WIF | Black List Writing Labs

Applications to the 2019 Black List and Women In Film Writers Programs have closed. Thanks to all who applied!

2019 EPISODIC LAB — APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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.

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.

For technical support, please contact 323-935-2211 x213.

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

2019 FEATURE RESIDENCY — APPLICATIONS CLOSED

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.

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 The Black List and Women In Film staff for scheduling.