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:

Networking at Women-in-Film, Melanie J. Grimes (ProSeries 6) found herself in a discussion about an idea a producer had.  Melanie offered a few suggestions and impressed the producer so much that she was hired to write the script.   Makes sense to me. They're in pre-production right now, with the movie to be shot this fall.  Great
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Their hilarious new comedy 'Rapunzel - The Blonde Years', had its world premiere at the Darklight Film Festival in Dublin last Friday (27th June).  It's the first of a series of festival screenings - the next stop of which is the internationally-renowned Galway Film Fleadh (Gaelic word for festival).   The film was commissioned by the
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On a recommendation from ProSeries Alum Jon Bonnell, Alyssa Alexandria (ProSeries 7) has been hired to write a true life story.   This one centers around one man's unique experiences in the AA program and how he survived some pretty harrowing encounters.  See Aly's IMDB. Aly landed the assignment after a 2 hour meeting. Great job, Aly.  And
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Adite Chatterjee (ProSeries 18) has been hired by a director to Write a Bollywood Film.   This occurred just weeks after completing the ProSeries.  More details are to follow.   Well done, Adite!
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Claire Riley's (ProSeries 9) character driven comedy drama, called THE PERFECT FAMILY, has been optioned by an Indie director who has already raised the majority of the funding to do the picture. Way to go, Claire! 
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Aly Alexandria (ProSeries 7) was written up in Variety for her part in an upcoming movie (See Aly's IMDB). Argentina's Levy Films & Production has teamed with Endemol Argentina and Morocha Films to produce "Clipeado" (Clipped), a suspense satire on reality TV and YouTube extreme videos. And it all happened because Aly agreed to write
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We just got word that Trish Groves, Pro-Series 17 Alumnus based in Ireland, had her precinct TV drama series "Devil May Care" optioned by Irish production company Grand Pictures in January 2008. That's less than a month after graduating from the Pro-Series in December 2007 (See Trish's IMDB). Her short script "Rapunzel - The Blonde
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Evette Vargas (ProSeries 12) has landed a paid writing assignment, co-writing an action film for director, Manu Boyer.  The script is titled "Buffalo Run."   Producers are Paul Rosenberg, Jeff Gordon, and Manu Boyer. Way to go, Evette!
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Kathryn Dahlstrom (ProSeries 19) entered into a signed agreement with one of the top agents in the Christian Booksellers Association.  He'll represent a historical fiction novel she's written as well as "Children of Angels," her ProSeries script, as a book project. 
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Jill Maxcy's (ProSeries 6) direct-to-DVD feature, ,"Nora's Hair Salon 2" hits the DVD streets on May 13 (See Jill's IMDB). Its a comedy featuring Stacey Dash, Tatyana Ali, Mekhi Phifer and (yes) Bobby Brown. See the trailer on YouTube. Jill is currently in development on a high concept comedy with Sobini Films and prepping to direct an
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