Diane Joy Schmidt

Diane Joy Schmidt


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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September 2021
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About Diane

As an award-winning journalist and photojournalist I've been around the world and now have taken a deeper dive into screenwriting. Recent accolades for my first script, MITZI GETS IT, include Writer: Recommend Austin Film Festival, finalist Launchpad, Scriptapalooza, WeScreenplay. MFA, Screenwriting, Antioch University, 2020.



  • Turquoise Mountain

    Turquoise Mountain Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Adventure Mitzi, a troubled Jewish photojournalist driving a taxi the night-shift on Christmas Eve in Chicago, meets Jack His-Horse-is-Fast, a divorced Navajo professor and traditional farmer urgently concerned about genetic modification of corn pollen. They find they are kindred spirits and she follows Jack out West for this chance at spiritual healing, romance, and to possibly avert a Navajo prophecy about the end of all human life. But, the biggest challenge to their budding romance is their improbable mix of cultures that forces them both to change.


  • Screencraft Feature Quarterfinalist

  • Scriptapalooza Quarterfinalist

  • Launchpad Second Rounder

  • Austin Film Festival Coverage Writer: RECOMMEND

  • L.A. International Screenplay Awards SEMI-FINALIST

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