Marque Franklin-Williams received the Family Friendly Scholarship Award for his Pushing Daisies spec script, Ballet in 2008. Later that same year, Carnegie Mellon University hosted a reading of his screenplay The Legend of Sir Awesome. The university also hosted a reading of Recognizing Morgan, which would go on to be the winner of the Sloan Screenplay Competition. In 2009, Marque wrote a new jazz musical, Neon City, which received a workshop production at Carnegie Mellon and sold out in six minutes. Marque has written two teleplays, The End of an Era... Seriously, and Training File #217-C, which have been produced for and broadcasted on WQED, Pittsburgh public television. Marque holds a BA in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was the two time recipient of the Schubert Foundation Fellowship Award.
Marque Franklin-Williams was awarded a Screenwriting grant at Carnegie Mellon in 2009 for Recognizing Morgan