Diverse Voices Springboard Program

In Stage 32’s ongoing mission to discover new talent, they are thrilled to announce their First Annual Diverse Voices Springboard Program, a new program intended to highlight creatives from underrepresented background and underrepresented stories.

Ten undiscovered writers from around the world will be chosen to be showcased to industry professionals using Stage 32’s online platform. Judges and the Mentor Board for the program include Lee Daniels Entertainment, E. Brian Dobbins (Executive Producer, BLACK-ISH), Nelson Cole (Energy Entertainment), Natalie Qasabian (Producer, SEARCHING), Austin Harris (Disney/ABC Television Group), Chanlamar Cary (NBCUniversal Television Group), Krista Sipp and Devon Byers (First Friday Entertainment), Jalessa Jones (MetaMorphic Entertainment), Courtney J. Miller (Producer, SAINTS AND SINNERS), and Megan Culberson (Alta Global Media).

The goal of the Search for Diverse Voices Springboard is to provide opportunity for writers who have traditionally not had a voice in the industry. Stage 32 will find and amplify ten writers from diverse backgrounds and the most interesting projects from passionate storytellers. The Mentor Board will meet one-on-one with the winning writer to provide support and Stage 32 will grant ten writers the opportunity to showcase their work to its global community of over five hundred decision-makers. Since 2011, Stage 32 has helped over five hundred writers find representation and work in film, television, and new media.

Writers can submit both feature film and television scripts for consideration. Interested creatives can visit Stage 32’s Diverse Voices Springboard registration portal here.


Final Deadline – Wednesday, Oct 14 – 11:59 PM PDT
Submission fee: $79.50

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