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2021 Black List x Women In Film Episodic Lab

The Black List and Women In Film 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, October 5, 2021 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. Sessions will be held on Zoom until further notice.


LAB DEADLINES

Submission Period Opens February 1, 2021

Evaluations Deadline (optional)* June 22, 2021

Submission Period Closes July 22, 2021

Short List Writers Notified July 23, 2021

Personal Statements Due July 30, 2021

Zoom Interviews August 30-31, 2021

Final Participants Notified September 1, 2021

Lab Begins October 5, 2021


* 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

The selection process will work like this: Up to 25 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 writers will be selected by the Black List and Women In Film to participate in the Lab.

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