Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard

Stage 32 Diverse Springboard

Objective

In our ongoing mission to democratize the entertainment industry for all creatives around the world, Stage 32 is thrilled to announce our 2nd Annual Diversity Springboard Screenwriting Contest!

This year's winner will be personally mentored by NAACP Image Award-Winner Doug Atchison, the filmmaker behind critically acclaimed films including AKEELAH AND THE BEE and BRIAN BANKS!

Our Grand Prize Winner will be flown to Hollywood to meet with some of the most connected and successful executives in the business from companies including Warner Bros. TV, ViacomCBS, Circle of Confusion, Stutton St. Productions, Entertainment One, The Kaplan Stahler Agency, Gidden Media and more!

ALL Finalists will not only receive exposure to our incredible panel of judges, and will also have their titles and loglines featured in the Stage 32's industry Look Book which will be sent to over 500 executives and professionals who work directly with Stage 32. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Deadline Date Entry Fee Days till Deadline
Earlybird August 18, 2021 $59.50
Regular September 8, 2021 $69.50
Final September 29, 2021 $79.50 2

Notification: November 26, 2021: quarterfinalists announced; December 10, 2021: semifinalists announced; December 23, 2021: finalists announced; January 7, 2022: winners announced.

Rules

Please see website.

Awards

The Grand Prize Winner will be flown to LA and meet with your Judge and Mentor Board:
  • NAACP Image Award-winning Filmmaker, Doug Atchison (AKEELAH AND THE BEE, BRIAN BANKS)
  • Jonathan Harris, Vice President, Drama Development, Warner Bros. Television ("LOVECRAFT COUNTRY", "QUEEN SUGAR", "ALL AMERICAN")
  • Janean Jeffries, ViacomCBS ("SCHITT’S CREEK")
  • Becca Longrenn, Circle of Confusion (STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON)
  • Tara Joshi, Sutton St. Productions ("JANE THE VIRGIN", "GILMORE GIRLS")
  • Jalessa Jones, Entertainment One ("CRUEL SUMMER")
  • AE Jones, The Kaplan Stahler Agency (Client credits include "DEAR WHITE PEOPLE", "FRESH OFF THE BOAT")
  • Rachel Paulson, Actress-Director (GAY VS. STRAIGHT B*TCHES)
  • Chris Ceccotti, Gidden Media (BRIAN BANKS)

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Stage 32 Diverse Voices Springboard

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