The Writers Lab

Script development for women and nonbinary screenwriters over 40.

The Writers Lab, the development and marketplace programme devoted to script development for women and nonbinary screenwriters over 40, is opening its first combined UK and European edition.

Julia Berg of UK production outfit Untamed Stories will again partner with the co-founders of The Writers Lab US, Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, to launch a combined UK and European Lab this year. The US programme, produced with New York Women in Film and Television (NYWIFT), is supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman. Last year’s UK Lab was supported by Dirty Films, the production company headed by Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Coco Francini and Georgie Pym.

The virtual programme will run from September 2023 to March 2024, with submissions accepted for English-language feature and pilot episode (one hour and half hour) scripts being considered.

Up to 15 writers will be selected.

The deadline is May 10, 2023.

Further details here.

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