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Screenplay Showcase

Davia Carter (MFA Screenwriting '18)
DOUBLE TIME DAMESTV Pilot
WINNER, 2018 Robert Foshko Memorial Scholarship & Screenplay Competition

At the height of the Jazz Age, an all-female big band battles through the corruption and machismo of 1920s Chicago in an effort to make a name for themselves.


Brittany Worthington (MFA Screenwriting '18)
THE QUICKENINGTV Pilot
WINNER, 2018 Robert Foshko Memorial Scholarship & Screenplay Competition

A 19th century housewife struggles to maintain her relationships, reputation, and identity when she sets off towards becoming Chicago's most notorious abortionist.


Pogo New

Pogo New (MFA Screenwriting '17)
ISSUESTV Pilot
WINNER, 2017 Robert Foshko Memorial Scholarship & Screenplay Competition

A young woman struggles to achieve basic markers of human success while living with Depression and Anxiety--both of whom are also characters on the show.


Jason Kessler

Jason Kessler (MFA Screenwriting '17)
BURNING KINGDOMTV Pilot
WINNER, 2017 Robert Foshko Memorial Scholarship & Screenplay Competition

A public servant in first century Jerusalem finds herself caught between an upper class trying to maintain social order and a shadowy organization of freedom fighting assassins.


Natalie Miller

Natalie Miller (BS '18)
TRANSFERTV Pilot
WINNER, 2017 Todd Milam Schulze Scholarship in Screenwriting

A transgender girl begins high school at an all-female preparatory academy, facing resistance from her conservative community.


Juan Carlos Gutiérrez (BS '16)
CUAUHTEMOC IN THE SKY WITH JADE BEADS - TV Pilot
WINNER, 2016 Longhorn Showcase Screenplay Competition

A cynical, teenaged Aztec priest struggles to prove that he is the mouthpiece of the Gods in order to maintain his lavish lifestyle and avoid death via sacrifice.


Kim Tran (BS '16)
SECOND GEN – TV Pilot 
WINNER, 2016 The Todd Milam Schulze Scholarship in Screenwriting

A second-generation Vietnamese-American woman in her late 20s must balance her dreams and personal life in a new city with her disappearing and overbearing roommates who just so happen to be her traditional first-generation aunt and uncle.


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Nathan Pesina (MFA Screenwriting '16)
THE FREE STATE OF GALVESTON TV Pilot
WINNER, 2015 Longhorn Showcase Screenplay Competition
When another shipment of liquor is stolen from bootleggers and nightclub owners, SAL and ROMAN MANCUSO, they must find a way to retaliate without upsetting the natural order of Galveston island's Prohibition-era organized crime underworld (while prepping for yet another incoming hurricane). Meanwhile, ELLIE WALTERS is attempting to get her brothel up and running in time for summer season but hits a roadblock when she refuses to bribe the city's health inspector.