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2019 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 1, 2019 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 February 1, 2019

Evaluations Deadline (optional)* July 15, 2019

Submission Period Closes August 15, 2019

Short List Writers Notified August 16, 2019

Personal Statements Due August 23, 2019

In-person Interviews September 3-4, 2019

Final Participants Notified September 6, 2019

Lab Begins October 1, 2019

* 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 Episodic 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.


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.