Congratulations to Our 2021 TV Fellow, Louisa Makaran!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2021 TV Fellowship winner, Louisa Makaron, whose winning original drama script, PAPERGIRL, impressed us with its frank, funny voice and vibrant characterizations. In PAPERGIRL, as World War II winds down and men return from the front, a plucky newspaperwoman fights to keep her job. Louisa grew up in “Sin City” […]

Austin Film Festival Names TV Fellow Kelly Strathmore on Top 25 Screenwriters To Watch List

Congratulations to our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, named by Austin Film Festival as one of its top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2020! The list includes “a roster of promising and innovative voices, featuring writers from diverse backgrounds, mediums, and points in their careers.” It says of Kelly, “Strathmore’s screenplay East Palo Alto was a […]

Congratulations to Our 2020 TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore!

We’re thrilled to introduce our 2020 CineStory TV Fellow, Kelly Strathmore, whose winning original comedy script, EAST PALO ALTO, impressed us with its unique voice and quirky, vibrant characters whose antics are well worth following into a full series. As this year’s Fellow, Kelly will receive $1,000, free tuition and housing for this year’s TV […]

2019 TV Fellow Robert Axelrod Receives HUMANITAS New Voices Award!

Congratulations to Robert Axelrod, our 2019 TV Fellow, who received a prestigious HUMANITAS New Voices Award for his script TUCKED. He and five other HUMANITAS New Voices winners will be honored at the 45th annual HUMANITAS Prize event on Friday, January 24, 2020. Robert and the other winning writers receive mentorship and $7,500. For more […]

First Person: Robert Axelrod

Recently, CineStory’s Co-Executive Director Carlo Martinelli caught up with the 2019 CineStory TV Fellow, Robert Axelrod as part of our First Person interview series. Robert is based in Los Angeles and, when not writing, works as a legal assistant at Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson LLP as a legal assistant. In addition to winning the CineStory […]

Congratulations to Our 2019 TV Fellow

We’re thrilled to introduce the 2019 CineStory TV Fellow, Robert Axelrod, whose wining episodic spec comedy script BETTER THINGS – “Goy Vey” impressed us with his skill in capturing the tone of the show while also showcasing his own writing voice. As this year’s Fellow, Robert will receive $1,000, free tuition and housing for this […]

Meet Naomi Iwamoto, Our 2018 TV/Digital Fellowship Winner

We’re thrilled to announce that Naomi Iwamoto is the winner of CineStory’s 2018 TV/Digital Fellowship!

And the 2017 TV/Digital Fellow Is…

From the talented pool of writers, we are excited to announce Chase Pletts as the 2017 CineStory TV/Digital Fellow! Chase was born in a bathtub in New York City. At seven years old, banished to the bedroom during an adults-only holiday party, he discovered a tape of The Exorcist and popped it into the VCR. […]

And the TV/Digital Fellowship Winner Is…

From a talented field of writers, we’re proud to announce L.M. Harter as the 1st ever CineStory TV Fellow! L.M. grew up in an old coal miner’s house and was first runner up Little Miss Parade of the Hills Pageant (to this day she still believes the other girl cheated.) She took her driver’s exam […]