DAMN WRITE ORIGINALS is a New Media Screenwriting Label based in Atlanta, GA. Founded by screenwriter, Nakia Stephens, in March 2014, this indie screenwriting label serves as a vehicle to drive stories that specifically ascend Women & People of Color. Our writers are committed to bold and authentic storytelling and have developed screenplays for platforms, such as Film, Television, Interactive Gaming, Animated Stories, and Web Series. In addition to our company projects, Damn Write Originals also desires to help other storytellers bring their stories to life by offering servicessuch as script feedback, story consultations, and screenplay writing.
Nakia Stephens is an award-winning screenwriter/filmmaker born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a graduate of Savannah State University’s Mass Communications program where her concentration was Radio/Television Broadcasting. During her undergrad tenure, Nakia also Studied writing in Shanghai, Beijing, and Ghana. After receiving her degree, Nakia went on to work and study screenwriting in Los Angeles, California. Her travel and studies helped influence her love for storytelling so much that in 2014 Nakia decided to be the master of her own fate by creating the Damn Write Originals screenwriting Label. Nakia is an avid champion for Women and People of Color and as Founder and Chief of Content for Damn Write Originals, she is devoted to telling authentic and purposeful stories. Since the launch of her Label, Nakia has been recognized for her work by festivals and platforms such as BLAVITY, ABFF, Rolling Out Magazine, Black Girls Rock, Bronze Lens, and Content Creators of Atlanta (just to name a few). Nakia believes in the magic of storytelling and always creates art with a purpose greater than self.
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