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 film, television, publishing 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.
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.”
And as a fiction podcast writer-producer, Monice adapted and directed her novel, “Address: House of Corrections” as an Ear Movie limited series.
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,” will be hitting theatres soon. She also has a slate of original/adapted books, fiction podcasts and screenplays in development, and she’s a recent graduate of the Producers Guild of America Diversity Masters Workshop.