Winning the UCLA Screenwriting Contest – 2018

2018 has been off to an incredible start. The announcement went out in the Contenders issue of Variety on January 5th, that my script, The Baltimore School of Charm, won first place.

I worked on this script for so long and for it to have won when it did, when the momentum for women to break through in Hollywood is gaining speed, when the #MeToo voices are being heard, when organizations like #TimesUP are being formed… I am beyond honored that this story is being given a voice.

If you notice, all three of the top feature writer winners are women.

Now that is something. Here’s to the next step in the journey. Writing is a process and takes time, but sometimes, it’s good to savor the victories too.