Announcing the 7th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Recipients

by Tom Dever on July 8, 2020

We're excited to announce the recipients of the 7th 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, APA, 3 Arts Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Brillstein Entertainment Partners, Casarotto Ramsay, Paradigm Talent Agency, ICM, Bellevue Productions, Fourthwall, Think Tank Management and more.

Selected from roughly 3,000 applicants worldwide who submitted features and pilots, the ScreenCraft Fellowship includes 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.

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.

Without further ado, the recipients are:

Lauren Conn, with her drama pilot Who Put Bella in the Wych Elm

Lukas Hassel, with his feature screenplay Girls on the Run

Tevin Knight, with his drama pilot Squad


Born and raised in Los Angeles, Lauren Conn, graduated from LMU and is pursuing her career in television. Inspired by the determination of her immigrant parents, Lauren has always responded to underdog stories within the confines of a genre aesthetic. Her powerful sample displays a tremendous command of mood and tone.

Originally from Denmark, Lukas Hassel studied at Trinity College in Dublin before being cosmically drawn to New York, where he currently lives. After a career as an actor, Lukas has shifted his focus to writing. His incredible, deep character work makes his writing versatile across multiple genres.

After experiencing a traumatic robbery as a child, Tevin Knight and his mother relocated to a new home conveniently across the street from a movie theater. Tevin spent his childhood watching the end credits of films, wondering who all the names were, and how he could get his own on the screen. Inspired by the impact of childhood, Tevin's writing eloquently captures the sweetness and urgency of youth.

The applicants for the 7th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship reflect a distinctive range of genres and voices. In addition to the recipients above, the ScreenCraft team would like to give special recognition to the following talented finalists:

Mithra Alavi

Jalmer Caceres & Omar Kamara

Nathaniel Edwards & Matthew Van Sliger

Tony Merkurii & Jade Widger

Denise Meyers

Javier Tessari

Seth Yergin

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

The 8th Annual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship will open for applications in October. Click here to subscribe for opening and deadline updates.

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