The Writers Lab is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, with New York Women in Film & Television. TWL is made possible through the generosity of Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation, and Kate Hall & Gary Lynch.

The Lab is presented in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East, with in-kind support from The Black List, Falco Ink, Film Fatales, Filmarket Hub, Roadmap Writers, Stony Brook Manhattan Center for Creative Writing & Film, and Untamed Stories. A special thank you to Final Draft for their product contribution.









Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon
Co-Founders, The Writers Lab

Gussie Roc
Associate Manager, TWL

Rose Frullani-Bacon
Communications Director, TWL

Cynthia Lopez
Executive Director, New York Women in Film & Television

Jamie Zelermyer
President of the NYWIFT Board


Special thanks to:

Kyle Ann Stokes
Founder, The Writers Lab