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 debut script, TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN, include Writer: Recommend Austin Film Festival, Semifinalist Scriptapalooza, Semifinalist Stowe Story Labs, Second Rounder Launchpad, Quarterfinalist Screencraft, WeScreenplay. MFA, Screenwriting and New Media, Antioch University, 2020.



  • Turquoise Mountain

    Turquoise Mountain Budget: $10M - $30M | Drama Adventure When a troubled female photojournalist now Chicago cabbie meets a Navajo scientist fighting GMO corn, she follows him out West to pursue romance, spiritual healing, and possibly staving off an apocalyptic Navajo prophecy, but their greatest challenge is their improbable mix of cultures which forces them both to change.


  • Scriptapalooza Semifinalist

  • Stowe Story Labs Semifinalist

  • 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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