The Athena Film Festival is so proud to have been the first to recognize Daniel Stiepleman’s script, “On the Basis of Sex”, which will be made into a feature film starring Natalie Portman as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“On the Basis of Sex” was one of four scripts on the inaugural ATHENA LIST – a slate of screenplays with female leaders or strong female protagonists that have yet to be made into films. After being honored by Athena, the script then landed on the 2014 Black List as well.

Currently in negotiations to direct “Basis of Sex” is Marielle Heller, whose “The Diary of a Teenage Girl” became the breakout hit of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Congratulations Daniel! We can’t wait to screen your film at Athena! (hint, hint)