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The Black List and Women In Film (WIF), LA have announced today that they will again partner on their episodic TV lab for women writers, now celebrating its second year, and will also join forces for a newly inaugurated Film Feature Lab for women screenwriters.
“In the inaugural year of the Black List/WIF Episodic Lab, we learned just how vital programs like these are — for emerging female writers and for those looking for talent. With our expanded program, we are excited to discover a new crop of writers and help guide them to the next stage of their careers,” said Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director, WIF.
Added Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO of The Black List, “We’re incredibly excited to expand our work with Women In Film to include feature screenwriters. It’s important for organizations like the Black List to hold space for all women in the film and television industry.”
The Black List and WIF will select six female writers to participate in this first Feature Lab. The lab, a weeklong residential program, will consist of one-on-one mentoring with established screenwriters and peer workshopping sessions. Additionally, participants will attend a series of events and screenings that will further expose them to the realities of a life as a professional screenwriter.
The Episodic Lab will select six to eight female writers and run for four weeks starting in October, emphasizing both craft and professional development, in order to equip participants with the knowledge on how to build and sustain their careers, through programs on script development, pitching, a mock writer’s room and round tables with established writers and industry executives.
The Black List/Women In Film Episodic Lab will take place on regular weekday nights over four weeks in October 2017, while The Black List/Women In Film Feature Lab will be a one-week residency in February 2018….