Screenwriters of underrepresented backgrounds will have the chance to win mentorship meetings with our diverse lineup of industry pros. This mentorship will occur in the fall of 2020 via Skype or other forms of video conference. The purpose of the Diversity Mentorship contest is to impart knowledge on our grand prize winner through the advice and expertise of professionals in film & television industry in a time when diverse voices in media are sought after. Entrants can reside in any country in the world.

The Grand Prize winner of the Diversity Screenwriting contest will win one on one mentorship meetings with industry pros.

Mentors include:
Screenwriting Diversity Mentors

Raymond Arturo Perez, writer, Netflix's "Selena: The Series"
Victoria Bachan, Authentic Literary & Talent Management
Crystal Jenkins, co-producer/writer, "Grown-ish"

Mentors are subject to change

Please see our general rules & guidelines for all contests before submitting:

Specific Rules Pertaining to this Contest:

Screenwriters must submit original screenplay of a short, feature or tv episode.

There are no limitations on the number of pages.

No genre restrictions.

Our judges will be looking at all aspects of the story to include pacing, structure, organization, etc.

Must be of an underrepresented demographic within the entertainment industry.

Overall Rating
  • I was SO happy and honored that my script placed in top 4, and then to find out that I won an opportunity to speak with a Mentor from Sony TV Development was just AMAZING!!! I can't thank Film Empire enough for the opportunity!

    October 2018