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The Writers Lab 2016 Presented by IRIS & New York Women in Film and Television

The Black List has partnered with IRIS & New York Women in Film and Television to identify ten female writers over the age of 40 who will receive the Black List's recommendation and a fee waiver in the NYWIFT process.

To have their scripts considered for the fee waiver, writers must host their scripts on The Black List website for at least one week during the period from 3/1/16 to 4/7/16. Based on all data collected about the scripts (ratings and reviews on the website) during their hosting on the site through April 7, the Black List will identify 10 of the strongest scripts to be shared with IRIS & New York Women in Film and Television. Those writers will be invited to fill out an application for consideration for The Writers Lab at The Guest House Retreat located in the Connecticut River Valley from September 22-25. Writers who have already paid the fee through regular Writers Lab submission process, will have their fees reimbursed.

The recommendation from the Blacklist does NOT guarantee that you will be selected to be among the 12 participants in The Writers Lab, and does NOT give you a special advantage in the judging.

We highly encourage writers to purchase evaluations they'd like to be considered as early as possible given that the window for submissions is very small. Evaluations on the Black List website can take up to 3 weeks from the time of purchase.

The Writers Lab brings 12 promising scripts from women screenwriters over the age of 40 together with outstanding professional female filmmakers for an intensive three-day script development workshop.

Learn more at: http://thewriterslab.nyc/