strength in collaboration


our Team

We are local Reno filmmakers who strive to connect local and international screenwriters with producers in an effort to create world-class content. 

We believe in teaching screenwriters how to develop material with serious market potential, and how to use that knowledge to forge a path forward. 

This is how we build our Reno community and raise the bar so our network of storytellers expands and thrives.

Winners will get their script or proof-of-concept scenes produced!*

*The prize is non-exchangeable, non-transferable, and is not redeemable for cash or other prizes.


MJ Palo

Producer - Filmmaker

MJ PaloProducer- Filmmaker

MJ is an award-winning screenwriter, producer and director. Her first feature film was produced in 2019. She has since produced and directed 2 feature films and is currently seeking new projects for development.

Andrew Arguello

Producer - Director

Andrew ArguelloProducer - Director

Founder of Mad Wife Productions. Andrew started his film career at Disney. He's been involved in both low-budget indie films as well as world-famous high-budget projects. Andrew has worked with Gary Baum (Will & Grace), James Burrows (Will & Grace), and John Ealer (Netflix’s Roman Empire).

Gregory Klino


Gregory KlinoProducer

Gregory has been a part of the local Reno film community for more than 15 years. He began his career as an actor, eventually establishing himself as a local director, producer, and screenwriter. He also works as a teacher with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival. Greg has been involved with the production of several feature films, short films and TV series.


Screenplay Contests

Feature Screenplay Contest

TV Pilot Contest

Short Script Contest