TORONTO, October 30, 2020 - Open Screenplay is delighted to announce that actress, comedian, writer, and disability advocate, Maysoon Zayid has joined their advisory board. The multi-talented Zayid is the co-founder/co-executive producer of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival. She was a full-time On Air Contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann and is a frequent guest on CNN's New Day. She is a recurring character on General Hospital and appeared alongside Adam Sandler in You Don't Mess with the Zohan. Maysoon was named 1 of 100 Women of 2015 by the BBC, she had the most viewed TED Talk of 2014, and is the author of the bestselling memoir, Find Another Dream.
Open Screenplay Founder and CEO, Khaled Sabawi, said "Simply put, Mayoon Zayid is a trailblazer. Her ability to rise to the challenge is an inspiration to us all. We are beyond excited to have Maysoon join Open Screenplay’s advisory board. She has provided a powerful, much-needed, and long overdue voice for disabled artists in Hollywood and we stand to learn much from her on our mission to give a voice to the underrepresented."
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Open Screenplay, a free, first-of-its-kind online platform and marketplace that connects content buyers with a community of diverse storytellers and screenwriters looking to write, learn, and collaborate. Visit us at www.openscreenplay.com
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