Elevating Women Screenwriters
Over 40

  • Women + Experience =
  • Complexity
  • Tenderness
  • Hilarity
  • Wrath
  • Subtlety
  • Inspiration
  • Elegance
  • Drive
  • Compassion
  • Change

2023 Labs

Open to International applicants

Open to Residents of UK and Europe

September 28-30

2022 Labs

  • The Writers Lab provides practical tools and spirited encouragement for the work of screenwriters whose point of view, fruit of their age and gender, has been consistently undervalued in the marketplace.
    Meryl Streep
  • The more women’s stories we see, the more women are empowered.
    Nicole Kidman

Our supporters

The Writers Lab is made possible through the generosity of individuals and organizations committed to the art of screenwriting.

Meryl Streep
Nicole Kidman
Oprah Winfrey
The Cornelia T Bailey Foundation
Dirty Pictures
Kate Hall & Gary Lynch
The Kurtz Family Foundation

Who’s doing the writing?

Women accounted for only 12% of writers working on the top 100 films of 2020—a decline of 8% from 2019.

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