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ANY OTHER PLACE

Status: Revising

Maleah Dunn, a 15-year-old high school student longs to fit in with her classmates. But as one of the few black students in an all-white school, she keeps finding herself sticking out. Especially after a violent incident involving her classmate, Derrick Eddy, who she believes to be the victim of a racial hate crime. But in order to prove it, she’ll have to give up on her goal of fitting in, and accept all that comes with her identity, even as school administrators try to stop her at every turn, and fear of her own truth may even cause her to stop herself.

BUT FIRST, LOOK BACK

Status: Brainstorming/Drafting

Jade is a twenty-something Black woman writer living in Chicago. After watching Eat, Pray, Love in a weekly “Sip ‘n Rip” event with her besties, it occurs to Jade that nothing like what happened in the movie, ever happens to a Black woman. To fix this, Jade decides to plan her own Eat, Pray, Love experience. And if she does it well, she just might land the travel writing gig she’s been eyeing. Sure, it would mean a complete departure from the screenwriting career she just finished film school for. But what’s life, without a little adventure?

THE SECRETS IN THE MIDDLE

Status: Brainstorming/Drafting

THE SECRETS IN THE MIDDLE tells the story of Rodney and Marlowe: a happy couple with a perfect marriage. Until one day Rodney leaves, and Marlowe is left to discover all the reasons why, and all the secrets in the middle.