2024 Winners

Emerging Screenwriters Comedy Screenplay Competition

Finalists

(Alphabetical Order by Title)

Dadcon by Tracy Moore and Richard Eng
Easy Game by David Bass
Hallmarked for Murder by Jeremy Briggs
Joystick by Jerry Hsu
Julius V – Warrior Pope: Vengeance in Vegas by Steve Guettermann
Ladylike by Taylor Coriell
My Fair Drag Queen by Devin Toohey and Brian Whitaker
Second Stances by Laura Harbin
The Luckiest Man by Baxter Taylor
The Way We Walk by Joseph Kibler

Semi-Finalists

(Alphabetical Order by Title)

A Beginners Guide to Fascism and Friendship by Shuchi Dwivedi
A Brat Blooms in Bushwick by Judd Schlossberg
A Magical Ride by Niki Smart
A.I.L.F. – Asian I’d like to F*** by Zenas Cao
Ajnabiyeh by Batoul Mourad
All You Need Is by Ruth Hanson
Amateur Blues by Margaret Field
Battle Ax by Jeanne Taylor
Cecil’s Woods by CJ Hatch
Chessboard Rumble by Jens Pilegaard
Colored People by Shannon Baker Davis
Community Service by Graham Stone Johnson
Crossroads by Alec Brown
Dadcon by Tracy Moore and Richard Eng
Daddy Issues by Zach Witt
Death in Venice Beach by Nicholas Horwood
Death Is a Bitch by Caitie Karasik
Dedications by Christopher Taggart
Double Fuck Yeah by Jon Campbell
Dougie’s Last Christmas by Toph Whitmore
Easy Game by David Bass
Elizabeth Kline Has No Friends by Emily Wahlund
Everything’s AI-OK by Matthew Lowe
Flatheads by Matthew Mosley
Flushed by Paul Glen Neuman and Mark Edward Neuman
G.I Bro by Pete Whiting
Game Boy by Christian Parkes
Ghost Hostel by Dale Basye
Good Cop Bad Dog by Rick Omi
Grand Slam by Thomas Yungerberg
Hallmarked for Murder by Jeremy Briggs
Hate You Even More (Now You’re Dead) by Kate Austin-Raffan
Haute Adieu by John Costello
High Stakes by Stuart Creque
Horny Devil by Missak Artinian
Hungry Eyes by Egidio Concas
I Was a Teenage Teenager by Bruno Derlin
I’m Your Ghostwriter by Amanda Cole and Autumn Karen
It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Ain’t Got That Ring by PK Silverson
Joe Strummer’s Cadillac by Bryan Farrell
Joystick by Jerry Hsu
Julius V – Warrior Pope: Vengeance in Vegas by Steve Guettermann
Killing Squirrel Creek by Erik Howard
Kiss & Makeup by Catherine Durickas
Ladylike by Taylor Coriell
Lloydsville Nursing by William Read Hopkins
Loser Island by CJ Ehrlich
Love in the Time of COVID by Dennis Manuel
Majix’s Time by Paul Mroczka
Merry by Patrick Guilherme and Chris Alderete
Merrymount by Vicki Marquette and Tony Infante
My Fair Drag Queen by Devin Toohey and Brian Whitaker
My Favorite Narcissist by Diane Thomassin
My So Called Iraqi American Wedding by Ayser Salman
Parenting 101 by Matthew Tolbert
Picklers by DR Ransdell
Pigeons of Paradise by Anthony Pirro
Please Hold by Frederick Burger and Eva Kantor
Power Couple by Ari Donnelly
Putting Love on the Menu by Andrew McGivern and Lance Dumais
Pyramid by Ken Alozie
Rats Everywhere by Zoe Smith
Rebounding by Maxwell Gay and Tucker Flodman
Religious Failures by Grayson Callender
Second Stances by Laura Harbin
Sexperiment by Alex Murawski
Shame on Me by Steve Coy
Show Me by Dave Schroeder
Skin by Kelsey Kinney
SoCal Psychics by Luke Jarret
South of Normal by Jake Thomas
Starcrossed-Lovers by Frank Victoria and Rob Melnyk
Stewardess by Teresa Sullivan
Stuffed by Don Lorincz
Sweaty Palms by Julie Tortorici
The Commuter Rail by Jainaba Seckan
The Dirty Double by Frankie Campisano and Sam Hayden
The Gallery by Ian Elmaleh
The Irresolute Desk by Jerry Hsu
The Luckiest Man by Baxter Taylor
The Neighborhood Watch by Blaine Ross
The New Hire by John Costello
The Oughthousers by Ari Krause
The Personal Assistant by Tammy Klembith
The Phil Fontana Show by Wendy Appelbaum
The Practice Marriage by Stewart Fergus
The Rise of Newman Poo, The Notorious C.P.A. by Michael Kang
The Shovel Talk by Kallie Maglione
The Sub Sisters by Susan Isaacs and Kevin J. McCarthy
The Unlovables by Wade Pierson
The Way We Walk by Joseph Kibler
Trouble In Blonde by Tony Brown
Turn of the Scrooge by Mark Snelson
Unexplainable by Jack Anderson and Sam Butler
Unmatched by Arthur Tiersky
VIII by Michal Schick
WAR(!)drobe by Debra Treviño
When Joy Fell by Andrea Ashton
Written By Henrietta Bloom by Robin Shushan
Zayde and Becky by Andrew M Epstein

