Congratulations to these ScreenCraft screenwriters! 

Every year dozens of talented writers find Hollywood career moment via ScreenCraft’s educational programs, writing competitions, fellowships and events. Want to see your name on this list? See our upcoming deadlines for programs and competitions here. Check out our list of recent success stories here:

Matthew Ryan

After winning the 2017 ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest, Matthew received many requests from industry professionals. “Thanks to ScreenCraft, I made contact with a producer who got my screenplay into the right hands. I now have an attachment agreement in place for it with a hugely talented director/producer and we’re currently developing the script towards production.” – Matthew Ryan

 

Joshua Bartolome

ScreenCraft Horror Contest Finalist Joshua Bartolome has signed a shopping agreement with producer Shannon Pierce of 4th Dimension for his project The Crossing, via an introduction by the ScreenCraft team. 4th Dimension is a literary management and production company expanding into original content. Congrats to Josh!

 

Erica Tachoir

Erica Tachoir signed with a literary manager at MXN Entertainment through an introduction by ScreenCraft. Erica’s screenplay “Scattering Jake” placed as a semi-finalist in three ScreenCraft competitions, including the 2017 ScreenCraft Screenwriters Residency Program, the 2017 ScreenCraft Drama Screenplay Competition, and the 2018 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship.

 

Peyton McDavitt

Screenwriter Peyton McDavitt, runner-up winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest, just signed with manager Sydney Blanke at Fourth Wall Management an entertainment management company that represents actors, writers, directors, and filmmakers across all media. Congrats Peyton!

 

Rhonda Baraka

Television writer-director Rhonda Baraka signed with her manager at Heroes and Villains after meeting her manager at the 2018 #ScreenCraft Writers Summit in Atlanta. The ScreenCraft Writers Summit brings together emerging writers and industry professionals so that relationships like this can be made. Congrats to Rhonda!

 

Ryan W. Smith

ScreenCraft Fellowship winner Ryan W. Smith went on to co-write a film that just sold to Netflix for a reported $30 million at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival!

Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann

Colin Dalvit & Andrew Lahmann won the ScreenCraft Action & Thriller Screenplay Contest in 2016, and they were recently discovered via Coverfly and signed by literary manager Josh Dove at Intellectual Property Group who discovered and read their script The Timbermen. Intellectual Property Group is the literary management company behind such clients as Oscar-winner Paul Haggis (Crash and Million Dollar Baby) and Dennis Lehane (writer of cinematically adapted novels including Mystic River, Shutter Island and Gone Baby Gone).

Ellen Winburn

ScreenCraft’s 2017 Family-Friendly Screenplay Contest semifinalist Ellen Winburn signed a paid shopping agreement with HG5 Entertainment for her feature The Least of These through an introduction made by Coverfly. Inspired by the true experiences of her son, The Least of These follows a teenager with cerebral palsy who dreams of having a girlfriend and forms an unlikely friendship with a troubled girl with a difficult home life.

Nick Watson

Nick was a ScreenCraft Pilot Launch semifinalist in 2014, and subsequently signed with literary agent by Manal Hammad at Abrams Artists Agency. He has since written for Hasbro Studios’ “Littlest Pet Shop: A World of Our Own,” and most recently on Season 2 of TBS’ animated comedy series “Final Space.”

Anna Klassen

Anna Klassen was the winner of the 2017 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and subsequently signed with her manager at Plattform and with an agent at WME, her screenplay was recently voted onto 2017’s The Black List! Also, she was just hired by a major company to write a film adaptation (right now her manager has asked us to keep it confidential, but we’ll be able to share details about it soon)!

John Griffin 

After winning a full scholarship to ScreenCraft’s Screenwriters Residency Program in The Bahamas in 2015, John Griffin went on to sell his spec screenplay ‘Crater’ to Fox Studios! And he’s now represented by WME agency!

T.A. Snyder

Recipient of the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, TA Snyder subsequently signed with literary management company Echo Lake where he has film and TV projects in active development! His pilot “Dead Men” was recently acquired by Endgame Entertainment!

Mark Stasenko

Winner of the 2015 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Mark signed with multiple agents at United Talent Agency and a manager at 3 Arts Entertainment whom he was introduced to by ScreenCraft staff.  Now he has projects in active development and he’s currently being considered by major networks and studios. In the fall of 2017 he sold a TV pilot to a studio and he got hired as a staff screenwriter on the Peabody Award-winning Netflix series American Vandal for their upcoming second season!

Amanda Parham

Recipient of the 2014 ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Amanda subsequently signed with a manager at Anonymous Content and an agent at Paradigm Talent Agency! Her TV pilot is in development with top producers (TBA).

Robert Haffey

Recipient of the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship, Rob subsequently signed with an agent at ICM Partners!

