SU Alumni Successes

Over 300 ScreenwritingU Alumni (SU Alumni) have made a screenwriting deal – option, sale, writing assignment, representation – in the last three years.  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, Rory White, (ProSeries 40, MSC 8)  makes deal with producer Pedro Lucero to shoot “proof of concept” on his screenplay HUMMINGBIRD, starring Lance E. Nichols (Into The Badlands). The writers and producers have created a unique team in order to address the real issue of suicide in the transgender community. The script is written
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Terri Emerson, (ProSeries 44, MSC 9), was hired to write the feature film, Bernie the Dolphin, based on a treatment by producers Marty Poole and Tony Armer. Terri was on her weekly group coaching call in the Master Screenwriter Certificate Program when she received a text from the producer requesting a meeting.  She
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Heidi Stangeland, (ProSeries 54, MSC 7), has her script THE LOST SON, optioned by producer, Péter Engert.  Heidi connected with the producer while marketing her script in the MSC program. The project is currently in production. We’re very excited for you, Heidi!
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Lisa Marie Sandoval, ( ProSeries 45, MSC 4), was hired by Mark Maine, of Angelic Pictures to write a feature-length screenplay for a studio movie called THE CLUB. THE CLUB is a crime drama and part of a multi-project deal currently slated for distribution. Lisa is also in talks with the producer about current
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Drew Foerster, (ProSeries 17, MSC 5), has signed a management deal with Angie Crawford of Purple Skull Management.  Drew’s MSC classmate, James Moorer, (ProSeries 49, MSC 5) recommended Drew. Previous to this success, his feature ROCK DAD was optioned by producer Susan Dynner and is being developed into a sit-com. His feature SEVEN TEDLY SINS
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Laree Griffith, ( ProSeries 25, MSC 1), was hired by Linda Palmer Cardone, of Runaway Productions, to rewrite the feature film TURNOVER. The project is currently being filmed in Long Beach CA and stars Riker Lynch, (Glee), Paul Guilfoyle, (CSI, The Good Fight), and Donna Mills, (Knots Landing). Laree’ met producer Linda Palmer
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Ron Chepesiuk (ProSeries 55 and MSC 4) has signed with manager Matthew Valentinas to represent him in all creative projects. This includes screenplays, books, articles, documentaries, consultancies and TV appearances. Before their initial meeting, Matthew Valentinas had followed Ron’s writing career and was a fan of his writing.  See Valentinas’ client list on IMDBpro.  Ron currently has one project
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ScreenwritingU Alum, Marla J. Hayes (ProSeries 6, MSC 6) has signed an agreement with Richard Clark Jr to produce her drama screenplay titled FIND HER! Marla pitched Richard during MSC 6. When coverage came back with a “Recommend,” the producer chose to move forward. The project is currently in development. Congratulations, Marla!
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ScreenwritingU Alum Meg Leader (ProSeries 54, MSC 5) had her SciFi screenplay, WINGMAN, optioned by producer Richard Clark Jr. Meg will co-produce and co-direct the project which is currently in development. Meg credits ScreenwritingU classes for the many skillsets and marketing savvy she’s acquired to be successful in screenwriting. Fantastic News, Meg!
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ScreenwritingU Alum Dustin Alexander III (ProSeries 52 and MSC 5) has optioned an Asian adaptation of his screenplay ARISE, to producer Daniel Zirilli. Daniel Zirilli is a writer/producer/director known for action films including The Asian Connection (2016), Crossing Point(2016), Guilty by Association (2003) Previous to this success Dustin had two other projects a feature and
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