Quarter-Finalists

(Alphabetical Order by Title)

#badwishes by Aleksandra M. Rychlicka
20 Years Apart by Sam Buckner III
3 Days in Galveston by Bryan Matthews
A Beginners Guide to Fascism and Friendship by Shuchi Dwivedi
A Brat Blooms in Bushwick by Judd Schlossberg
A Fabio Out of Water by Chase Gutierrez
A Glimpse of the Moon by JT Tuttle
A Magical Ride by Niki Smart
A.I. Star Is Born by Ervin Anderson
A.I.L.F. – Asian I’d like to F*** by Zenas Cao
Ackerman & Associates Meet Dracula by Peter Stass
Ajnabiyeh by Batoul Mourad
All You Need Is by Ruth Hanson
Amateur Blues by Margaret Field
Amends by Rudi O’Meara
American as Fuck by Jazz Mann and Ravi Kamble
AMP’D by Ken Pisani
And Then There Were Two by Rick Majzun
Anything Serious by Francisco Castro
Arrivederci Papà by Isabella Bodnar
Assisted Living by Charlie Griffin
Austentatious by Charmaine Colina
Back in Time by John Paul James
Battle Ax by Jeanne Taylor
Bet by Jamison Anthony
Between Hope & Freedom by Kalynn Huffman Brower
Big Head by Seth Taylor
Bigg Chuck by Phil Olson and Charlie Hughes
Billionaires in Space by Jonas Oppenheim
Body Cast by Aaron Sutch
Bombing in the Alps by Surf Writer
Bonesmen by Anushka Thorat
Boom the Conqueror by Ana R. Dominick
Boyfies by Tanaka Maria
Brem & Me by Kevin Edward Corrigan
Bumpin’ Into Stardom by Miranda Bailey and Naomi Odes Aytur
Burning Man by Kirk Weddell
Buster by Will Martens
Cancel Claus by Sophia Arnao
Canterbury Trails by Michael Brose
Cecil’s Woods by CJ Hatch
Chessboard Rumble by Jens Pilegaard
Christmas Bites by Jackie Munns and Jeff Tersini
Christmas in Cryonis by Molly Bandt
Chubby Chasers by Michael Dugan
Colored People by Shannon Baker Davis
Community Service by Graham Stone Johnson
Cool Boy by Andrew Quailes
Counter Intelligence by John Logan McGee
Crazy Unlucky by Christian Parkes
Crossroads by Alec Brown
Cult Classic by Gage Swanston and Will Kisor
Curtain Call by Kate Harbert
Dadcon by Tracy Moore and Richard Eng
Daddy Issues by Zach Witt
Death in Venice Beach by Nicholas Horwood
Death Is a Bitch by Caitie Karasik
Dedications by Christopher Taggart
Dog Mom by Tamra Teig
Dogzilla! By Susan Ashley
Don’t Die in Dubai by Christopher Harmon
Double Fuck Yeah by Jon Campbell
Dougie’s Last Christmas by Toph Whitmore
Drag Queens of Emeralis by Kevin Michael Irvine
Drunk Camp by Anne Flanagan
Easy Game by David Bass
Elderly Arthur and the Residential of Gloom by Matthew Lowe
Elizabeth Kline Has No Friends by Emily Wahlund
Elsie by Ricki Holmes
Evelynne Doom by Colin McCall
Even If You Tried by Elisa Litke
Everything’s AI-OK by Matthew Lowe
Expired by Wendy Braff
Extracurricular by Samantha Duncan
Fire Academy by Terence Brody
Flatheads by Matthew Mosley
Flushed by Paul Glen Neuman and Mark Edward Neuman
Flying Blind by Scott Billings
Fort Bawles by Georgia Merdinger
Freewheelin’ by Ryan Greenwood
Fresh Out the Coven by Hannah Saks
G.I Bro by Pete Whiting
Game Boy by Christian Parkes
Gap Year by Vangeli Zimmerman and Lina Savage
Ghost Hostel by Dale Basye
Gig ‘n’ Bar: En Attendant Bruno by Randy Steinlauf
Glory Days by Matthew Hoch
Going Out by Sara Runnels
Gone With the Windshield by Rod Usher
Good Cop Bad Dog by Rick Omi
Grand Slam by Thomas Yungerberg
Grannypants by CG Zarbock
Gritty by Gregory Wakeman
Gym’s by Brett Joyce
Hallmarked for Murder by Jeremy Briggs
Halo-Halo by Glen Llanes
Hate You Even More (Now You’re Dead) by Kate Austin-Raffan
Haute Adieu by John Costello
High Stakes by Stuart Creque
