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Where Writers Come First. Period.

Our community is full of writers who share a love for the craft and a determination to launch their career. ScreenCraft is where passion leads to progress – where competition meets community – where writers come first. Period.

Our Story

ScreenCraft was launched back in 2012 to offer screenwriters something sorely needed in the writing community: support. We want to meet writers where they’re at, regardless of their experience level, to help them hone their skills through our educational content, connect them with fellow creatives through our networking events, and help them find representation through our competitions, as well as our talent discovery and development programs.

We know your talent — not money, contacts, or luck — is the key that will unlock the door to your successful screenwriting career, and we want to support you every step of the way.

10 Years of Serving Screenwriters

When it comes to screenwriting, it’s all about showing up – and that’s exactly what ScreenCraft does. You want to break in – we’re here to help you.

Talent Discovery Programs

Get your work in front of the biggest names in the industry through our genre and format-specific competitions, screenwriting fellowship, and film grant programs designed specifically to showcase your unique skills where they are the strongest.

Career Consulting

Breaking into the film industry is hard, especially without someone there to champion your work. Our Writer Development Team is here to advocate for our competition finalists, develop their material, and connect them with industry pros who want to take their careers to the next level.

Events

Get yourself out into the screenwriting community and start building your creative network. Join us at one of our virtual and in-person events, including panels with industry pros, our annual Writers Summit, and more.

Educational Resources

Want to learn more about the craft? We can help. Browse thousands of articles on our blog that break down virtually every screenwriting topic under the sun or download dozens of e-books and e-courses that guide you through the process of writing your script.

Our Team

Meet the people who’ve got your back. It doesn’t matter where you are on your writing journey, the ScreenCraft team is here to help you take your next step.

Cameron Pinches

Senior Development Executive

Cameron is from Melbourne, Australia and a graduate of UCLA's MFA Producers Program where he was the recipient of the Gilbert Cates Fellowship, awarded for artistic merit. Cameron’s industry experience includes roles at Focus Features, Searchlight Pictures, and ICM’s Independent Film Department where he worked on 100’s of independent feature projects and major film festivals including, Cannes, TIFF, Sundance, and SXSW, and Academy Award Best Picture Winner CODA (Apple+), which broke the all-time record for a sale out of Sundance in 2021.

Donnita Shaw

Junior Development Executive

Donnita previously worked at Fanthropology and NBC where she spent over seven years as a marketing media manager with deep insights into providing reasearch, strategy, and creative for clients like HBO Max, Amazon Studios, and Apple TV+.

Currently, she provides guidance to writers and teaches them about the entertainment industry. Her love of helping writers become stronger in their craft and learn how to navigate the industry is a genuine passion and fulfills her.

Jorge Gonzalez III

Sr. Brand Ops Manager

Jorge began his career as a creator, producer, and writer setting up several digital projects with companies like Cinetic and Nickelodeon. He transitioned into development working for a management/production company as a Creative Executive. He previously served as Director of Operations for The Tracking Board, Launch Pad, and most recently at Roadmap Writers.

Merry Grissom

Sr. Story Analyst

Merry has been working as a reader for production companies, studios, actors and screenplay competitions for more than 20 years. She is also an actress and director, as well as an award-winning writer and producer. She has read many thousands of screenplays, and has a profound love for people who understand apostrophes and the difference between discreet and discrete.

Micah Goldman

Sr. Story Analyst

Micah Goldman got his start as a production assistant for multiple seasons on the NBC show The Office. Later on, he wrote and executive produced a pilot presentation for Fox Television Studios, produced several independent horror films, and worked in television as a writers’ assistant. Currently, he works for Screencraft providing detailed screenplay and pilot notes for both established and up-and-coming writers.

ScreenCraft's Early Leadership Team

Cameron Cubbison

Before becoming a literary manager at Zero Gravity in 2019, Cameron co-founded ScreenCraft as an experienced reader, script consultant and screenwriter. As a studio reader and script consultant, he has provided notes on well over a thousand screenplays and books. A summa cum laude graduate of Emerson College with dual degrees in film production and film studies, Cameron also studied film at USC, UCLA, the New York Film Academy, and Chapman University. 

John Rhodes

John is an independent film producer with experience on many sides of the industry. He's the executive producer of the upcoming Netflix comedy Wedding Season. He worked for Open Road Films’ acquisition team, acquiring and releasing such films as The Grey starring Liam Neeson. John got his start in the industry as a development assistant and story editor at OddLot Entertainment, helping to develop such films as Academy Award-nominee Rabbit Hole, the Cannes award-winning Drive, and the sci-fi epic Ender’s Game.

Mark Stasenko

Mark met Cameron and John in 2014 after winning the ScreenCraft Fellowship. A few years later, he joined the ScreenCraft team as their head of operations, but left in 2021 to focus full-time on his writing career.

Mark's 2014 Fellowship win led directly to his signing with 3 Arts, and today, Mark writes and produces television for Netflix, Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, and Paramount+. He most recently produced and wrote on the Apple hit series WeCrashed.

Writer Development Team

Selected from thousands of submissions per competition, ScreenCraft finalists represent the crème de la crème of the emerging filmmaker writer community. Our Writer Development Team discovers and develops unique voices and material from a wide range of backgrounds and perspectives, while leveraging relationships within our network of hundreds of industry professionals in order to advance the careers of our alumni.

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