Diverse Voices Competition and Lab strives to provide a contest that is purely focused on promoting and encouraging diverse voices in Hollywood. The contest encourages stories that are told from perspectives that are often underrepresented in Hollywood today. This includes writers of color, women writers, writers with disabilities, writers over 40, writers in the LGBTQ+ community, and any other voices and stories that are currently underrepresented in Hollywood.
Past winners have signed at Gotham Group, Heroes and Villains, and Industry Entertainment.
The Grand Prize Winner and the First Place Winner in each category will be flown to Los Angeles and put up in an iconic LA Hotel for a Diverse Voices Four Day Screenwriting Lab. The Lab will include hands-on development with industry executives, WeScreenplay staff, writers, and each other. It'll also include meetings with executives and managers about you, your writing career, and your projects in development.
Beyond that, the winners' work will be strategically sent to producers, agents, and managers with whom WeScreenplay has a relationship. All Finalists will be publicly recognized through our website and email lists.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $1,000 writing grant.