Arla Bowers won a Cine Golden Eagle award for her short narrative comedy FACING THE FIRST. She earned screen credit for the direct-to-video feature THE LOST STALLION. Her short script TWENTY QUESTIONS was highlighted at the International Family Film Festival in Los Angeles and is currently in pre-production. Arla has received scriptwriting honors in numerous competitions, including the Academy Nicholl Fellowship and the Maryland Independent Artist Award. She regularly serves as a judge for The Scriptwriter Network's Hollywood Outreach Program and as a speaker at WIFV’s ScriptDC. She produced the cable-aired MARY PICKFORD’S GIFT TO A NEW GENERATION and created the three-year moving image middle school curriculum “Lights, Camera, Literacy!” She is a member of the Alliance of Women Directors, as well as the Dramatists Guild, and is represented by a major independent literary agent in Los Angeles. Her work is highlighted in the 2014 and 2015 SPOTLIGHT ON SCREENWRITERS catalogues and she was chosen as one of just five writers to attend The Black List's 2015 NYC Mini-Lab.