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Proud of her Polish heritage and fascinated by the influence of Polish artists on early cinema, Yvonne has a passionate interest in Pola Negri, the first foreign film star to be contracted to a Hollywood studio, namely Paramount in 1922.
POLA is a feature spec script co-written with Lea Sellers, a British writer based in London.
In June 2021, the project was ranked #16 on Coverfly's THE RED LIST in the category of Historical Feature. It has also garnered nine finalist awards.
Yvonne is currently working on a number of screenwriting projects for film and streaming.
POLA Budget: $10M - $30M | Historical ⋄ Biography Caught in the Hollywood machine, Paramount’s first foreign film star struggles with fame, love and a hostile press.
Quarterfinalist, SWN Screenplay Competition, Goldman Award
Semifinalist, Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival
Finalist, ScreenCraft True Story & Public Domain Competition
Finalist, Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards
Semifinalist, Filmmatic - Inroads Fellowship
Semifinalist, Filmmatic Screenplay Awards - Drama (5th)
Semifinalist, WeScreenplay Feature Contest
Quarterfinalist, TSL Free Screenplay Contest
Quarterfinalist, Shore Scripts Feature Contest
Kings College London