Yvonne Potter

Yvonne Potter

Researcher and Screenwriter

New York City, New York

Member Since:
April 2021
Last online:
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About Yvonne

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 December 2021, POLA ranked #10 on Coverfly's THE RED LIST in the category of Historical Feature as well as being listed in the top 1% of all scripts submitted to Stage32 in 2021. The project has also garnered nine finalist industry awards.

Yvonne is currently working on a number of historical screenwriting projects for film and streaming.



  • POLA

    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.

  • VOID

    VOID Budget: $5M - $10M | Historical War During the first six weeks of WWII, Dr. Renate — a determined German psychiatrist — embarks on a personal mission to save mentally ill patients from becoming victim to the first Nazi Zyklon B experiment on Polish soil, during which her inner demons and guilt resurface, forcing her to confront the moments leading up to her daughter’s tragic death.


  • 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

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