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Black List Mini-Labs

We are excited to announce that the opt-in is open for our Fall 2015 Black List Screenwriters Mini-Labs:

September 12-13, 215 at the Toronto International Film Festival
October 3-4, 2015 at Columbia College in Chicago, IL
October 17-18, 2015 in San Francisco, CA
November 14-15, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA

Beginning today, writers who meet the criteria detailed on www.blcklst.com can opt their scripts into consideration below.

The Black List will invite four promising non-professional writers to each city's Mini-Lab. Each writer will workshopone screenplay through one-on-one sessions with screenwriting mentors and a peer workshop. Professional mentors will beannounced in the weeks leading up to the Mini-Labs.

The selection process will work like this: ten writers for each city will be invited, based on the strength of theirscripts as evaluated by the Black List screenplay evaluation service, to submit a resume and one-page personal statement.From those personal statements, four writers for each city will be selected by the Mini-Lab screenwriting mentors and theBlack List to participate in the workshops.


Travel and accommodations will not be provided for Mini-Lab participants with the exception of the Los Angeles Mini-Lab.If you are applying to the Toronto, Chicago or San Francisco Mini-Labs and do not live in the respective metropolitan areas,you will need to cover your own expenses. For the Los Angeles Mini-Lab, travel and accommodations will be provided by the Black List.


* In order for new script evaluations to qualify for the Mini-Lab, they must be purchased by midnight on the Evaluations Deadline.

Evaluations Deadline Submission Period ends Short List Notified Participants Notified Mini-Lab Weekend
Toronto/TIFFJuly 24August 20August 21September 3September 12-13
Chicago/CCCAugust 7September 10September 11September 25October 3-4
San FranciscoAugust 14September 17September 18October 2October 17-18
Los AngelesSeptember 10October 8October 9October 23November 14-15