get each of my scripts to the next level.

Shyam Popat

Signed with literary agents at Independent Talent Group

Placing in one of the WeScreenplay competitions was a great boost for my confidence and led me to taking the pitching the project to industry figures.

Teresa Jusino

Signed with a literary manager

Honestly I was floored when WeScreenplay reached out to me as a Finalist in the Diverse Voices competition saying that they also work with finalists to get their work seen and help their careers. I didn’t expect that anyone other than those selected for the lab would have gotten that kind of help. The WeScreenplay Team graciously met with me to offer loads of great career guidance. It’s a real testament to WeScreenplay that they go so out of their way to help all the writers that come into their orbit. I couldn’t be more grateful!

Shaun & Jay Perry

Signed with one of the top agencies in Australia

The WeScreenplay team deserve a round of applause for everything they are doing. Our conversations with the team were always fruitful. Not only are they incredibly friendly, but have a wealth of industry knowledge. They educated us on agencies, managers, writing query letters and generally how to get our foot in the door. They’re also responsible for setting up a meeting with Oscar nominated writer/director Vincent Lambe, who has since become a great contact for us – and led us to a meeting with Profile Creative. The rest is history, we signed with our agent, and we also have a producer for our short film.

Tricia Lee

Hired as Creative Showrunner of an animated anthology series

The WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Lab, was so informative, and we met some great execs who are supportive of diverse voices. I loved meeting my peers and creating a community that will grow together in our careers. Giving and getting notes from my fellow writers was a highlight. And following up with the executives, and creating relationships is exciting.

Jason Forbach

Signed with manager at 3Arts, and his winning pilotis packaged and produced by Zero Gravity

I didn’t know if I or what I had written was ‘enough’. I had never taken a meeting. I had no idea how to package and present myself. I was 100% a total newbie and the Lab changed all of that. I can’t thank WeScreenplay enough. Your supportive, individualized care and attention toward each writer is unique and incredibly special. It has absolutely changed the course of my life and career.

Sam Josephs

Signed with a Literary Manager at Stride Management

I know my work isn’t for everyone, so I wanted a contest that was looking for fresh bold voices. I was looking to put my work out there to get some feedback and hoped for the best for anything else. That’s why I submitted to WeScreenplay!

Junot Lee

Signed with a manager at Zero Gravity and agent at APA

WeScreenplay gave me inspiration and encouragement. It just takes one person to believe in you to help you get a running start. WeScreenplay filled those shoes, and I’m grateful. The world is hungry for fresh news in the form of story, and you as the artist are their chosen messenger. Your story and voice are worth it. WeScreenplay treated us all with care, support, and insight. My first reader’s notes were the most helpful, actionable notes I’d ever received.

Brianna Adams

Signed with Literary Managers at Echo Lake Entertainment

There is not one way to break into this industry. So try everything. Apply to festivals and fellowships, reach out to alumni, friends, friends of friends. Your third cousins’ sister-in-law. There are multiple paths to this industry, which can be a blessing and curse.

Phylicia Pearl Mpasi

Signed with literary rep at ColorCreative

My time as a WeScreenplay Diverse Voices fellow has informed my writing and who I am as a person so much. Being a part of this community has opened my eyes to the magic that can come from collaboration and how powerful you can become when other people are supporting you.

Evyn Williams

Signed with manager John Bauman

I’m amazed at how much WeScreenplay champions their writers. After I won the pilot competition, they jumped right in to support me with amazing advice, resources, and career chats. They have consistently been there to cheer me on.

Dallas Rico

Staffed on an HBO series

The feedback has been incredibly insightful and validating. I got a meeting with a manager through WeScreenplay who I really dig and who is considering signing with me. It has made a significant difference already because of the relationships I’ve made. I’ve become legit friends with high-level producers and writers who continuously vouch for me to showrunners and execs.

Stephanie Stanley

Signed with a manager at Zero Gravity Management

Since placing, the amazing folks at WeScreenplay have been incredibly supportive and enthusiastically active with helping me transition the placement into industry representation. Yay! Their connections and insights have been invaluable for me to take the next step forward. I feel so lucky and grateful to be a part of the WeScreenplay family now, and I sincerely can’t say enough nice things about them as professionals and as individuals.

Justin Moran

Pilot optioned by FutureFrame and hired to write a musical feature for HBO

WeScreenplay offers the best thing that a contest can offer: if you place high enough, they can get some people in the industry to look at your script — and what happens after that depends on their taste and the quality of your writing. That’s the biggest win any new writer can hope for. I got multiple meetings from my WeScreenplay win, each leading to great relationships and industry connections.

Nevil Jackson

Signed with Zero Gravity Management

I think one of the things standing between many writers and their goals is access. There’s plenty of talented writers who’ve yet to get their shot because they can’t get their work in front of the people making the decisions. Entering WeScreenplay got me my management.

Jim Maceda

Landed a paid feature writing assignment

After winning its 2018 Feature runner-up award, WeScreenplay’s staff took me under its wing and hooked me up with successful pros, guiding me through the maze. WeScreenplay has been instrumental in my career. Its coverage gave me the confidence to get my stuff out there, and to place in a number of screenwriting competitions. Earlier this year a production company hired me to script and consult on a Cold War docudrama. After four years of staring at the door, I’m finally in the room. What a thrill… thanks in no small part to WeScreenplay.

Cara Winter

Signed with literary rep at Bohemia Group

I entered WeScreenplay hoping to connect, learn, and get feedback. When something resonates with a judge or reader, that’s important information for me. It means, keep going, you’re on to something.

Matthew Roshkow

Signed with NYC manager Sword Entertainment

I was feeling stuck, so a writing partner and I wrote something we were really attached to, but that wasn’t an easy sell. The freedom WeScreenplay gave me encouraged me to do that. The project that came out of that has the most amount of heat and is a personal project — we got some serious reads from a few big agents – like ICM. WeScreenplay allowed me to focus on writing something I was passionate about.

Elise D’Haene

Signed with The Gersh Agency and Marc Pariser Entertainment Group

As a queer woman, I wanted to tell stories about women and the LGBTQ+ community. So, when I saw that WeScreenplay had a diverse voices competition, I didn’t hesitate to enter. The feedback I received from the judges was invaluable. WeScreenplay is managed by seasoned professionals who actually care about writers, who reach out and make themselves available to discuss just about anything. I never feel like just another writer in another competition.

Bandar Albuliwi

Signed with a Literary Manager at Luber Roklin

WeScreenplay provided me with amazing coverage on the project and helped me realize that the project isn’t a comedy as originally intended, but rather a drama with a dark comedic tone.

Erica Tachoir

Producer attached to project

J.J. Bailey

Signed with Heroes and Villains Entertainment

Faisal Azam and Erica Velis

Signed with Zero Gravity Management

Amanda Bermudez

Signed with Gotham Group

Chase Kroll

Signed with managers at Kaplan / Perrone

Natasha Hall

Signed with Industry Entertainment

Kenlon Clark

Signed with Believeland Management

Leon Chills

Signed with a literary manager at Heroes and Villains Entertainment

Dominique Holmes

Signed with Heroes and Villains Entertainment

Odin Ozdil

Signed with Pollinate Entertainment