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2021 Black List / 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 virtual residency, beginning in June 2021. Writers involved in the Lab will workshop one feature screenplay through one-on-one sessions with screenwriting mentors and in peer workshops. Throughout the year, writers will be supported through meetings with representation, production companies, and fellow writers to elevate their projects and career trajectories. Writers will also be invited to exclusive Black List and WIF events through the end of May 2022.

Writers who are WIF members can also submit their script directly to WIF.
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Black List New Zealand Project

The Black List and the New Zealand Film Commission (NZFC) are excited to announce the joint creation of a new fund and script development workshop, the Black List New Zealand Project (BLNZP). This is a one-off fund, designed to foster the creative relationship between writers and producers and stimulate international opportunities for New Zealand feature films. BLNZP will support the development of six quality, unique and exciting New Zealand feature film scripts, with the potential of attracting the US and global market. The six selected projects will take part in a professional development workshop and mentorship series with The Black List and receive up to NZ$25,000 in NZFC Development Financing to complete the next draft of their script.
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MGM + The Black List Feature Partnership

The Black List and MGM have partnered to discover new voices with unique perspectives from historically underrepresented communities over the next two years. Every six months, The Black List will deliver a shortlist of new feature writers to MGM for consideration. MGM seeks to provide one writer from each six month cycle with a two-step Guild minimum blind deal, over a continuous period of two years.
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The 2021 ATX Television Festival Pitch Competition Partnership

ATX Television Festival and The Black List are partnering for a sixth year to help aspiring television writers achieve their goals. Writers who host their completed television pilots on The Black List will have the chance to opt-in for Semi-Finalist consideration in ATX Television Festival’s annual "The Pitch Competition."