PUBLICITY & AWARDS
GENRE BUSTING SCREENPLAY COMPETITION - Semi-Finalist
June, 2021 - Julie's feature screenplay, "Kid Brother," advanced to the Semifinals of the ISA's Drama Genre Busting Screenplay Competition.
NATIONAL LAMPOON COMEDY GOLD - Winner
November, 2018 - Julie's feature screenplay, "My Clone's an A-Hole," won Stage 32 & National Lampoon's Search for Comedy Gold competition.
THE A-LIST - Winner, Hour TV Drama Pilot
January, 2018 - Julie was named winner of the Hour TV Drama Pilot category of the A-List, a competition showcasing the best screenplays and TV pilots written by industry assistants, as voted on by other industry assistants.
FRESH WAVE COMPETITION - Quarterfinalist
March 10, 2017 - Julie's Half-Hour pilot "Obnoxious Older Sister's Know-it-All Guide to
Your Teens" was named a quarterfinalist in Issa Rae and CoCre.TV's Fresh Wave
Competition (one of the top 50 projects of over 1000 submitted).
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL - Second Rounder
September 8, 2016 - Julie's TV Drama pilot "INSIDE" and her one-hour spec episode of
iZombie ("Monkey Business") were named Second Rounders (top 15% of over 9100
entries) in Austin Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.
FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY - Guest Speaker
On March 24, 2016, Julie spoke to film and writing students at Full Sail University as
part of a writing panel that also featured comedy writer/producer Dave Drabik, comic
book writer Daniel Corey, and TV animation writer/poet Mark McKain.
THE ACT OUTS WRITERS' SHOWCASE -
February 8, 2016 - A live staged reading of Julie's latest work will be presented
on Thursday, February 18th at 7:30 PM as part of The Act Outs Writers' Showcase,
"Past, Present, Future."
FINAL DRAFT'S BIG BREAK COMPETITION -
Top 3 Winner, Feature Comedy Category
December 8, 2015 - Julie's feature comedy script "MY CLONE'S AN A-HOLE" was
named a Top Three Winner in the Comedy Feature portion of Final Draft's
SCREENCRAFT PILOT LAUNCH - Finalist
December 7, 2015 - Julie's TV drama pilot script "TESTERS" has been named a finalist
in ScreenCraft's 2015 Pilot Launch Competition. You can read more about the
PRESENTER - THE FLORIDA WRITERS CONVENTION
for Youth panel and moderated the Script-to-Screen panel at The Florida Writers
Convention, October 15-18, 2015 at The Hilton Orlando in Altamonte Springs Florida.
NICHOLL FELLOWSHIP IN SCREENWRITING -
July 18, 2015 - Julie's feature comedy script, "MY CLONE'S AN A-HOLE," placed within
the top 5% of the 7442 entries received, advancing to the quarterfinal round of the
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Nicholl Fellowship.
SUNDANCE EPISODIC STORY LABS - 2ND ROUND
April 1, 2015 - Julie's pilot, "OBNOXIOUS OLDER SISTER'S KNOW-IT-ALL GUIDE TO YOUR TEENS," advanced to the 2nd round of the Sundance Institute's Episodic Story Lab program. Read more about the program here.
INDIEWIRE.COM - "HERE'S THE NEXT GENERATION OF FEMALE SCREENWRITERS"
Oct. 24, 2014 - Read more here.
JULIE NAMED ONE OF TOP 100 WRITERS ON THE VERGE BY THE TRACKING BOARD
Julie was named as one of the top 100 writers on the verge on The Tracking Board's 2014 Young and Hungry List
UNIVERSAL PICTURES EMERGING WRITERS FELLOWSHIP - Finalist
Julie was honored to have been named a finalist in the 2014 UNIVERSAL PICTURES EMERGING WRITERS FELLOWSHIP.
AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL TELEPLAY COMPETITION - 2nd Rounder, Spec Sitcom
Julie's spec "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" script, "YIPPEE KI-JAKE," was named a 2014 second rounder in the prestigious AUSTIN FILM FESTIVAL'S TELEPLAY COMPETITION. She was also a 2013 Finalist in the AMC 1-Hour TV Drama pilot portion of the competition with her original pilot script, "12 DAYS."
FARFARIA FEATURED AUTHOR
Julie was chosen as one of FarFaria's Featured Authors. Check out what she had to say about her writing process here.
JULIE'S BOOK, "PATRICK'S PRIDE," FEATURED ON THE GLAAD WRAP
AMERICA'S NEWEST SCRIPTWRITER - Finalist
Julie's pilot "OBNOXIOUS OLDER SISTER'S KNOW-IT-ALL GUIDE TO YOUR TEENS" earned her a finalist award in the AMERICA'S NEWEST SCRIPTWRITER COMPETITION, sponsored by Overbrook Entertainment and the Alliance for Family Entertainment.
ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS - Winner
Children's Picture Book - Published
Julie's Children's Book "SOFIA'S FLOWER" earned her first place in the 2013 ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARDS. Read more about "SOFIA'S FLOWER" on the FARFARIA BLOG, and check out a preview of "SOFIA'S FLOWER" HERE.
SCRIPT PIPELINE FILM/TV COMPETITIONS - Finalist
Julie is a 2-time finalist in the SCRIPT PIPELINE ANNUAL WRITING COMPETITIONS.
Read more about her feature screenplay, "THE WELL," and her TV Pilot, "OBNOXIOUS
OLDER SISTER'S KNOW-IT-ALL GUIDE TO YOUR TEENS" HERE.
UCLA PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS
SCREENPLAY COMPETITION -
Julie's feature film script, "THE WELL" was a 2008
Honorable Mention Recipient in the UCLA Professional
Programs Screenplay Competition.