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, In the Heart of Sanity- in development)

Writer/ Producer/ Director
(Night Catches Us)

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

(The Bachelors)
Executive Producer
(The Last Full Measure,  JoyAmerican Hustle, Nebraska, The Way Way Back, Silver Linings Playbook, The Descendants)

Director/Actor (Delco Proper)
Actor (Zeroes, How to Get Away With Murder)

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).

(Taxi 22, Mad Men, Bates Motel, Hung, Law and Order)

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

(Courting Des Moines, The West Wing, Simple Things)
(Voices of Uganda, Hope Not Lost, Listen)

Executive Producer/Writer
(The Goldbergs, Breaking In)
Consulting Producer
(Still Standing)
Former SIP Winner!

Actor (Gone-shooting now, Universal TV, Chicago Justice, Longmire, Elementary,
Manhattan, Hail, Caesar!, Love You Man, The Middle
Writer/Producer (Issues)

Executive Vice President MGM Motion Picture Group (Creed, 27 Dresses, Meet the Fockers, Friday Night Lights)

Artistic Director, Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival 2017
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)

Director (City on Fire)
Tony Award Nominated Stage Actor, Playwright, Film and TV star (Fear the Walking Dead, Lincoln, Selma, The Birth of a Nation)

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)

Past Judges

Roy J. Bank

Elizabeth Banks

William S. Beasley

Todd Berger

Holly Brown

Mark Christopher

Lisa Cortes

Lee Daniels

Jim Young

Ben Hickernell

Geoffrey Klein

Brian Klugman

Michael Lee

Lisa Lindstrom

Brendan McDonald

Stephen Rivele

Mark Rosenthal

Derek Dressler