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2017 Black List / Women In Film Episodic Lab supported by Verizon go90

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 24, 2017 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. Writers who are Women In Film members can also submit their script directly to WIF.

Submission Period Opens July 17, 2017 
Evaluations Deadline (optional)* August 17, 2017
Submission Period Closes September 17, 2017 
Short List Writers Notified September 18, 2017 
Personal Statements Due September 22, 2017 
Final Participants Notified September 29, 2017
Lab Begins October 24, 2017  

* In order for new script evaluations to qualify for consideration for the Lab, they must be purchased by midnight on the Evaluations Deadline. Please note, purchase of an evaluation is not required for consideration to participate in The Feature Lab.


The selection process will work like this: Up to 25 women writers will be invited, based on the strength of their pilot scripts as determined by the Black List, to submit a one-page personal statement and professional resume. From those submissions, up to 15 writers will be invited to interview. From those interviews, 6-8 women writers will be selected by the Black List and Women In Film to participate in the Lab.


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.