This year’s Mental Health Action Day is on Thursday, May 18th and the theme, planned in partnership with TaskForce, is ACTION. What if everyone dedicated one hour to take action for their mental health? As an MTV Mental Health Talent Ambassador, and this year a Partner with MTV and Taskforce, Ali’s goal is to help empower people around the globe to take action for mental … More MTV Mental Health Action Day chats with Mike Doughty, Will Wheaton, and Craig Finn!
Today it was announced that Ali was selected as a 1in4 Coalition writer, an organization which is an intersectional coalition of disabled creatives currently working in Hollywood focused on long-term institutional shifts to increase employment and authentic representation of disabled people. She is one of 14 writers chosen in an extremely competitive process. Some of … More Ali named a 1in4 Coalition Writer!
It’s a good week for Ali’s screenplay, She’s Not There. First her award-winning story is advanced to the next round by Script Lab, then she lands in the Top 8% of discoverable projects and Top 10% of projects on the site. In a highly competitive field such as the Coverfly screenplay database, which showcases hundreds … More She’s Not There gets top ranking on Coverfly
Ali has been published yet again, this time returning to Smith & Kraus Books. She appears twice in The Best Men’s Stage Monologues of 2022 with selections from Sullen Girl (which had virtual pandemic readings with Dramatists Guild Footlights, EST LA SpringFest, and participated in the The Playwrights Realm Script Share). and I’ll Call You … More Ali’s work published again!
Ali was named the Resident Artist at the Citadel of Playwrights this summer. As a co-hort and resident artist, she spent weekly sessions presenting pages to the collective and panel of her play as she transferred it into a musical, with the new material by Craig Finn. The work culminated with a virtual performance of … More MacLean’s residency at The Citadel ends with virtual presentation of This Will Be Our Year
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.
MacLean’s This Will Be Our Year, fresh off dynamic performances at the Zephyr Theater, will be joining two other projects at the Sundance Institute’s Collective Kitchen later this month. The Sundance Institute Collective is a family of artists supported by Sundance Institute over the years through their labs, workshops, and the Sundance Film Festival. The … More This Will Be Our Year joins the Sundance Collective Kitchen
This Will Be Our Year, which debuts live at the Zephyr Theater on July 17th, has begun the rehearsal process. Director Jason Weiss, and the cast: Adam Sinclair, Ali MacLean, Juliet Lopez, and Eric Delgado, are working their way through the piece which follows the stormy and passionate ten-year relationship between a British rockstar and … More This Will Be Our Year rehearsals are underway!
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
Scriptd connects talented writers with fans and the industry to help promote and actualize film and TV’s next big scripts Described as Waitress meets What We Do In The Shadows, Lady Killer is MacLean‘s award-winning, dark comedy TV pilot, tonally similar to Barry. Shelly’s family and friends in small-town Bogalusa aren’t crazy about her long-distance courtship with Wayne … More SCRIPTD presents a Live Reading of Ali MacLean’s LADY KILLER