WE ARE THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE OUR WINNERS AND TOP 5 FINALISTS!
It has been an honor to read the creative and imaginative entries for this year’s Script Development Fund. The story ideas submitted were incredible in terms of the breadth and depth of concept and promise an amazing generation of new storytellers is on the cusp of entering the industry.
Our Script Development Fund doesn’t end with the competition. We are humbled and thrilled to now support our two Winners as they write their screenplays in the coming year.
This is only the beginning.
For full details of what happens next, check out our Script Development Fund post-contest timeline.
We will be supporting an even greater number of writers next year, by holding two seasons of the Fund in 2024. The new season opens on February 16th. Find out more about how the Script Development Fund can help you finish your screenplay.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER - UNHIREABLE (AWARDED $2,000 CASH GRANT)
written by TIA DEVLIN
A recently widowed woman on the verge of turning fifty is being pushed out of the video production business by the new guard.
SECOND PLACE WINNER - TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK; THE LORRAINE HANSBERRY STORY (AWARDED A $1,000 CASH PRIZE)
written by CHRISTY SMITH-SLOMAN
TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK; THE LORRAINE HANSBERRY STORY
Barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry makes Broadway history while exploring her sexuality in bohemian 1960s Greenwich Village against a backdrop of repression, homophobia, and conventionality.
OUR TOP 5
In addition to our two Winners, we would like to congratulate our Top 5 Finalists.
FOULE BLOOD by Lynette Willoughby
MAKING WAVES by Michelle Claase
MIASMA by Zoe Bullock
RESET by Kim Taylor
THE TOY COLLECTOR by Michael Clifton & Michael Endara
Our Top 5 Finalists will receive feedback on their scripts from our team along with free membership to our alumni Screenwriters’ private Facebook Group.
OUR TOP 15 FINALISTS
(in alphabetical order)