Open call – Submissions to the Athens based Screenwriting Workshop “The Owl”

An annual workshop for screenwriters

THE OWL, is an annual workshop for screenwriters who have already achieved early-career success with a distributed film or TV show and who are ready to launch their careers internationally. The workshop which is organized by the Athens Film Office of the City of Athens, aims to create a bridge for screenwriters working outside global centers of film production to reach some of the most well-funded and commercially successful film producers in the world. The workshop is committed to supporting professional writers with a diverse range of backgrounds and identities. 

A group of 10 film professionals with global ambitions will be selected to participate in the mentoring and networking workshop held October 1-4th, in Athens, Greece. The workshop, which is taking place for the third consecutive year, includes one-to-one mentorship by industry screenwriting and business experts. Additionally, participants will have the chance to attend the Industry Days, a two-day pitching event that includes presentations, panel talks, and networking with studio representatives, producers, broadcasters, and platforms. 

The workshop includes personal guidance from leading industry experts. Among them are Marc Lorber, executive producer on “The Pact”, “Motherland” and “Devils” as SVP of Lionsgate’s international co-productions, Carlo Dusi, executive producer and managing director at Endor productions who previously led all scripted strategy across Red Arrow Studios International’s scripted production and co-production business, Kurban Kassam, executive producer at Pulse films, producer of BAFTA and RTS winning “Jungle” for Amazon studios, Julia Berg, award winning creative producer who has worked for leading BAFTA and Oscar winning producers and filmmakers and Lindsey Bender, agent of the internationally renowned Creative Artists Agency (CAA) who also teaches in the European show running program. More mentors will be announced soon. 

The workshop will be led by Prof. Scott Myers, author of “The Protagonists’ Journey”, screenwriting professor at DePaul University, mentor at the Blacklist Seminars and acclaimed screenwriter having penned 30 projects for major Hollywood studios and broadcast networks such as K-9, Alaska, and Trojan War

Applications close on July 8th, 2024.


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