• La'Chris Jordan

The BIPOC Writers Fellowship Semi-finalists Announced


(Los Angeles, CA - February 17, 2021) - The Writers Room 5050 in partnership with Level 4 Press is proud to introduce its 12-week adaptation lab: Adapting Books for the Screen. The Level 4 Press catalog and vast IP library, spanning various genres, is providing the books to be adapted for the screen.

The fellowship will focus on adapting a book into a screenplay, the release of fictional feature films for theatrical, streaming, and television movies-of-the-week (MOWs). In the process, BIPOC writers will learn the highest industry standards for developing, writing, financing and producing an adapted feature film project. Each fellow will adapt one Level 4 Press book of their choosing into a feature film screenplay.

The Writers Room 5050 and Level 4 Press are working with top executives, writers, representatives and guest speakers to provide mentorship, feedback, and firsthand industry knowledge. Executives and reps from Anthony Hemingway Productions, CAA, NBC/Universal, among others.

The competition was extremely competitive.

Semi-Finalists:


Veialu Aila-Unsworth

Nti Aning

Shawna Baca

Sean Cardinalli

Diana Densmore

Jade Jenise Dixon

Shonteria Gibson

Ajani Jackson

La'Chris Jordan

Gregory Lemmons

Joshua Lewis

Andrew Liou

Regina Louise

Patrice Williams Marks

Ronald McCants

Samuel C. Morrison

Amechi Ngwe

Allamaprabhu Pattanashetty

Diana Romero

Yvette Sams

Eileen Soong

Camika Spencer

Michael Villalobos

Dion Watkins

Rodney Wilkins

Aaron Wong

Pallavi Yetur


More details can be found at: https://www.writersroom5050.com/fellowship-details

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