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Annette Maxberry-Carrara and her husband, Jean Louis Carrara

Winner of the Moms@Work Scholarship

In late 2019, Annette Maxberry-Carrara, won the Moms@Work Scholarship for an early draft of her screenplay, Night Letter. This scholarship allowed her to attend our Story Summit without financial burden to her or her family.

While at the Summit in February 2020, Annette was mentored on her original screenplay by Tab Murphy, who worked with her one-on-one. “I was thrilled to be chosen for the Story Summit scholarship, especially to be personally mentored by Tab Murphy, one of the Academy Award nominated writers of Gorillas in the Mist and Disney’s Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

“The great thing about Annette is that she was anxious to make her script better and she was determined to do just that,” says mentor Tab Murphy. “Writers are chosen to attend the Summit not only because of their talent, but also because they have an interest in being heard. Annette was the perfect mentee.” …


David Paul Kirkpatrick

Co-founder of MIT Center for Future Storytelling, President of Paramount Pictures, Production Chief of Walt Disney Studios, optimist, author and teacher.

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