The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Professional Programs has revealed winners of its 2020 Feature Screenplay, Television Pilot and Acting for the Camera Pitch competitions.
The winners, who were among the 221 students who completed the yearlong Screenwriting, Writing for Television Professional and Acting for the Camera programs, were notified on the last day of classes, June 5.
Gwenola Balmelle is the Feature Screenplay competition winner for her comedy-drama screenplay Chouchou the Cosmonaut. Honorable mention went to Shannon Walsh for the drama Death, Ghosts & Other Stuff.
Jessica Rowlands won Writing for Television Drama Pilot with her script Ruby. She won last year’s Feature Screenplay competition and is the program’s only award-winner in Feature Screenplay and Writing for Television categories.
Writer-actress Jordanne LePre was the Acting for the Camera Pitch competition winner for drama-comedy Brat Face. Honorable mention went to Kayci Lacob for comedy-drama Indomitable.
The UCLA Professional Programs, now in their 26th year, boast alums including Pose co-creator Steven Canals and James Ponsoldt. This year’s winners were determined by industry professionals and UCLA alumni.
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