RAYVEN CHOI's Shequeta Smith Chosen for Ron Howard & Brian Grazer's Storytelling Program

Shequeta Smith
Shequeta Smith
Credit: Imagine Impact
Credit: Imagine Impact

Press Release

Comic Book Writer, Filmmaker and CEO of Shero Comics, Shequeta Smith, 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 from around the globe to turn an idea into a screenplay, teleplay or presentation in 8-weeks.   The program was created by Director/Producer, Ron Howard, and Mega 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 9 feature film screenwriters who were accepted into the second installment of Imagine Impact. The program received more than 4000 applications from 57 countries which was subject to a meritocratic review process. The news came shortly after Smith’s hosting of Los Angeles’ first-ever all-female comic convention, SheroCon. SheroCon was a one-day celebration of female comic creators, cosplayers and local sheroes which was a complete success with over two thousand attendees.

Credit: Shero Comics

Asked to comment on this recent achievement, Smith said: “Imagine impact is such a unique program because of the mentorship and opportunities to develop your craft.  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.”

The lucky writers are mentored by established industry writers and showrunners including Sascha Penn, Doug Ellin, Michelle Mulroney, Kieran Mulroney, Akiva Goldsman, Stacy Traub and Seth Grahame-Smith. Smith will be working on the film script, “Taking the Throne” and mentored by Michele Mulroney- who makes up one half of the powerhouse husband wife Hollywood Screenwriting Duo, “The Mulroneys”.

 Smith’s Shero Comics is a platform for her award-winning graphic novel comic series, Rayven Choi.  She is currently working on her upcoming documentary, The Shero Universe, which documents her travel to international comic-cons and explores the history of black women in comics. For further information about Shero Comics, visit: sherocomics.com.

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