Monday, June 11, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

James Bridges Theater, Melnitz Hall, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television


The  Event

The Screenwriters Showcase is an annual event, part of the UCLA TFT Film Festival, and is designed to celebrate the work of the Screenwriting MFA Program and introduce outstanding student scripts to the industry. Students submit feature-length and TV scripts that they worked on in the program, which are read and critiqued by industry experts.

This year, the UCLA Screenwriters Showcase is Monday, June 11, 2024. The Showcase features an awards ceremony for the screenwriting students’ highest-rated feature scripts and TV pilots as selected by the industry professionals.

Previous Screenwriters Showcase participants have signed with managers and agents, become staff writers on TV series, optioned winning scripts, and have received many other distinctions and awards. Please visit the UCLA TFT Screenwriters’ website for more information:

Award Categories

Original Feature

Half-hour Pilot

Hour-long Pilot

Feature Adaptation

Distinguished Award in Screenwriting Honoree

Sev Ohanian


Sev Ohanian is an Armenian-American screenwriter and producer, and founder of Proximity Media alongside Ryan and Zinzi Coogler. His film Searching, which he co-wrote and produced, was released by Sony Screen Gems in the summer of 2018 and grossed $75M worldwide. Its success launched a sequel, Missing, which Sev co-wrote the story for and produced. He also co-wrote and produced Run for Lionsgate, starring Sarah Paulson, which became the most-watched film ever on Hulu upon its premiere.
Ohanian has served as executive producer on the films Judas and the Black Messiah, which won two Academy Awards® and was nominated for six, including Best Picture, Space Jam: A New Legacy for Warner Bros., Creed III for MGM, which has grossed $275M in theaters worldwide to date, and Stephen Curry: Underrated for A24/Apple TV.


In 2018, Ohanian received the Sundance Institute Amazon Studios Narrative Producer Award and the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Award, and in 2021, he was named as one of Hollywood Reporter’s 35 Under 35 alongside his sister Ramela Ohanian(!). Up next for Ohanian is the Untitled Ryan Coogler / Michael B. Jordan Film for Warner Bros.