CLAUDE written by Hannah Patterson and produced by Alex Thiele is the 2017 Athena List Winner.
The Athena List is Hollywood’s Black List’s gender-conscious cousin. The female-focused Athena Film Festival, co-founded by Women & Hollywood’s Melissa Silverstein, partnered with Amazon Studios on the 2017 edition, featuring three to five unproduced screenplays that feature female leadership or strong female protagonists.
Amazon Studios have sponsored the edition of the list, which was launched by the festival in 2014 to help deal with a lack of female characters and misconceptions about female-led films. A committee of industry professionals participated in the selection of the screenplays on the 2017 list and, for the first time, winners participated in a symposium with the festival and Amazon Studios and had access to industry executives, helping them advance their projects.