exclusive: Stanford Entertainment announced the winners of its 2022 “All Write Now!” TV script competition.
This year’s winners are Garrett Werner and Celine Foster, and Allison Oddman. They were selected through a multi-round blind judging process.
The annual competition, now in its 17th year, highlights Stanford alumni writers and connects them with showrunners, producers, agents and other industry figures.
Winners’ scripts will be read by industry leaders including Tracy Oliver (girls trip) and Raj Raghavan of ColorCreative, both graduates of Stanford University. Winners will also participate in a live reading organized by Stanford Entertainment.
They join previous Oscar-nominated winners hidden figure Scribe Allison Schroeder, Julia Meltzer, on her show yours, mine and paul In development by ABC, Danny Jacobs, actor/writer, recently starred in the latest season of american crime story.
Read the screenplays and winners below:
secret service Garrett Werner (half hour)
When he’s forced to protect the spoiled teenage son of a rowdy ex-president, a brilliant but headstrong secret agent realizes his dream job isn’t all it’s been made out to be.
play with bugs Celine Foster and Allison Oddman (one hour)
A wayward but inexperienced Spelman College senior fearing losing her scholarship, she uses her math prowess to advance in Atlanta’s violent underground numbers game of the 1940s.
Originally from Wisconsin, Werner worked as a writer, producer and actor during BuzzFeed’s heyday after giving up a heartbreaking career in finance.He’s a writer’s assistant for HBO Max hacker Currently a screenwriter assistant for ABC Abbott Elementary School His first writing episode on 211 will be released on January 4th. He is currently unrepresented.
Foster is a black writer living in the Detroit metropolis in Chicago. She specializes in writing stories that center on marginalized people and believes that preserving community stories is essential work. She just graduated from Stanford University, and her work has been recognized by institutions such as the Austin Film Festival. She is currently unrepresented.
Oddman is a South Florida-raised, Los Angeles-based filmmaker with a passion for bringing black experiences to screens of all sizes. Alison comes from a proud Jamaican family dedicated to celebrating through film and television the hybrid of cultures that dominate their daily lives. Oldman is currently unrepresented.
In the half-hour category, second place was Platonic Erin Buckley finished third Queer Bubble By Bobbie Birleffi. For one-hour categories: Mister Fantastic Luis Reyes McWilliams came in second, and game changer Third place went to Perry Chen.
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