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 took place Thursday, September 14, to Sunday, September 17.
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. Stay tuned for announcements about future Labs.
The Writers Lab congratulates 2017 Participant VIGIL CHIME on her Nicholl Fellowship win!
“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 Oprah Winfrey and presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, with additional support from Final Draft.