The Appeal

Drama • Feature • 125 pages

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Yoav Potash is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, best known as the producer/director of the Sundance premiere documentary “Crime After Crime,” which is also the basis for his award-winning screenplay "The Appeal." His screenplay for "The Appeal" has earned recognition (quarter-finalist or above) in eight major screenplay competitions, including the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. His documentary "Crime After Crime," now streaming on Amazon Prime, was a New York Times Critics’ Pick and winner of 25 honors, including a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award, and six audience awards. The film had a national primetime broadcast on the Oprah Winfrey Network, and it helped spark movements to change domestic violence law in multiple US states. Yoav also directed the San Francisco IndieFest Jury Prize-winner “Food Stamped,” which was nationally broadcast on Pivot, Participant Media’s cable/satellite network. Yoav has written for The Wall Street Journal, NPR-affiliate KQED, The Wrap, and other outlets. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he received the university’s top prize in creative writing.


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