Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Diverse Voices

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Los Angeles, CA 90017

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Contact: Sarah , Director of Contests

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Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Objective

Diverse Voices is a screenplay contest and lab that strives to encourage 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 that have historically been ignored by Hollywood.

The Grand Prize Winners will be flown to Los Angeles and put up in an iconic LA Hotel for a Diverse Voices Four-Day Screenwriting Lab. The Lab will include hands-on development with industry executives, WeScreenplay staff, writers, and each other. It’ll also include meetings with executives and managers about the writers, their career, and their projects in development..

Every entry gets free, written feedback!

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Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Early August 15, 2020 $59.99
Regular September 15, 2020 $69.99
Final October 15, 2020 $79.99 14

All entry fees include written feedback

Notification: Semifinalists – November 15th, 2020 – Top 20%. Finalists – December 15th, 2020 – Top 50. Winners – January 20th, 2021 – Top 3-4.

Rules

Please see https://www.wescreenplay.com/diverse-voices for full list of updated rules.

Awards

Past winners have signed with Heroes and Villains, Industry Entertainment, and Gotham Group! The contest has helped raise over $12,000 for non-profits.

JUDGING: Our judges are all industry-experienced gatekeepers. The final round of judging will be completed by the best readers, guest jurors, and at least one industry member. Judging will be based on all aspects that make stories great. Budget and marketability will not be considered for this contest.

JURY:

Joy Ganes
Joy is the President of Tracy Oliver's (GIRLS TRIP, FIRST WIVES CLUB) production company, Tracy Yvonne Productions, which is committed to championing diverse voices of all genres, across TV, film, and digital media.

Kesila Childers
Kesila is the Vice President of Development for Powderkeg, Paul Feig's (ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST, THE OFFICE) digital content company that aims to champion new voices with a commitment to female and LGBTQ creators and filmmakers of color.

Jess Burkle
Jess is a TV writer currently staffed on the CW show IN THE DARK -- and he happens to be blind himself.

Louisa Minghella
Louisa is a literary agent at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency in the UK who focuses on representing diverse talent.

The Grand Prize Winners will be invited for a Diverse Voices Lab in Los Angeles for hands on development with industry executives, WeScreenplay staff, writers, and each other.

Diverse Voices

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web:
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Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Sarah , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
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Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Sarah , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 37    
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Contest News

Diverse Voices Names Semifinalists

The Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition has announced 175 semifinalists from among an entry pool of more than 900 submissions. [Updated: 05/16/2017]

HollywoodIQ:
Interview with Diverse Voices Feature Screenplay Winner Lillian Wang

Lillian Wang was recently named the Feature Screenplay Winner of the 2016 Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition for her script P.O. Box 1142, a story inspired by true, historical events about a Jewish interrogator stationed in a U.S. Nazi POW camp who learns that she must extract information from the high-ranking Nazi responsible for the death of her parents. [Updated: 01/26/2017]

Diverse Voices Names Fall, 2016 Contest Winners

The Last Bookstore, by Brook Purdy and Colette Freedman, has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Fall, 2016 Diverse Voices Screenwriting Competition. Lillian Wang's P.O. BOX 1142 was the Feature Screenplay Winner, while Phoenix by Natasha M. Hall won the TV Category. The Short Screenplay category winner was In One Split Second by Chloe Owens. [Updated: 01/17/2017]

Diverse Voices Names Contest Finalists

Diverse Voices, presented by WeScreenplay and focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices and stories, has named their Screenplay Contest Finalists for 2016. [Updated: 06/15/2016]

WeScreenplay Announces Diverse Voices Semifinalists

WeScreenplay has announced the Semifinalists for their Diverse Voices Screenplay Competition, which raised $1,437 for the Books for Kids Foundation. [Updated: 05/17/2016]

Interviews

MovieBytes Interview:Screenwriter J J Hillard

An interview with screenwriter J J Hillard regarding the Diverse Voices Writing Competition. [Updated: 07/20/2016]

Diverse Voices presented by WeScreenplay

Contact

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Web:
Click here
Email:
support@wescreenplay.com

Contact: Sarah , Director of Contests

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.7/5.0)
Professionalism: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Feedback: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (3.8/5.0)
Signficance: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Report Cards: 37    
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