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2022 NRDC Climate Storytelling Fellowship

The Black List has partnered with NRDC’s (Natural Resources Defense Council) Rewrite the Future program, The Redford Center, and The CAA Foundation to launch a second iteration of the NRDC Climate Storytelling Fellowship. The Fellowship will grant $20,000 each to three writers to support revision of a feature screenplay or pilot that engages with climate change in a meaningful way through events, actions, character, emotions, plot, and/or setting. Each fellowship recipient will also receive mentorship from professionals for feedback and guidance on their scripts.


The first 400 writers that opt in to this opportunity with a qualified screenplay or pilot will receive one free month of hosting and one free evaluation.

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2023 Annual Black List Lab

The Black List will invite six to eight promising non-professional writers as identified by the Black List to a month-long feature program in Fall 2023. The program will begin virtually and conclude at an in-person weeklong, intensive writers workshop in Los Angeles, CA in Fall 2023 (dates to be confirmed). All writers involved in the Lab will workshop one feature screenplay through one-on-one sessions with each screenwriting mentor and in peer workshops. The program will also include attendance at several story-related events with professional screenwriters, executives, producers, lit agents and managers. 


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2023 Black List x WIF Episodic Lab

The Black List and WIF will invite six to eight promising non-professional television writers who are of an underrepresented gender (women, NB/GNC, and/or trans, and others) to the Lab. The Lab will run twice weekly for four weeks beginning on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 and will consist of script development, pitching, peer workshopping sessions, and Master Classes with established writers and industry executives. Writers can also submit their script directly to WIF. All Lab sessions will be held in-person in Los Angeles in March 2023.

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2023 Black List x WIF Feature Residency

The Black List and WIF will invite six promising non-professional screenwriters who are of underrepresented genders (women, NB/GNC, and/or trans, and others) to participate in a one year residency, kicking off with a long weekend intensive in the Los Angeles area. Over the kickoff, writers participating in the Residency will workshop one feature screenplay through one-on-one sessions with screenwriting mentors and in peer workshops. Throughout the following 12 months, writers will be supported through additional events as well arranged meetings with representation, production companies, and fellow writers to elevate their projects and career trajectories. Participants should expect these events to be held in person in Los Angeles. Writers will also be invited to exclusive Black List and WIF events through the end of June 2024.

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Black List x YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship

The inaugural Black List x YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship will provide four writers who can write exceptionally and authentically about the Black experience with $40,000 each to produce a proof of concept and develop a pitch for a television series that authentically reflects the Black experience. Each Fellow will also receive mentorship from an established showrunner over the course of the six-month Fellowship.
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MGM + The Black List Feature Partnership

The Black List and MGM invites new voices with unique perspectives from historically underrepresented communities to submit their work for the fourth and final round of the Feature Partnership. This submission window is the last chance for writers to opt in to consideration for a two-step Guild minimum blind deal with MGM.


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The 2023 Georgia List

The Georgia List is a new opportunity for all writers with close ties to the state of Georgia to submit their feature scripts, pilots, plays, and musicals. The Black List has partnered with Collective Moxie and Trilith Studios–with support from additional partners 3Arts Entertainment, Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content), Content Talent South, the Alliance Theatre, and Art Farm at Serenbe–to identify and curate a list of the ten best unproduced features, pilots, plays, and musicals from writers with a connection to Georgia.
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Woolly Mammoth x Black List Playwriting Commission

The Black List has reopened submissions for the Woolly Mammoth x Black List Playwriting Commission. The recipient of this partnership will receive a $10,000 grant for the commission of a new play.