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2018 Black List / Women In Film Episodic Lab


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 2, 2018 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 June 15, 2018
Evaluations Deadline (optional)* July 30, 2018
Submission Period Closes August 30, 2018
Short List Writers Notified August 31, 2018
Personal Statements Due September 6, 2018 
In-person Interviews TBD
Final Participants Notified September 14, 2018
Lab Begins October 2, 2018

* 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.

Please note, applicants can apply through either the Black List or Women In Film, however instructions are different for each platform. Women In Film applicants must be active WIF Members in good standing and can submit directly via WIF here


The selection process will work like this: Up to 25 women writers will be invited, based on the strength of their pilot scripts, 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.