An expert wordsmith, Monice Mitchell Simms is a Producers Guild of America Diversity Alumnae and an accomplished storyteller that slays the multiple platforms of film, television, publishing, podcasting and social media.
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.
Monice has reported for numerous publications, including The Directors Guild of America magazine. She also wrote, produced and directed two award-winning films, “Carmin’s Choice” and “Rain” for Showtime. And she has authored seven books, including her children’s story, “Nana’s Fridge,” and her historical novel, “Address: House of Corrections,” which is now a fan favorite scripted podcast on Soundcloud, Stitcher and Apple Podcast.
Monice holds a BA in journalism, a MFA in film, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology. And she’s currently a staff writer on the BET+ series, “All the Queen’s Men.” Her screenplay, “Redeemed,” adapted from the novel, “Surviving Justice,” is streaming on BET+ and Apple+TV. She recently co-wrote and produced the documentary, “Two Classes of 1968,” and Monice was the EP-showrunner and writer of the docuseries, “Discovering West Africa: Ghana, Senegal and Cameroon with World Wide Nate,” now streaming on Wondrium.
Constantly creating, Monice has a slate of original/adapted books, scripted podcasts and screenplays in development.