Ellen Gerstein is a semi-finalist in the Reno-Tahoe Screenwriters Contest – 2023, for her project: BIG AL, HIP HOP, and HER.  This is one of her newest projects that is vying for the contest “top prize” of being a script optioned and produced for a feature or TV pilot.

The following mission statement was found on the Reno -Tahoe Screenwriters Awards website:

Founded by screenwriters, producers, directors, and other industry pros, the Reno-Tahoe Screenplay Contests knows just how difficult it can be to see a script go from an idea to the screen. 

Rather than just acknowledge a winning script, we look to grow careers and nurture the best writers and talent.

Each contest cycle, winner of the short script contest will get their script optioned and produced and the winning feature and TV pilot scripts will get a table read of their full script read by professional actors and directed by a director (winners will get a copy of the video and audio recording).

Whether you’re an old pro or a burgeoning writer, we encourage you to submit, get our professional feedback, and join our growing community of writers.


Thank you to the Reno-Tahoe Screenplay contest judges!