Welcome to The Writers Lab 2017.
The Lab is an intensive four-day retreat where women screenwriters over 40 work one on one with outstanding female film professionals. The 2017 Lab will take place Thursday, September 14, to Sunday, September 17.
The application window will open Wednesday, February 1, 2017 and close Thursday, March 30, 2017. Late fees will apply. See details for application submission incentives.
We welcome submissions of narrative feature-length scripts from women who have a story to tell and a cinematic vision. Submissions are open to those with or without previous industry experience. Selections are blind and based solely on the merit of the screenplay submitted.
“I thought the energy and passion for the retreat was right on, the sense of community building. Everyone had a great attitude.”
— Meg LeFauve, Lab Mentor
“I moved forward knowing there are sisters before me pulling, sisters behind me pushing, and sisters beside me kicking butt and taking names.”
— Peres Owino, Lab Participant
“It was like getting an x-ray of my work that showed exactly which bones were out of alignment.”
– Sarah Bird, Lab Participant
The Writers Lab is funded by Meryl Streep and presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, with additional support from Final Draft.