An expert wordsmith, Monice Mitchell Simms is a 2019 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.
Also a creative writing teacher and coach, Monice 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,” will be hitting theatres soon, and she has a slate of original/adapted books, scripted podcasts and screenplays in development.
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