Submit a sample: 20 pages from either a screenplay, TV pilot or play that fits the event focus (genre or theme) with a max of 3-5 characters highlighted for review. If your story is selected, you will receive a virtual live read with experienced actors and feedback back from an Industry Guest Mentor at the next scheduled cycle.
Season Two continues with a Pride Celebration Monologue Slam and mini party.
We are currently accepting loglines, headshots and resumes from writers, directors, actors/actresses.
Kia T. Barbee is an avid storyteller and WGA member. Other notable producing credits include the award-winning short film “Taharuki” (dir Ekwa Msangi “Farewell Amor – Spirit Award Winner”).
As a playwright, Kia was commissioned by Jeff Daniel’s Purple Rose Theater Company to write a short play which was showcased in a virtual anthology reading series this past February. Her latest play Roommates was showcased at Naked Angels Theater in New York City 1st Monday.
Additionally, Two of her TV pilots have placed in Austin Film Festival’s AMC One Hour Teleplay competition and New York Film & Stages Filmmaker Workshop as a finalist.
Kia also consults screenwriters to strengthen story structure, character development and dialogue.
Deborah is a writer-director - producer whose work in film and television began as a Development Executive for Sanford-Pillsbury Productions (Desperately Seeking Susan, River's Edge, How to Make an American Quilt). Deborah's Urbanworld Film Festival, Best Screenplay win for her darkly provocative family drama Cherry's launched her filmmaking path. She has written for Emmy-winning and Independent Spirit Award nominated Producers, and for shows like the cult favorite horror anthology series "Tales from The Cryptkeeper." She is a Film Independent and IFP lab fellow, best known for her daylight horror fable Vampires in Venice, and her action-drama, The Pastor. Deborah is a Sundance Collab advisor and screenwriting professor at Brooklyn College, and newly minted co-creator, writer of the noir-crime-thriller series "Hot Freeze" with Canadian Producers, Nomadic (Van Helsing, Hell on Wheels, Fargo).