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Script Development Fund | 2023 | Winners & Top 5 Finalists

19 Dec 2023
We are thrilled to announce our Script Development Fund WINNERS & Top 5 FINALISTS!

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ShoreScripts
Dec 19, 2023

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It has been an honor to read the creative and imaginative entries for this year's Script Development Fund. The story ideas submitted were incredible in terms of the breadth and depth of concept and promise an amazing generation of new storytellers is on the cusp of entering the industry. 

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER | UNHIREABLE

by Tia Devlin

A recently widowed woman on the verge of turning fifty is being pushed out of the video production business by the new guard.

 

Tia will receive a $2,000 cash prize, plus 12 months of free of script development

 

2ND PLACE WINNER | TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED & BLACK

by Christy Smith-Sloman

Barrier-breaking playwright Lorraine Hansberry makes Broadway history while exploring her sexuality in bohemian 1960s Greenwich Village against a backdrop of repression, homophobia, and conventionality.

 

Christy will receive a $1,000 cash prize, plus 12 months of free script development

 

We will be supporting an even greater number of writers next year, by holding two seasons of the Fund in 2024. The new season opens on February 16th. 

 

Find out more about how the Script Development Fund can help you finish your screenplay