2021 Annual Black List Feature Lab

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The Black List will invite six to eight promising non-professional writers as identified by the Black List to a month-long, intensive virtual writers workshop in September 2021. 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. All sessions will be held in the evenings on Zoom.

Writers can also opt-in for the Sloan Foundation Fellowship. The 2021 Fellow will be a science- and technology-focused writer with a science-rooted feature screenplay. Mentoring opportunities for the Sloan Fellow will continue throughout the year following the Lab.

Evaluation Deadline: 2021-06-29
Submission Deadline: 2021-07-29

2021 Black List / WIF Feature Residency

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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.

Evaluation Deadline: 2021-03-09
Submission Deadline: 2021-04-08

2021 Black List x Women In Film Episodic Lab

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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.

Evaluation Deadline: 2021-06-22
Submission Deadline: 2021-07-22