Because March is Women's History Month, the BECHDEL BABES WRITING PARTNERS (, a diverse group of female film and TV writers, are making a little history of our own.  On March 22 and 23, 2018, we are presenting an industry only showcase which we are calling, BECHDEL BABES: Stories from the Other Half.  The purpose of this showcase is to introduce exciting new female writers to the shakers and movers of the industry.  

Our talented writers include Denise Cruz-Castino, Katy Farzanrad, Caroline Klimczuk, K.K. O’Brien, Lena Parodi, Sarah Ruttinger, Meggie Spellman, and Megan J. Wilson – all of whom have won or advanced in several competitions: the Nicholl Fellowship, Austin Film Festival, Script Pipeline, WeTV, Final Draft Big Break, ISA Fast Track Fellowship, Page Awards, CineStory, Creative World Awards, and more.  The group is led by Lily Mercer, an award-winning writer recently named by the International Screenwriters Association as one of the Top 25 Writers to Watch in 2018.

The budget for this event includes a studio rental (at $750 per night), audition/rehearsal space ($50 per hour), programs, signage, etc. - not to mention alcohol and refreshments.  Each of the BECHDEL BABES has been contributing monthly in anticipation of this event, but we need more support.  If you feel strongly about seeing female writers creating content, and if you want to see more women – from all walks of life – in leading roles, we hope you will help us.

For a $200 contribution you will receive a folder with autographed copies of all the scenes used in the showcase, and a quality BECHDEL BABES TOTE BAG to carry it.  In addition, your name will appear prominently in the program.

For $100 we will send you a signed program, and a BECHDEL BABES MUG. Your name will also appear prominently in the program.

For $50 you will receive a personalized thank you note from all the BECHDEL BABE writers.

For $10 you will receive undying gratitude from all the BECHDEL BABES, and the knowledge that you are supporting women writers in the industry.

Donations ()

  • Annlee Ellingson 
    • $20 
    • 26 mos
  • Marco Polanco 
    • $300 
    • 26 mos
  • Brenda Foley 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
  • Arden Pryor 
    • $10 
    • 26 mos
  • Sara Cogswell 
    • $100 
    • 27 mos
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Lily Mercer 
Sherman Oaks, CA
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