Announcing The 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Recipients

By June 22, 2018Blog, Contests, Featured, Fellowship

We’re excited to announce the recipients of the 5th annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship. The program is designed to advance the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing mentorship and introductions to key entertainment executives and talent representatives. Past ScreenCraft Fellowship winners have optioned their projects with studios and signed with top Hollywood representatives at United Talent Agency, CAA, WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Paradigm Talent Agency, ICM, Bellevue Productions and more.

Selected from over 2,100 applicants worldwide who submitted features and pilots, the ScreenCraft Fellowship includes lodging at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, round-trip travel to Los Angeles for a week of meetings, mentorship and personal introductions to major studio executives, literary agents, managers and top film and TV producers.

Nearly all ScreenCraft Fellowship winners have gone on to receive offers for representation from top literary managers, and many past recipients have sold their projects to studios and been hired for open screenwriting assignments. We are excited to see these talented writers take the next step in their emerging careers. (Watch Panel: How the ScreenCraft Fellowship Helps Screenwriters)

This year, the recipients will be meeting with executives at five major studios:

  • Cate Adams, Development Executive at Warner Brothers, the studio behind such films as Inception, Creed and Wonder Woman and television series The Big Bang Theory and Westworld.
  • Jonathan Wu, Development Executive at Fox, the studio behind such films as Deadpool and Logan and such television shows Empire and The Simpsons.
  • Mika Pryce, Development Executive at NBC Universal, the studio behind such films as Jurassic World and Get Out and television series This Is Us and Law & Order.
  • Steven Douglas-Craig, Development Executive at Sony Pictures, the studio behind such films as Skyfall and Men In Black and television series Breaking Bad and The Goldbergs.
  • Kyle Benn, Development Executive at Lionsgate, the studio behind such films as La La Land and The Hunger Games and television series Mad Men and Nashville.
  • Lawrence Grey, film and television producer of Last Vegas (Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas), horror blockbuster Lights Out and Hope Springs (Meryl Streep, Tommy Lee Jones, Steve Carrell).

Without further ado, the recipients are:

Brock Newell, feature screenplay Ravenous
Davia Carter, drama pilot Double Time Dames
Georgina Love, feature screenplay Pig

In Ravenous, a fresh take on the cabin in the woods horror genre, Jake Sanders invites his new girlfriend, Miri, on a camping trip with all of his friends only to realize she is a cannibal who intends to kill all of them. Masterfully wielding the horror genre conventions, Ravenous is a story of love, acceptance, honesty and friendship at its core.

Double Time Dames, a one-hour drama set in the jazz age, tells the story of a brilliant female trumpeter who sheds her life of abusive men and attempts to start an all-female band as an Italian mob tries to stake their claim in her town. The lead, Jo, is a beautifully drawn character, whose sense or purpose, motivation, and morality are an absolute pleasure to watch.

Pig, a moving sci-fi feature, follows an experimental scientist as he raises a sentient pig as a mirror image of his terminally ill son, but when the pig learns his “father’s” plans have a sinister bent, he fights to resist the inevitable. With deep characters and an impeccable pathos, the writer pushes the story beyond its original concept to pluck at your heartstrings.

The runners-up of the 5th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship reflect a distinctive slate of genres and voices. This year’s talented finalists are listed alphabetically by author.

The other finalists are:

Balance by Edward Klau

Bandits, Bullets and a Whole Lotta Bad! by Phillip Rogers

Behind You by Olney Atwell

Dark Horizons by Carlo Carere & Erin Carere

Escort Boot Camp by Gary Sharp

Get it Together by Matthew Ryan

Gramercy Park by Toni Ann Johnson

Hard Dead Nazi Dick by William Luke Schreiber & Emily Winter

Iron Maiden by Travis Opgenorth

Kids of the Black Hole by Nate O’Mahoney

Lineage by Kathy Patterson

No Show by Dennis Baxter

Outmoder by Azhur Saleem

Plan B by Paige Gresty

Ravenous by Brock Newell

Relentless by Jay Fisher

Single-Sex by Claire Bostrom

Six Letter Word by Lisanne Sartor

The American by Vanessa Carmichael

The Divinity Cycle by Nelson Downend

The G.O.A.T. by Sid Grey

The Heart of a Tiger by SreyRam Kuy

The Last Days of Last by João Figueiredo

Stay tuned for the details of Fellowship Week here and on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

The 6th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will open for applications in September.


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