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Here’s the Next Generation of Female Screenwriters

Here's the Next Generation of Female Screenwriters

Every year, Tracking Board publishes the “Young and Hungry” list — 100 screenwriters on the verge of making it big, voted on by “Hollywood’s most influential powers.”

This year, 29 women writers made the cut. Tracking Board boasts that “each list distinguishes a fresh slate of up-and-coming creatives preparing to take the next step in their careers. Whether it be a newcomer making their first big splash, a sophomore writer coming into their prime, or an established veteran returning to their roots, they all share one thing: the unrelenting drive to make their mark.”

Here are the next generation of female screenwriters: 

Gini Adhikari and Kay Marvin – Lemons, Three Stars and Dive Bars, Witness Protection

Kristina Anderson – Catherine the Great, Invisibility, Forever Jiaying

Victoria Aveyard – Untitled Greek Gods Project

Theresa Bennett – F*ucking People, Petunia

Carla Ching – Fast Company, Graceland

Maggie Cohn – Everleigh

Jessica Conrad – Hometown Heroes

Julia Cox – The Takeaway, Victory, PA

Laura Eason – Sex with Strangers, House of Cards

Richard Eden and Shannon Hile – Afterword, Untitled White House Ghost Comedy

Sheila Erdmann – Girls’ Weekend, The Horoscope

Shelby Farrell – Deirdra and Laney, Rob a Train, Sun Studio

Kari Granlund – Wedding for One, Pass/Fail

Zoe Green – Brother North, Untitled Sci-Fi Thriller

Marielle Heller – The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Andy Heriaud and Kaitlin Kelly – Winter, Double Exposure

Brenda Herrold – Awaken, Chrome & Paint

Noga Landau – Tau

Jeanne Leitenberg – The Babysitter’s Club: Mary Anne and the Wedding Party, Chasing Life

Caitlin Meares and Kyle Mack – Apocalypse Nowish, Detective School

Kassia Miller – Doubles, Big Law, Imaginary Friend 

Sono Patel – Ginger Snaps, A to Z

Arbi Pedrossian and Carolyn Siegel – The Only Living Girl in New York, How to Be a Man

Rosalind Ross – Heavy, Water, Jane, Matador

Jac Schaeffer – The Shower, Timer, Soul Mates

Katie Silberman – Hard to Get

Claire Weaver – Exorcist, Inc., City of Exile

Julie Anne Wight – Imaginary Boyfriend, My Clone’s an A-Hole, Obnoxious Older Sister’s Know-It-All Guide to Your Teens

Kat Wood and Marco Van Belle – Clandestine, The Burning Room

[via Tracking Board]

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