SU Alumni Successes

Over 500 ScreenwritingU Alumni (SU Alumni) have made a screenwriting deal – option, sale, writing assignment, or representation.  To be in the SU Alumni, a writer must complete either the ProSeries or the Binge Worthy TV program.

Here are some of their recent screenwriting deals:

ScreenwritingU Alum Rolando Viñas (ProSeries 64, MSC 11) lands deal to write a feature screenplay based on the material producer Alex Cohen had purchased from the previous writer. Rolando submitted his MSC 11 script, “The Baggage Thief,” to the producer during the last phase of the class. Because of the quality of the script, the
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ScreenwritingU Alum Ferdinand Gernandt (ProSeries 41, MSC 8) has gained representation with MakeLa Production Management / Elysian Management. Ferdinand implemented a strategy taught in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program for getting access to management and production companies. From that, he has landed multiple paid writing assignments. He is also famous for getting over 100 script
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ScreenwritingU Alum Lisa Hepner has TWO Christmas romance movies streaming on Roku this Christmas! A Christmas Wish in Hudson and Christmas Lover's Anonymous. She also just optioned a Christmas Limited series and another Christmas romance for 2022. After working with the producer/director on my first Christmas movie, Christmas Wish in Hudson, they hired me to
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ScreenwritingU Alum David Chai (Pro Series, MSC, Binge Worthy TV™) wrote, produced, directed, and served as showrunner for his TV series, A GOOD COP for NTD Television. After making a short film last year that was broadcast on the network NTD Television, David was asked to pitch them a series, which they liked and greenlit.
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ScreenwritingU Alum Richard Willett has been hired by Producer Alex Azmi to co-author a screenplay based on his story of a day in the life of an immigrant woman who runs a hot dog stand. Producer Alex Azmi read his short script THE GAZEBO. After a conversation, Richard was hired! Richard stated, "The producer seemed
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ScreenwritingU Alum A.J. Ferrara (ProSeries 18) has been hired by Little Studio Film to create a TV Series. L'America is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Joseph Orazi. Producer Alexia Melocchi reached out to A.J. about taking on the project. After reading the book, A.J. met with Joseph Orazi to share
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ScreenwritingU Alum Kathryn Dahlstrom (ProSeries 19) was hired by Producer Mark Cramer to rewrite the script for the family comedy Magic Max. Mark Cramer was approached by Producer Gabrielle Evans Fields and Director James D. Fields of Silver Lining Pictures to rewrite their script. Mark immediately looked to Kathryn Dahlstrom for her expertise in developing
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ScreenwritingU Alum Orlanda Szabo  (ProSeries 19) has optioned her sci-fi screenplay DRY STORM to Producer Vassilis Kontodimas of Venturous Innovation Pictures, Inc.  The project is currently in development. Also attached to the project is Director Brett Varvel and DP Raf Claes.  Congratulations, Orlanda!
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ScreenwritingU Alum Reginald Joseph (ProSeries 68, MSC 12) had his screenplay INNER CITY DREAMS, an inspirational drama, optioned by producer Joshua T. Berglan. Reginald pitched his screenplay during the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program and it was optioned shortly afterwards. The project is currently in development.  Great Job, Reginald!
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ScreenwritingU Alum Lisa Marie Sandoval (ProSeries 45, MSC 4) was hired by Mark Maine of Angelic Pictures to rewrite the feature SPACE SAMURAI: OASIS. SPACE SAMURAI: OASIS is the first of the female-hero, sci-fi trilogy franchise story written by Mark Maine, original screenplay by  Mark Maine and Mike Terrell.  Lisa has also been tapped to
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