Holy Positions by Nicole Kohut
Horny Devil by Missak Artinian
House Pest by Charles Jessen
Humpty by Tammy Klembith
Hungry Eyes by Egidio Concas
I Was a Teenage Teenager by Bruno Derlin
I Would Kill For That by Matthew Hoch
I’m Your Ghostwriter by Amanda Cole and Autumn Karen
In the Chill of the Morning by Paul Glen Neuman
In the Rough by Susan Ashley
In-U-Go by Matilda Thorpe and Michael Vivian
It Don’t Mean a Thing if You Ain’t Got That Ring by PK Silverson
It Might Get Hardcore! By Jamie Sutor
It’s a Wonderful (After)life by Megan Sass
Jenkem by Ilan Erez
Joe Strummer’s Cadillac by Bryan Farrell
John Joins a Cult by Taylor Scott
Joystick by Jerry Hsu
Julius V – Warrior Pope: Vengeance in Vegas by Steve Guettermann
Khalid and the Great Beyond by Tim Brennan
Killing Squirrel Creek by Erik Howard
Kiss & Makeup by Catherine Durickas
Ladylike by Taylor Coriell
Last Call by Anthony Hyatt
Last Gasp by Mike Bianco
Lemonlight by M Rowan Meyer
Let the Wrong One in by Anthony Hyatt
Little Anya or True Stories from My Crappy Childhood by Tanya Bershadsky
Lloydsville Nursing by William Read Hopkins
Loaners by Seth Berens
Loser Island by CJ Ehrlich
Love Bites by Marina Rasnoveanu and Ferdinand Gernandt
Love in the Time of COVID by Dennis Manuel
Mack Got Canceled by Richie Stephens
Majix’s Time by Paul Mroczka
Margot by Emily J Adams
Marty’s Muff Madness by David Testerman
McBucket List by Kirk Young
Me & My Shadow by Mary Regan
Meanwhile by Mann Lightfoot
Meme Girls by Matthew Manson
Merry by Patrick Guilherme and Chris Alderete
Merrymount by Vicki Marquette and Tony Infante
Misty by Bob Stromberg and Duane Kellogg
Moon Shine by KT Roth
My Fair Drag Queen by Devin Toohey and Brian Whitaker
My Favorite Narcissist by Diane Thomassin
My Friend Satan by Brett Martin
My Lady Garden by Sally Llewellyn
My Secret Friend by Troy Suza
My So Called Iraqi American Wedding by Ayser Salman
Neidelman by David Zorn
Nic of Time by Mayuran Tiruchelvam and Willem Lee
Noodles by Lexi Brandt
Not Swingers by Joel McElvaney
Not Your Parents’ Christmas Story by Toni Gallagher
Nudie Mag by Kevin Dembinsky
Once Removed by Adam Libarkin
Open by Stacey Garratt
Oscar Bait by Ben Daves
Oy…A Jewish Comedy Series by Shara Ashley Zeiger
Parenting 101 by Matthew Tolbert
Peckerwoods or The ~Somewhat~ Historically-Accurate Account of the Kentucky Outlaw known as Bud Thacker by Chance Sparks
Picklers by DR Ransdell
Pigeons of Paradise by Anthony Pirro
Playing Hero by Warren Lane
Please Hold by Frederick Burger and Eva Kantor
Podiums by Marina Charalambides
Power Couple by Ari Donnelly
President Robot by Robert Soloway
Prince Among Men by Paul Myerberg and Janet Lloyd
Putting Love on the Menu by Andrew McGivern and Lance Dumais
Pyramid by Ken Alozie
Rabble Rousers by Caitlin Fein
RAs by Jonathan Wickremasinghe-Kuhn
Rats Everywhere by Zoe Smith
Reality by Wendy Braff
Reasonable Suspicion by Joel McElvaney
Rebounding by Maxwell Gay and Tucker Flodman
Religious Failures by Grayson Callender
Roll Call by P F Christian
Sam and Kaya by Shannon Brady
Say What! by Jay Cipriani
Second Stances by Laura Harbin
Serious Laughs by Aaron Sutch
Sex Talk by Jessica L. Folk
Sexperiment by Alex Murawski
SexySweat by Luke Condzal
Shabbos Night Fever by Mark Riccardi and Allan Katz
Shame on Me by Steve Coy
Show Me by Dave Schroeder
Shutdown by Joel Cousins
Silent Cal by Claire McKey Berkman
Sister Mary by Jerzy P. Suchocki
Skin by Kelsey Kinney
Sludge by Jen Butler
SoCal Psychics by Luke Jarret
