2019 WIF | Black List Writing Labs

 

The applications to the 2019 Black List and Women In Film Writers Programs are live!

2019 Feature Residency

This year, we’re thrilled to announce that the Black List and Women In Film will invite six promising non-professional screenwriters who identify as women to participate in a one year residency, kicking off with a weekend intensive in the Los Angeles area the weekend of July 19, 2019. Over the kickoff weekend, writers involved in the Lab will workshop one feature screenplay through one-on-one sessions with screenwriting mentors and in peer workshops. Throughout the following 12 months, writers will be supported through arranged meetings with representation, production companies, and fellow writers to elevate their projects and career trajectories. Writers will also be invited to exclusive Black List and Women In Film events through the end of June 2020.

The kickoff weekend of the Feature Residency is a residential program. Travel and accommodations will be provided. If you are accepted into the Residency, you will be required to board in the provided accommodations for the duration of the weekend. For meetings during the remainder of the year, travel will not be provided, however every effort will be made to accommodate remote connections, if needed.

RESIDENCY DATES

February 22, 2019 – Applications open
April 15, 2019 – WIF Feature Residency Applications Due
June 10, 2019 – Short List Writers notified
Mid-June 2019 – Skype interviews (week of June 17)
June 21, 2019 – Participants notified
Weekend of July 19, 2019 – Kickoff Weekend
July 23, 2019 to June 30, 2020 – Residency

IMPORTANT: Please note, applicants can apply through either Women In Film or the Black List, however instructions are different for each platform. Women In Film applicants must be active WIF Members in good standing. For Black List instructions, please click here.

ELIGIBILITY

• You are the sole and exclusive author of the feature screenplay submitted for consideration.
• You have not received more than $100K in aggregate to date as compensation for film or television writing work.
• If selected for participation in the Feature Residency, you are available to participate in the kickoff weekend in the Los Angeles area July 19 – 22, 2019.
• If selected for participation in the Feature Residency, you are available to participate in meetings throughout July 2019 – June 2020, and will collaborate with Black List and Women In Film staff for scheduling.
 

2019 Episodic Lab

The Black List and Women In Film will invite six to eight promising non-professional television writers who identify as women to the Lab. The Lab will run twice weekly for four weeks beginning on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and will consist of script development, peer workshopping sessions and Master Classes with established writers and industry executives. Lab participants will have their final pilots read by agencies and networks.Past advisors and Master Class teachers include Cindy Chupack (“Divorce”), Monica Beletsky (“Parenthood”), Carly Wray (“Westworld”), Gloria Calderon Kellett (“One Day at a Time”), Glen Mazzara (“The Dark Tower”) and many others.

Travel and accommodations will not be provided for Lab participants. If you are applying to the Lab and do not live in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, you will need to cover your own travel and accommodation expenses.

LAB DATES

February 22, 2019 – Lab Applications open
May 24, 2019 – WIF Episodic Lab Applications Due
August 16, 2019 – Short List Writers notified
End of August 2019 – In-person interviews
September 6, 2019 – Participants notified
Week of October 1, 2019 – Episodic Lab begins

IMPORTANT: Please note, applicants can apply through either Women In Film or the Black List, however instructions are different for each platform. Women In Film applicants must be active WIF Members in good standing. For Black List instructions, please click here.

ELIGIBILITY

•You are the sole and exclusive author of the teleplay submitted for consideration.
•You have not received more than $25K in aggregate to date as compensation for television writing work.
•If selected for participation in the Episodic Lab, you are available to participate in the Lab program in Los Angeles, CA between October 1 and October 25, 2019

 

Participants of the 2018 The Black List / Women In Film Episodic Lab for Women Writers:

Davia Carter // DOUBLE TIME DAMES
Paula Sorge Moynihan // YOU BET
Jamie Park // THE (STRANGE, PROPHETIC AND SUPER-FUCKING TIMELY) REVELATION OF JENNIFER KIM
Sasha Perl-Raver // TINK
Naja Rayne // ABOVE THE FOLD
Brittany Worthington // THE QUICKENING

Click here to view the Semi-Finalists