Read About Monice’s Journey


An expert wordsmith, Monice Mitchell Simms is a 2019 Producers Guild of America Diversity Fellow and an accomplished storyteller that slays the multiple platforms of social/media, publishing and film.

As an award-winning poet and playwright, Monice penned “Stop the Great War,” which was recognized as a Lorraine’s Hansberry finalist in the American College Theatre Festival and produced as a film for public television.

As a journalist, she has reported for numerous magazines and newspapers, including Newsweek Magazine, The Directors Guild of America magazine and the Detroit Free Press.

As an award-winning screenwriter and filmmaker, Monice wrote, produced and directed the films, “Carmin’s Choice” and “Rain” for Showtime. She has also helmed and produced multiple projects, including “Breaking the Silence,” a Verizon/Los Angeles Urban League sponsored PSA on teen dating abuse and the documentary, “Keeping the Faith” on the career of broadcaster, Tavis Smiley.

As a published author, Monice penned the novel, “Address: House of Corrections,” the first in a fictionalized trilogy exploring the lives of her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and the children’s book, “Nana’s Fridge.”

Monice also holds a BA in journalism, a MFA in film, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology. Her screenplay, “Redeemed,” adapted from the novel, “Surviving Justice,” just wrapped production, and she has a slate of original and adapted books and screenplays in development.