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.
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.
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.
2023 Black List x WIF Feature Residency
Black List x YouTube Originals Black Voices Creator Fellowship
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.