The Rom Com Fest screenwriting competition is brought to you by Scriptd! We are happy to announce that all submissions will be free. Submissions open on April 1 and end April 20 on Scriptd.com. To submit go to Scriptd.com and create an account. Upload your script and under genre choose ROMCOMFEST, then fill out the prompted form. Please do not submit screenplays through FilmFreeway. Voting on Scriptd will narrow down the scripts to the top 10 and then our Judges will select the winning script. The winning script will be read at a live table read at Rom ComFest.
Submissions End - April 20
Voting Opens on Scriptd - May 1
Voting Ends - May 17
Winner Announced - June 1
Live Table Read at Rom Com Fest - June 22nd
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Laura is the CEO and Founder of Rebelle Media. Laura has twenty years of experience in film and television development, production, strategy, sales and financing. She is an executive producer on An Acceptable Loss starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Tika Sumpter and a Co-Executive Producer on All About Nina, written and directed by EvaVives, and Little Woods, written and directed by Nia DaCosta. Prior to launching Rebelle, as a film finance and sales agent at Creative Artists Agency, Laura packaged and sold films such as On the Basis of Sex, The Wife, Jackie, Dallas Buyers Club, The Imitation Game, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Maggie’s Plan, Begin Again, Mud, and Still Alice, amongst many others. Her focus has always been on finding ways to push against the “no” and getting stories, across all genres, about women and other marginalized voices made and seen.
Laura was named one of Variety’s New Leaders and was also featured in their annual Women of Impact issue.
Prior to CAA, she consulted with financiers on slate and individual picture film financing and worked as a development and production executive at Twentieth Century Fox and Edward Saxon Productions on films ranging from Away We Go to What Happens in Vegas.
Laura has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and a Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School. She is a founding member of Time’s Up, an executive member and former board member of Women and Film, a member of the Los Angeles Women’s Collective, and a proud mentor to aspiring filmmakers and entertainment industry executives.
Lucy Barzun Donnelly is an Emmy and Golden Globe winner whose producing career began with Oscar nominated Pieces of April. After graduating with honors from Georgetown, she worked at CBS News/60 Minutes and CBS Sports before moving into film, first at New Line Cinema and then at Miramax Films. She went on to serve as head of development and production for Producer John Lyons from 1999-2004, developing Austin Powers in Goldmember and Pieces of April with Oliver Platt, Patricia Clarkson and Katie Holmes. Donnelly went out on her own, founding etc.films in 2004 and produced The Go-Getter, starring Jena Malone, Maura Tierney, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. Next, she developed and produced Grey Gardens, starring Jessica Lange and Drew Barrymore, which won two Golden Globes, six Emmys, a Critics’ Choice award, a SAG award for Barrymore and the David L. Wolper Producer of the Year award in Long form television for Donnelly.
She went on to found Locomotive and produced Friends with Kids starring Jon Hamm, Kristin Wiig and Maya Rudolf; Maggie’s Plan, starring Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore and Greta Gerwig, That's What She Said, with Anne Heche and Bag of Hammers with Rebecca Hall and Amanda Seyfried. In 2012, Donnelly raised a multi-million dollar development and production fund, which she managed from 2014-2018. In 2019, she founded LBD Productions to focus on complicated female characters and Romantic Comedies. She has several film and television projects in various stages of development and a finished feature film, Beautiful Darkness, coming out later this year, starring Chloë Sevigny, Aidan Turner and Matthew Broderick.
Monique Nash is Head of Creative Affairs and co-founder of Kronicle Media. She previously served as Director of Current Programming & Development at Will Packer Productions, working on the hit BET drama, BEING MARY JANE, starring Gabrielle Union, the ABC comedy, UNCLE BUCK, starring Mike Epps and Nia Long, as well as the Emmy-nominated remake of the ROOTS miniseries for History Channel, Lifetime and A+E Networks. She has also served as Manager, Current Programming at Fox Broadcast Company, where she oversaw series including BONES, THE SIMPSONS, BACK TO YOU, THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES and THE WAR AT HOME, and consulted for the National Association of Television Program Executives' (NATPE) Navigator Program and for the Walter Kaitz Foundation. A graduate of University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Nash began her television career at Creative Artists Agency.
Korin D. Williams (formerly Huggins) is the Chief Executive Officer and cofounder of Kronicle Media. She previously served as Head of Television for Will Packer Productions, where she successfully led the shingle’s foray into television, garnering three series orders in the first year. Williams was a Co-Executive Producer for A+E Studios’ Emmy-nominated remake of ROOTS, ABC’s UNCLE BUCK, starring Mike Epps and Nia Long, and NBC’s TRUTH BE TOLD, starring Mark- Paul Gosselaar and Tone Bell. She also oversaw the final season of BET’s hit drama series, BEING MARY JANE, starring Gabrielle Union. Williams’ past positions include serving as Director of Drama Development at Warner Bros. Television Studios, where she developed and sold projects to the five major broadcast networks, including The CW’s THE SELECTION, FOX’s BOOMERANG and Showtime’s ANIMAL KINGDOM and HBO’s WESTWORLD, and Manager at Universal Cable Productions (UCP), where she oversaw the development and pilot production of the scripted series FAIRLY LEGAL as well as current programming for the hit series MONK, LAW & ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT and EUREKA. and Manager at Universal Cable Productions. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, Williams began her television career at Creative Artists Agency.
Krissy Wall is a producer and development executive from Northern California.
Krissy has been at Freeform for the last three years, developing scripted television series and original movies for the recently rebranded channel and is currently the Vice President of Development and Programming.
In her early career she was Director of Development for Ashton Kutcher’s Katalyst Media. She then went on to help launch OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network as Director of Programming. Following her exec stint at OWN, she ventured into independent producing and made a documentary for the network about its namesake called Oprah Builds a Network. She then show-ran a successful series for Rainn Wilson’s Soulpancake called Have a Little Faith, and hosted and Exec Produced her own Ford sponsored travel web-series, called Taste Buds Travel (among many other digital series for brands and platforms like Neutrogena, Purell, Awesomeness and more.)
She is very happy to currently be focused on scripted television and film for a young female audience. She lives in Atwater with her husband Matt and their floppy-eared terrier, Gus Gus.