Alex Greenfield & Ben Powell

The writing team winners of the 3rd annual ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Contest signed with a literary manager at Zero Gravity Management! They’ve been hired to write a franchise sequel (TBA)!

Aaron Steven

After winning 2nd place in the 2014 ScreenCraft Action/Thriller Screenplay Contest, Aaron signed with a manager at Kaplan/Perrone where he has 2 film scripts in active development!

Katiedid Langrock 

Winner of ScreenCraft’s Comedy Screenplay Contest, Katiedid was hired to write a Netflix Original Series!

Daniel Hanna

Runner-up winner of the 2013 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest, Dan signed with a manager at Kaplan/Perrone! And most recently he signed with an agent at The Gersh Agency. He has projects in active development at various production companies.

Rowan Wheeler

Our 2015 Pilot Launch TV Script Contest winner Rowan Wheeler has recently signed at United Talent Agency, one of Hollywood’s top agency’s with clients including Johnny Depp, William Petersen, Joan Cusack, Jennifer Jason Leigh and many more actors, writers and directors!

Jared Frieder

Jared’s screenplay “Three Months” won the 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Script Contest grand prize, and almost exactly one month later he was selected as the Comedy category winner for the Austin Screenplay Competition! Jared has projects in active development with his manager and agent.

Peter McCoubrey

Peter’s screenplay “The Grey Matter” was a Top Ten Finalist in the 2015 ScreenCraft Horror Script Contest, leading him to sign with a literary manager at 3Arts Entertainment! 

Sarah Hopkins

After winning ScreenCraft’s 2015 Action-Thriller Screenplay Contest, Sarah had a call with literary manager Jeff Portnoy at Bellevue Productions, and after 6 months of development conversations about her project, Jeff offered to represent her. Congrats to Sarah for signing with with a great manager at Bellevue Productions!

Samuel Laskey

Samuel’s spec script “The Fake” was announced as the 2016 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest Winner. Samuel and the script are now represented by Circle of Confusion, one of the premier management and production companies in Hollywood.

Jeff Bower

Jeff’s spec script “Halycon Falls” won the 2015 ScreenCraft Pilot TV Script Contest. He is now represented by Abrams Artists.

Dani Bailes

ScreenCraft winner Dani Bailes signed with Echo Lake Entertainment, the management company behind such notable Hollywood clients as Mark Hamill, Dakota Fanning and Naomi Scott! Dani was the winner of ScreenCraft’s 2015 Short Film Production Fund along with her producing partner Alexis Korycinski.

David Aslan

David’s spec script “Not a Chance in Hell” was announced as the 2016 ScreenCraft Comedy Screenplay Contest Runner-Up. David and the script are now represented by Circle of Confusion, one of the premier management and production companies in Hollywood.

Alexis Korycinski

ScreenCraft winner Alexis Korycinski signed with CAA (Creative Artists Agency)! Alexis was the winner of the 2015 ScreenCraft Short Film Production Fund along with her writing partner Dani Bailes!

Lindsay Golder

Lindsay Golder is a 2014 ScreenCraft Comedy Contest finalist, a 2nd Annual ScreenCraft Fellowship finalist, a 2014 ScreenCraft Pilot Launch Contest semifinalist, and a 2015 Pilot Launch winner for her web series pilot Celebration. She is now represented by manager Jamie Wager at Capital Creations, represented at CAA, and currently staffed on the hit Fox sitcom The Mick. Recently, she penned an editorial for Entertainment Weekly: ew.com/tv/2017/02/14/the-mick-blog-recap-the-mess/.

Patrick Biesemans

Patrick Biesemans optioned his screenplay The Beautiful Country to Orb Media Group and is attached to direct after he won ScreenCraft’s 2016 China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship.

Evan McNamara

Evan McNamara placed as a top 5 finalist in ScreenCraft’s 2017 Sci-Fi Screenplay Contest and then signed with manager Stephan Dubreuil of Woolf+Lapin, an international agency that represents talents in fields of motion picture, television, and digital.

Michael Thai

Michael Ty was the winner of ScreenCraft’s 2017 Orb Media China-Hollywood Screenwriting Fellowship and signed with a manager at Bellevue Productions!

Chris Osborn 

Chris Osborn won a $10,000 grant from the ScreenCraft Film Fund for his short film True Blue which he wrote, produced and directed. It went on to be accepted to numerous festivals around the world (including New Orleans, Maryland and Atlantic City) and won the Audience Award at Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2017!

Nancy Duff 

Screenwriter Nancy Duff won the ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship and subsequently was selected for the Meryl Streep-backed Writers Lab for Women, as well as the Universal Pictures Global Talent Development & Inclusion program! We look forward to seeing what this woman does next!