On May 19th, Ali participated as an ambassador and panelist for Mental Health Action Day, powered by MTV Entertainment. The second National ‘Mental Health Action Day’ was a mission to drive the culture of Mental Health from awareness to action. Setting the theme of ‘Connection,’ Ali MacLean and more than 1400 companies and organizations addressed the surge of … More Ali MacLean takes part in Mental Health Action Day, interviews top artists
Ali was honored to represent RespectAbility at the Marvel Studios Eternals premiere sponsored by #oneopen. This film features the first deaf superhero, Makkari, and was subtitled, a new addition for some movie theaters across the country. MacLean is an alumnus of the 2020 Respectability Entertainment Lab, a fellowship for entertainment professionals with disabilities. RespectAbility is … More MacLean represents RespectAbility at the Eternals movie premiere.
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
Coverfly, a platform for screenwriters and television writers, has featured Ali on social media, highlighting her Live Script read for her comedy Lady Killer. Ali’s script Lady Killer is now ranked in the top 2% percentile on the website of best scripts. She has been chosen by Coverfly for their competitive Pitchweek series twice.
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.