Out In Hollywood Releases 2024 Out Loud List Of Unproduced TV Pilot Scripts By Queer Writers

Queer advocacy group Out In Hollywood has released its fourth annual list of unproduced queer-focused television pilot scripts of the past year.

“Anti-trans, anti-drag, and anti-queer legislation are sadly on the rise, and we believe that by normalizing audiences’ understanding of people different from them, we can help foster greater acceptance and empathy,” founder Logan Kriete said.

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The Out Loud List is created based on recommendations from the queer community in Hollywood. Scripts are evaluated based on criteria including the strength of the writer’s voice, viability of the project to be sold in today’s marketplace, conceptual freshness, and a modified version of GLAAD’s Vito-Russo Test (similar to the Bechdel Test).

For the first time, the writers were honored in person at Beyond Pride: The Future of Queer Television event.

Check out Out in Hollywood’s 2024 Out Loud List below, which includes a brief synopsis of each script and contact information for its writer.

Jesse Scott Egan (he/him)
A gay former child star embarks on the journey of fatherhood as he navigates real family, chosen family, and the resurgence of TV family when his former best friend and costar, “America’s sweetheart”, comes back into the picture wanting a baby of her own.
Robbie Ezratty (Artists First)

Mohamed “Moe” El Emam
When black-sheep Mazin’s golden-child younger brother blows his life up on the first night of Ramadan, Mazin begrudgingly helps him pick up the pieces—even if it entails more time with their judgey parents.
Garrett Greer (Haven Entertainment)

Mike Kosinski
Annie Hart gets a second chance at life when she’s released from prison after serving 17 years of a wrongful conviction, but now she must navigate a society she no longer recognizes; aging parents, and a son who no longer wants her in his life.
Brooke Shoemaker (Artists First)

Derek Liakos
It’s 1942 on the gilded Gold Coast of Long Island, and the Jewish-American Helenberg family wields their wealth and power with cunning tact. While war rages an ocean away, it suddenly arrives home in the form of a young man claiming to be a British refugee—but who has in reality arrived on the Helenbergs’ doorstep with much more nefarious intentions.
Open to representation

Liz Lorie
In a world where a tangible window into the afterlife reveals that the age and state of your body at death is how you will exist for eternity, a young woman must take drastic measures to die young and inadvertently learns how to live.
Open to representation

Victor M. Rocha
Three years after every cisgender heterosexual in the world suddenly disappears, an unlikely group of friends struggles to figure out their lives.
Garrett Greer (Haven Entertainment)

Sophie Santos
Follows sideline reporter Mary Brigman in the NFL as she is unexpectedly forced to fill a legendary commentator’s seat on-air and grapple with being the first female color commentator.
Casey Neumeier (Artists First)

Alice Stanley Jr.
After a devastating friend break-up, a seemingly cheerful millennial girly becomes obsessed with finding a new bff, at any cost.
Kate Hart (Anonymous Content)

Jesse D. Turk
At a Modern Orthodox Jewish high school, a closeted gay sophomore and his two best friends must come to terms with their own identities as they navigate awkward romance, overzealous rabbis and antisemitic bullies from another school.
Open to representation

Tommar Wilson
Twenty years after abandoning his Broadway dreams to care for his family, a middle aged, midwestern restaurant manager attempts to find happiness in the strangely competitive and political world of community theater.
Becca Lonngren (Circle M+P)

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