Leadership

The Writers Lab US

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 support 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, Final Draft, Roadmap Writers, and Untamed Stories.

Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon
Co-Founders

Corey Atkins
Infrastructure Consultant

Rose Frullani-Bacon
Communications Director

Abbey March
Associate Director

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 UK & Ireland

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon with UK partner Untamed Stories, helmed by producers Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer.

It is presented with support from Dirty Films, in association with Birds’ Eye View, Screen Scotland, Northern Ireland Screen, Screen Skills Ireland, Ffilm Cymru Wales & BFI NETWORK with funding from the National Lottery, and New York Women in Film & Television.

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

Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer
Co-Founders, Untamed Stories

Liza Truschel
Director

The Writers Lab Europe

The Writers Lab Europe is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon with UK partner Untamed Stories, helmed by producers Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer.

It is presented with support from German Films, The Netherlands Filmfund, Screen Ireland, The Polish Film Institute, The Austrian Film Institute, Aurora Studios from Finland, Screen Brussels – and Germany-based Odeon Fiction (Spy City) also join. The Lab is in association with Drehbuchforum Wien (Screenwriters Forum Vienna) and Women in Film and TV (WIFT) Finland.

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

Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer
Co-Founders, Untamed Stories

Liza Truschel
Director