Our Judges

Each piece of writing submitted to The Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards is thoroughly read, scored, and analyzed by active film & television
industry professionals.

Finalist entries are carefully read and given full and complete confidential script analysis (available for distribution with Pro/Advanced Analysis submissions) by our Senior Judging Panel.
These judges are award-winning working professionals who are in ongoing contact with agents, managers, development executives, and producers eager to see your best work and to help you move forward in your writing career.

Our judges
work with

Stuart Benjamin PGA Producer

Oscar-nominated theatrical, film & television Producer & Grammy winner. His credits include "Ray", "White Knights", "La Bamba", "Long Walk Home", "Rooftops", "Mortal Thoughts", "Safe House", and multiple hit sound tracks and film scores. Experienced at identifying screenplay contest grand prize winners with genuine production potential.

Michael Sloan Writer - Producer

Producer of the 2018 box office hits "The Equalizer" and "The Equalizer 2" starring Denzel Washington, with hundreds of TV and movie credits. Served as Jury President of the Television Festival of Monte-Carlo, author of bestsellers The Equalizer: A Novel and Killed in Action. Guides screenplay competition winners toward active industry career opportunities.

Marie Medevielle Script Editor - Development Consultant

European-based independent script editor/story analyst bringing international perspective and keen insights into areas of character development, story and writing technique solutions.

Dave Kabbe Producer

A seasoned leader in every aspect of international film and television, with deep experience in overseas filmmaking. Producer of Hack, Assassin Nine, Variant, and the forthcoming Scorched Earth. Independent film and low budget screenplay specialist

Robert L. McCullough Writer - Director - Producer

WGA, DGA, Creator and showrunner of multiple pilots, miniseries, and new media projects. Bob has a history of promoting unknown writers to star status. Author of Amazon #1 Seller Stop Screwing Around and WIN Your Next Screenplay Contest.

Garner Simmons Writer - Producer

WGA, DGA, WGC, ATAS, writer/producer of "Yellow Rose," "V", "Poltergeist: The Legacy", Features include "A Rare Breed," "Miracle Landing." Acclaimed author of Peckingpah: A Portrait in Montage, WGA award winner with a keen eye for talented writers and taking them to the finals of leading screenplay contests.

Marla White Development Executive

Marla is a television development executive and producer of award-nominated television movies in multiple genres. Currently Director of Development for Sony Television networks. Renowned coach for for screenwriters with serious aspirations to win screenplay competitions.

Howie Young Producer

Howie has expertise in script analysis from casting, marketing, and financing perspective. Develops and mentors screenplay contest winners through production. Credits include "Dolphin Tale", "Dexter", "Mission: Impossible III", "Lore", "Mars", "Hit & Run", "Speed II: Cruise Control".

Marc Pariser Manager - Producer

Former CAA, WME packaging agent, producer. Responsible for the development of hundreds of major film & television writing careers, constantly discovering and nurturing new screen and television writing talent; founder of Marc Pariser Consulting, Eager to read and promote material from screenplay contest winners.

Dave Selby Actor-Writer

Legendary film and television star known for "Falcon Crest", "Dark Shadows", "Social Network", "Batman: The Dark Knight", "Soldier of Fortune". PhD, published poet and author of A Better Place. Enjoys discovering new writers who place well in leading screenplay contests.

Dennis Brown Producer

One of Hollywood's most seasoned and prolific TV movie producers, a veteran of Paramount, Warner Bros, and NBC. He's worked with major stars like Neil Diamond, Burt Lancaster, and Jerry Seinfeld,and has developed projects from the treatment stage to finished screenplay.

Tom Sawyer Writer - Producer

WGA, DGA, Emmy-nominated Showrunner, UCLA Screenwriting Professor, professional consultant and author of Fiction Writing Demystified, as well as multiple novels.

Rawn Erickson Producer

Co-founder of Maker Studios, now known as Disney Digital Interactive, Rawn is a strategic ssocial media marketing innovator focused on ​discovering new voices and content.

Danielle Judovitz Actor-Writer

Professional actor and renowned voice-over performer. Known as the voice of iconic animated superheroes. Credits include "Batman", "Toy Story", "Wolverine", "Social Network", "Full House", ​"Picket Fences", "Big Little Lies".

Ron Friedman Writer - Producer

WGA, DGA, SAG. One of the most prolific and celebrated television writers of all time, live action and animation writing guru behind "Transformers", "G.I. Joe", "Fantastic Four." Author of best-selling I Killed Optimus Prime. USC & Chapman University Professor of Screenwriting, a sought-after screenplay contest analyst, mentor, and workshop leader.

​Jeffrey Scott Writer - Producer

Emmy winning screenwriter, with hundreds of animated and live-action. TV and film writing/producing credits , Jeffrey is the acclaimed author of How to Write for Animation.

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