Ali MacLean’s multi-award-winning dark comedy pilot Lady Killer has been named the top ten comedies in the International Screen Play Association’s Table Read My Screenplay competition. The winner is given a reading at the acclaimed Austin Film Festival, however due to COVID, it may be moved to a streaming performance. MacLean’s pilot follows women who … More Lady Killer Top Ten in ISA’s Austin Competition
Ali took part in a RespectAbility panel on mental health in media as part of Mental Health Awareness Month. MacLean, an advocate for mental health awareness, is the author of the award-winning play She’s Not There, about a woman struggling to contain her depression while beginning a new relationship. RespectAbility is a founding partner in … More MacLean joins Mental Health in Media panel
Ali MacLean has been selected for the prestigious 2021 Stowe Story Labs. From hundreds of applications, MacLean’s project, a dark comedy television series called Lady Killer, was one of the 30 projects that was selected for the 2021 creative workshop. MacLean also received an honorable mention and cash prize for the Sidewalk Film Fellowship for … More Ali MacLean Selected for Stowe Story Labs
MacLean’s acclaimed pilot, Lady Killer, which examines prison dating and America’s obsession with violence, has been named a semi-finalist by the esteemed Stowe Story Labs. Stowe Story Labs brings screenwriters, filmmakers, and creative producers together with seasoned industry professionals to help get projects made and seen. The Sidewalk Lab is being built in partnership with the team … More Lady Killer advances to Semi-Finals in Stowe Story Lab fellowships
The screenplay adaptation of Ali MacLean’s award-winning play She’s Not There has advanced in the TSL Screenplay competition. The script has made it to the quarter-finals, placing it in the top 1,000 out of 13,000 entries. Funny, poignant, experimental, and shocking, She’s Not There explores how mental illness can hijack a relationship. The personification of depression … More She’s Not There advances in The Script Lab screenplay competition
Ali’s half hour dark comedy, Lady Killer, which also received the Writers For Writers fellowship, will be advancing to the semifinalist round of the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition. WESCREENPLAY.COM Announcing the Diverse Voices Fall 2018 Semifinalists – WeScreenplay Before we announce the semifinalists, we’re very excited to announce that everyone who submitted their … More Dark comedy Lady Killer advances in WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Screenwriting Lab
ScreenCraft has recognized She’s Not There as a quarter-finalist in their Stage Play competition. She’s Not There has also been a Semi-Finalist for the Gary Marshall Theatre New Works Festival, a Finalist for the Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program, and was the winner of the 2018 John Gassner Playwriting Award. SCREENCRAFT.ORG Announcing the 2018 ScreenCraft … More She’s Not There advances in ScreenCraft competition.