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» New Voices

Discover. Nurture. Empower. Launch.

The purpose of NEW VOICES is to discover, nurture, empower and help launch the careers of talented emerging writers who have a fresh voice and a unique worldview.

In partnership with ABC Studios, CBS Studios, HBO Entertainment, FX, Lionsgate, NBCUniversal, Warner Brothers Studios, Sony Pictures Television and Twentieth Century FOX Television, HUMANITAS awards four $15,000 grants to emerging writers whose work personifies the kind of writing HUMANITAS has honored for almost four decades. In addition to the grant, the winning writers write a pilot script under the supervision of a HUMANITAS Advisory Council member/Showrunner.

2013 New Voices winners Stephen Cedars, Benji Kleiman, and Scott Yacyshyn met at UCLA and have been working together since 2006. They won the award for Best Comedy Short at the LA Comedy Shorts Festival two years in a row. They perform a weekly live improv show in Silverlake under their moniker, The Olde Money Boyz.