Women’s History Month’s Scriptwriter Showdown – Who Are The Contestants?

  • Ivy Liu 
Contestants of the Women's History Edition's Scriptwriter Showdown

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re thrilled to announce that the Scriptwriter Showdown Women’s History Month Edition will be held on March 19th at 11 a.m. The event will feature 8 incredible female screenwriters. Part of Filmocracy’s mission is to shine a light on the underrepresented throughout the film industry and we couldn’t think of a better opportunity to provide a platform for these women to showcase their scriptwriting talents. We have found an extraordinary group of women from a wide array of backgrounds.

We are proud to introduce these eight screenwriters for our upcoming event! Learn more below!

Diana Aydin

Aydin is a screenwriter, comedy writer and journalist based in New York. She is a recent recipient of the Sesame Workshop Writers Room fellowship and has trained at The Second City, UCB and NYU. She frequently writes comedies featuring lovable, oddball characters inspired by her Syriac American family and upbringing.

Jeri Jeannine Marshall

Marshall is an actress, writer, and graduate of The Harold Ramis Film School at Second City in Chicago – the only school dedicated entirely to comedic storytelling. Her actor training helped bridge the gap into comedy writing. Jeri is a recipient of the NBC+HRFS Emerging Voices Scholarship. Her adult animated pilot GUMBO placed as a Quarterfinalist in the 2021 Austin Film Festival.

Marjory E. Leposky

Leposky is a filmmaker and children’s chapter book author with more than 10 years of production experience on a broad spectrum of projects that include TV commercials, music videos for local artists, and feature film productions. Marjory earned degrees in television and media production from Miami Dade College formally Miami-Dade Community College and Florida State University.

Danielle Evenson

Evenson has staffed on The New Adventures of Old Christine, Noggin’s Tales From The Playground, the PBS digital hit Frankenstein MD, and the 2018 CBS Diversity Sketch Comedy Showcase. She has developed with Fullscreen, Audible, Endless Entertainment/NBC, and Gotham (Audio) Project Market; and sold a short-form series to Disney. She is fresh off her successful True Crime parody podcast Unsolved Death Murder Crimes and romcom podcast, The Kiss for Meet Cute both with her partner Heather Huntington. They’re currently in production on the podcast Up A River with Aural Stories and a series of TV movies with Reel One.

Vyky Saiz

The daughter of a Dominican and Uruguayan, Saiz has traveled extensively and started her career in the classroom. She always valued the opportunity to shift perspectives: her own, those of her high school students, and, eventually through film, those of whole generations. Saiz is in training as a director at Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts. Her deadpan, laser focus often misconstrues her deep love for people and community.

Shannon Fewster

Fewster created Lady Ada’s Secret Society with the motivation to encourage teen girls in computer science by giving them comedic role models of girls who code, invent and make mischief. Lady Ada’s Secret Society was the 2018 winner of the Cayle Chernin Award for Media Production, is funded by Ontario Creates and Shaw Rocket Fund releasing Spring 2022.

Leandra Terrazzano:

Terrazzano is a writer and actress hailing from Montreal, Quebec Canada. Leandra currently has her first feature film optioned with Viola Films in Italy, and has written across genres, from an hour-long family mobster series to a Christmas murder comedy caper feature. Leandra is passionate about telling unique, female centered stories but no matter the form of expression, communing and connecting with others via storytelling is her driving force.

Quantieshia Brown: 

Brown is a screenplay writer, director, production manager, and now she can call herself a DP since she just started DP’ing her own films. She owns DRIP Productions and she loves everything film. The very first film she directed has won 3 awards. The script she entered as a sample has won 5 awards, 2 semi finalist, and 1 quarter-finalist.

Cheer on the writers, enjoy the spontaneous creativity, and watch as a short script comes to life. You can check it out on March 19th at 11am PST!

RSVP here!

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