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NC State alumna selected to writing program
 
Published Wednesday, June 12, 2019
by Staff Reports

N.C. State alumna Shequeta Smith, a comic book writer, filmmaker and CEO of Shero Comics, has been selected to join the hottest new writing program in Hollywood, Imagine Impact 2.

Imagine Impact is an entertainment start-up established to cultivate and empower creative storytellers to turn an idea into a screenplay, teleplay or presentation in eight weeks. The program was created by director/producer Ron Howard and film producer Brian Grazer, known for their extensive catalogue of Hollywood movie classics such as Liar Liar, American Gangster, A Beautiful Mind, 8 Mile and Friday Night Lights.

Smith is among nine feature film screenwriters who were accepted into the second installment of Imagine Impact. The program received more than 4,000 applications from 57 countries and was subject to a meritocratic review process. The news came shortly after Smith’s hosting of Los Angeles’ first all-female comic convention, SheroCon.

“Imagine Impact is such a unique program because of the mentorship and opportunities to develop your craft,” she said. “I feel blessed to have been chosen, and I look forward to being introduced to Hollywood by Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, who have made some of my most favorite movies.”

For more information about Shero Comics, visit sherocomics.com.

 

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