Ben Everhart’s ‘The Creator’ Selected As Grand Prize Winner
Of 2020 DTLA Film Festival’s Screenplay Contest
The real-life story of how Gene Roddenberry and Lucille Ball created the original
‘Star Trek’ debuts as a virtual table read Oct. 21st
Michael Bakkensen (‘The Americans’) and Risa Benson (‘Home Cooked News’)
Tapped for Starring Roles in a Cast of 30+
Contest Winners for Best Short Film and Best TV Pilot Also Announced
LOS ANGELES | October 6, 2020 — DTLA Film Festival, a leading showcase of independent film in Los Angeles, announced today that writer Ben Everhart’s “The Creator” has been selected as the grand prize winner of it 2020 Screenplay Contest. The story about how the unlikely collaboration between Gene Roddenberry and Lucille Ball produced the multi-billion-dollar “Star Trek” franchise will be produced as a taped-to-live table read, debuting on Wednesday, Oct. 21st, 7:00 pm PST on the festival’s Facebook and YouTube.