Current Judges

(Here I Stand)
Writer-Scripts sold
(The Champion Inside, Scar Across My Heart)
(Blood, Bruises & Broken Bones)
(A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Livescompleted in Dec. 2017, A Cup Full of Crazy- in development)

Executive Producer
(The Terror) TV Series
(The Wolf of Wall Street, Paranoia)

(Nobody Nowhere, Deaf Ghost, Two Days and a Bombshell, #Lovelines)
(G.B.F.), (The Lowe Men)
Managing Director of  Deaf West Theatre

Executive Producer/Writer
(Sex Ed: The Series)
(Devil’s Catch)
Has written for HBO and Miramax.
Former SIP winner!

(The Best and the Brightest)

(The Perfect Man, Never Again, Bad Hair Day).
Dawn also serves as an executive with Terence Michael ( and EP on two Award Winning short films (The Boy, Butterflies).

(Chicago FireTo Appomattox– TV mini series, Army Wives, The O.C. Philly, NYPD Blue)

Actor (Grace & Frankie, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Younger, Gone, Universal TV, Chicago Justice, Longmire, Elementary,
Manhattan, Hail, Caesar!, Love You Man, The Middle
Writer/Producer (Issues)

Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
Executive Manager, Lightstorm Entertainment (Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Titanic)
Producer (Sistuhs)
Post Production Manager (A Time of Destiny)

TV: Executive Producer (Underground)
Film: Executive Producer (La La Land, Southside With You)
Theater: Producer (Jitney and Turn Me Loose)

Writer (City on Fire, Line of Duty on 2013 Black List)
Producer/Writer/Director (Just One Look, Allen Mack)

Executive Producer (Untitled Elvis Presley Documentary for HBO, Fahrenheit 451 for HBO pre-production ,Vikings, You Me Her)

Executive Producer (The Fix, His Good Will, The Boy)
Co-Producer (ESPN 30 for 30: Playing For The Mob)

Writer/Director (ESPN 30 for 30: Playing For The Mob, His Good Will, Exile, Butterflies)
Executive Producer (The Fix)

Writer / Director / Executive Producer  (Lucky Day, 2018)
Writer / Executive Producer (Beowulf, 2007)
Writer / Director / Executive Producer (The Rules of Attraction, 2002)

Co-Executive Producer (Divorce, Smash)
Ex Producer (Odd Mom Out)
Producer (Sex in the City)

Untitled Female Driven WW II Spy Thriller (Writer/Producer/Actor)
Equity (Producer/Actor)
Backwards (Executive Producer/Producer/Actor)

Actor (Orange is the New Black, Egg, Better Things, HBO’s The Deuce, How to Get Away With Murder, Equity)
Producer (Egg, Equity, Backwards)
Writer (Equity)

Writer (Return to Return to Nuke ‘Em High Aka Vol. 2-screenplay, Mickey Mouse– TV series short, Get Blake!- TV series)

Past Judges

Ben Hickernell

Geoffrey Klein

Brian Klugman

Michael Lee

Lisa Lindstrom

Brendan McDonald

Stephen Rivele

Mark Rosenthal

Rebecca Creskoff

Melissa Fitzgerald