Talent Discovery Programs

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Talent Discovery Programs
  • Nicholl Fellowships Sr. Manager, Joan Wai

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    As the Senior Manager of the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, Joan Wai oversees all aspects of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ international amateur screenwriting competition. She has worked with the...

  • What the HUMANITAS Prize is Doing for Writers

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Abigail Boland joined HUMANITAS with a diverse non-profit background and focus on giving back. Under the direction of Executive Director Cathleen Young, Abigail works to develop programs that honor film and television writers who...

  • Steven DeBose, Director of Austin Film Festival's Screenwriting Competition

    This video was filmed at the 2019 ScreenCraft Summit in Atlanta.

    Steven DeBose is a screenwriter from Austin, TX who has written across many formats including the web, shorts, teleplays and feature screenplays. As Screenplay Competition Director at the Austin Film Festival, he facilitates the ...

  • Carole Kirschner, CBS Diversity Writers Program

    Carole Kirschner is an entertainment career coach and the Director of the WGA Showrunner Training Program, CBS Diversity Writers Program. Formerly she served as the head of Amblin Television.

  • Rebecca Windsor, Warner Bros.

    Rebecca Windsor is the Director of the Warner Bros. Television Workshop, helping to find and cultivate new emerging voices to develop TV and digital series.

  • Katie Buckland, Executive Director

    The Writers Guild Foundation is the premier resource for emerging writers and movie and TV lovers in Hollywood. Boasting a busy calendar of high-value events and a vast, seemingly bottomless toolbox for writers, the Foundation is unmatched in its mission to promote and preserve the craft, history...

  • Larry Laboe, Producer / Executive Director

    Larry serves as Co-Founder and Executive Director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), an organization committed to highlighting emerging filmmakers worldwide. He’s a member of the Producers Guild of America (PGA) and a Faculty Member at the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI).

    Additionally, L...

  • Emerlynn Lampitoc, Director, Global Talent Development & Inclusion

    Launched in 2017, Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) leads the Studio's inclusion and diversity efforts. Under the leadership of Universal Pictures Chairman Donna Langley, GTDI works closely with Universal Filmed Entertainment Group's Production and Human Resources teams to identify an...

  • Max Timm, Director of Education and Outreach, ISA

    Max Timm spearheads the mission of bringing ISA writers closer to the ISA Industry Professionals. With a concentration on creative customer service and support, Max is playing a hands-on role of helping writers bridge the gaps in their careers. Besides being a consultant, screenwriting instructor...

  • Joey Tuccio, Roadmap Writers

    Joey Tuccio is the founder and CEO of Roadmap Writers, an organization dedicated to helping writers hone their craft and make career-launching connections.

  • Jorge Gonzalez, The Tracking Board

    Jorge Gonzalez is the Director of Operations at The Tracking Board, whose screenplay competitions have resulted in over 64 writers being signed in the last 18 months, and more than 24 projects set up for development.

  • Matt Dy, Austin Film Festival

    Matt Dy is the Austin Film Festival's Screenplay & Teleplay Competition Director.