From Fire Island to The Whale, Variety names 10 screenwriters to check out

diversity announced this year’s list of the 10 Screenwriters to Watch. The selected screenwriters will be honored at the 45th Annual Mill Valley Film Festival with a dinner on October 15th. Andrea Berloff, the writer behind the upcoming film The Mother, will also be honored with the Creative Impact in Screenwriting Award.

The annual 10 Screenwriters to Watch program celebrates pioneering screenwriters, actors, directors, comics, animators, producers and cinematographers in the industry. Some of the screenwriters are honored for films that have already been released and received critical acclaim, such as “Fire Island” or “Good Luck to You, Leo Grande”. Others, including Brendan Fraser’s The Whale, have yet to be released but are highly anticipated.

The list also includes the minds behind star-studded IP projects, including Carrie Solomon, who serves as a writer for the Margot Robbie prequel Ocean’s Eleven, directed by Jay Roach. Solomon is also the writer of an untitled Netflix rom-com starring Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron and Joey King. Richard LaGravenese is set to direct the film.

Meanwhile, Alex Convey gets sole writing role for the upcoming Nike/Air Jordan origin story ‘Sole Man’ directed by Ben Affleck and starring Matt Damon. Stefani Robinson is also in this year’s Screenwriters to Watch class thanks to her first-ever feature film script, Stephen Williams’ Chevalier.

During the Mill Valley Film Festival diversity Feature Editor Malina Saval will host a panel discussion with the screenwriters on October 16th.

diversity‘s 2022 Class of 10 Screenwriters to Watch are listed below.

Sarah Conradt, “Mother’s Instinct”

Carrie Solomon, Untitled Margot Robbie “Ocean’s Eleven” Project and Untitled Netflix Romcom

Stefani Robinson, “Chevalier”

Katy Brand, “Good Luck Leo Grande”

Shiwani Srivastava, “Wedding Time”

Alex Convey, “Only Man”

Samuel D. Hunter, “The Whale”

Joel Kim Booster, “Fire Island”

Evan Dodson, “Tender Conditions”, “Little Richard”, “Two Butterflies”

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Charles Jones

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