Soulmate by Brian Moon
South of Normal by Jake Thomas
Springtime for Mashinsky by Joshua Jashinski and Rob Stevens
Starcrossed-Lovers by Frank Victoria and Rob Melnyk
Stewardess by Teresa Sullivan
Stinking Badges by Asif Balouch
Stride by Nicole Dimond
Stromboli’s Formula by Francisco Dreux
Stuffed by Don Lorincz
subdivision by Casey Leary
Sunshine Time Travel by Jon Platt
Sweaty Palms by Julie Tortorici
Sweet Deceptions by Joyce Lee and Carey S. Lee
Swinksters by Shannon Amborn
Swipe It by Kenneth Fu
Swipe Right Again on Christmas by Martina Rehm
Swordquest: The quest…for a Sword by Justin Scott
Ten to Midnight by Monica Serbanmantero
Test of Strength by Danny Baram
The Bastard Prince by Stephen Notley
The Battle of Rock Royale by Jake Thomas
The Beats by Kyle Finnegan
The Bellamys Bike to Bucklin for a Beer by Derek Garrison
The Bloody Claws of Willow Creek by Matt Hausmann
The Book Writer by Kris Vosler
The Breakup Band Aid by Sarah Melland
The Bridal Party by Ben Mansbridge
The Captain Baloney Chronicles by Carlos Galinho Pires
The Christmas Klutz by Larry Portzline
The Commuter Rail by Jainaba Seckan
The Council by Tyler S Christiansen
The Detail by Jonah Einstein
The Dirty Double by Frankie Campisano and Sam Hayden
The First Gentleman of the United States by Michael A. Bina and Shawn Shekarchian
The Gallery by Ian Elmaleh
The Garfield Guy by Jeff Longsworth
The Grass Station by Nathan Smith
The Hopeful Romantic by Marissa Ziets
The Irresolute Desk by Jerry Hsu
The Last Little Town on Earth by Bernadette Carroll
The Luckiest Man by Baxter Taylor
The Making of a Real Issue by John Walker
The Making of the Garfield Guy by Jeff Longsworth
The Mirage by Rachael Meyers
The Monster of Perfect, California by Paul Sheridan
The Neighborhood Watch by Blaine Ross
The New Hire by John Costello
The Next Town Over by Brian Pack
The Oracle by Max Conroy
The Oughthousers by Ari Krause
The Personal Assistant by Tammy Klembith
The Phil Fontana Show by Wendy Appelbaum
The Porn Czar by Michael Elliott
The Porn Star Protection Program by Dusty Latouffe
The Practice Marriage by Stewart Fergus
The Pyramid by Frank Buttafarro
The Rise of Newman Poo, The Notorious C.P.A. by Michael Kang
The Shovel Talk by Kallie Maglione
The Spotlights by Warren Lane and Nick Lane
The Sub Sisters by Susan Isaacs and Kevin J. McCarthy
The Umbrella Guy by Adam Westervelt
The Unlovables by Wade Pierson
The Way We Walk by Joseph Kibler
The Win Column by Andrew Ross
The Wrestling Show by Julie Harrison-Harney
The Yearbook Committee by Makena Metz and Stephanie Elmir
There Is Always Hope Beyond What You See by John Fisher
Three’s A Crowd by Matt Whigham
Throuples Therapy by Angel Rembert
THS Theatre Club by Shannon Yocum
Tonight I Shall Lease Your Soul by Michael Klug and Chris McCaleb
Toxic by Colin Edward Lawrence
Trouble In Blonde by Tony Brown
Truthies by Carlo DeCarlo
Turn of the Scrooge by Mark Snelson
Two Christian Virgins by Amy Carpenter
Uncle Franco’s Birthday Suit by Lynn Elliott
Unexplainable by Jack Anderson and Sam Butler
Unlove Conquers All by Dane McCauley
Unmatched by Arthur Tiersky
Varsity Cuts by Caroline Chadbourne
VIII by Michal Schick
Wahoos by Drew McInturff
WAR(!)drobe by Debra Treviño
When in Rome by Annie Fick
When Joy Fell by Andrea Ashton
Where the Light Enters You by Hardin Young
Work Release by Patrick Connelly
Wrinkles by Micki Pagano and Tony Parente
Written By Henrietta Bloom by Robin Shushan
Zayde and Becky by Andrew M Epstein