to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and
encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood.
The winners receive 3 months of screenplay development before
getting exposure to the industry. Past winners have signed with
Hollywood Literary Management Companies and optioned their
projects to producers.
The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives
that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today — according to
the WGA diversity report that is writers of color, women writers,
and writers over the age of 40. We’d also love to see stories from
the perspective of writers with disabilities, writers in the
LGBTQ+ community, and any other voice that is currently
underrepresented in Hollywood today.
two years, Diverse
raised $10,000 for charity and we're looking to increase the
support in 2018.
Daniela is a manager at Circle of Confusion, which
is best known for producing the mega-hit THE
WALKING DEAD. Clients have also worked on features like GET
OUT and SPIDERMAN as well as TV hits like GAME
OF THRONES and BLACK-ISH.
Santa Sierra is a TV writer who is working on some
of the coolest shows on television, including NARCOS as
well as the upcoming new Kurt Sutter SONS
OF ANARCHY spinoff MAYANS MC.
Jermaine Johnson is an executive at Zero Gravity
Management, whose clients have worked on features likePULP
television shows likeSTRANGER THINGS and AMERICAN
Jewerl Ross, Manager of Silent R Management,
has clients who have written Academy Award-winning MOONLIGHT and
the mega-hit Pixar film COCO.
Meet the Beneficiary
Founded by Ava DuVernay, Array is an independent
film distribution and resource collective comprised of artist
advocacy organizations, maverick volunteers, and rebel member
donors worldwide. Their work is dedicated to the amplification of
independent films by people of color and women filmmakers globally.