Created in 2018, the WGC Diversity Script of the Month initiative is designed to help emerging screenwriter members from diverse backgrounds move forward in their careers. Our second round of submissions closed at the end of November, and we will begin announcing our next group of Diversity Script of the Month recipients shortly. In the meantime, here's a recap of the 2018 writers and their scripts selected for the program:
July: Nadiya Chettiar, current Executive Story Editor on CBS sitcom Life in Pieces, for her half-hour comedy Love Marriage.
August: Ryan Spencer, a writer on Boat Rocker's tween drama The Next Step, for his one-hour drama, Westlake High.
September: Jagjiwan Sohal, who's written for kids series Dino Dana, Addison and Nina's World, for his half-hour comedy Seven Deadly Singhs.
October: Nile Seguin, who has made his name as a comedian, for his one-hour drama Deep Water.
November: Gillian Muller, whose writing credits includes Travelers, for her one-hour drama The Blue Division.
March: Sabrina Sherif, with writing credits on upcoming Netflix sci-fi series Another Life, for her supernatural drama script, Something Wicked.
April: Thomas Conway, with credits on Odd Squad and Endlings, for his comedic grand space opera, Illegal Alien.
May: Hiro Kanagawa, whose writing credits include Da Vinci City Hall and Blackstone, for his gritty feature film script The Day Player.
June: Sara Beth Edwards, whose first feature film Fall Back Down is in post-production, for her one-hour drama impregnation.
July: Carmine Pierre-DuFour, currently a story editor on upcoming drama Transplant, for her one-hour drama Privileged.
August: Ethan Banville for his one-hour drama Lady Luciano
September: Richard Young and Vas Saranga for their half-hour comedy Kandu Attitude
November: Brier Sanderson for her feature film script One Night
Congratulations to all!