The Writers Lab is the only program devoted exclusively
to script development for women screenwriters over 40.


In partnership with Untamed Stories
we are delighted to announce the launch



Regine Anour, Underdoc
(½-Hour Comedy, Austria)

E Coleman, Dumas
(1-Hour Historical Drama, Switzerland)

Ilaria Freccia & Bebetta Campeti, Hold Me Tight
(Feature Drama, Italy)

Mumta Mala Ghedia, No Monsters in Berlin
(½-Hour Drama, Germany)

Virginie Gourmel, Concussion
(Feature Thriller, Brussels – Belgium)

Tuija Halttunen, Hard Boiled Eggs
(Feature Comedy, Finland)

Orla Hannon, Bereft of a Talisman
(1-Hour Drama, Ireland)

Marta Hopfer-Gilles, Good Enough
(1-Hour Comedy, Norway)

Nicole van Kilsdonk & Marijke Schermer, Breakwater
(Feature Drama, Netherlands)

Tereza Kotyk, Faith: A Fair Balance of Pain
(Feature Drama, Austria)

Álfrún Örnólfsdóttir, Shitballs
(Feature Comedy, Iceland)

Carlota Pereda, The Blondes
(Feature Comedy/Thriller, Spain)

Ninon Schubert, The Plague Doctor
(Feature Horror, Germany)

Raquel Stern, Imperfect Cadence
(½-Hour Comedy, Germany)

Francesca Tasini, Unclean
(1-Hour Drama, Italy)

Dorotea Vucic, Hadi
(1-Hour Sci-Fi, Croatia)

Agnieszka Zwiefka, She
(Feature Drama, Poland)


Honourable Mention

Yianna Americanou & Christina Georgiou, My Name is Lily
(Feature Drama, Cyprus)

Rebeca Arnal, Helga
(Feature Dramedy, Spain)

Lisa Aschan, The Big Five
(Feature Drama, Sweden)

Anna Blom, True North
(1-Hour Drama, Finland)

Olivia Fitzsimons, Quiet Whispers Never Stop
(½-Hour Drama, Ireland)

Anna Heinämaa, The King of Finland
(Feature Historical Drama, Finland)

Minka Jakerson, The Soft Skin
(Feature Drama, Sweden)

Svjetlana Jaklenec, Exposed
(1-Hour Drama, Croatia)

Katrin Magrowitz, Once Upon a Time in Berlin
(Feature Drama, Germany)

Mari Mantela, Theia
(Feature Sci-Fi, Finland)

Katri Myllyniemi, The Truth Game
(Feature Thriller, Finland)

Niamh O’Connor, Mapping Keira
(1-Hour Drama, Ireland)

Kathrin Resetartis, Each One Means All Individually
(Experimental Feature, Austria)

Petra Revenue, The Main Witness
(½-Hour Drama, Sweden)

Oksana Savchenko, w/ the participation of Bohdana Smyrnova,
And I No Longer Wonder How You Are
(Feature Drama, Ukraine)

Tracy Schumer, Hum
(1-Hour Sci-fi, Switzerland)

Lilli Schwabe, Beat
(Feature Thriller, Austria)

Heli Tamminen, Prayer
(Feature Drama, Finland)

Izzy Vaughan & Vic Vaughan, Litter Bug
(Feature Horror, France)

Lucy Wadham, The Writing Group
(½-Hour Comedy, France)

Building on the success of the US and UK&I Labs,
we are bringing this virtual script development program
to exceptional storytellers based in Europe.


Twenty screenwriters will be mentored by some of the
industry’s best
writers and producers in APRIL 2022.

During the 4-day lab intensive, Mentors and Writers engage in rigorous script development through
one-on-one meetings, small group and panel discussions, workshops and more to develop
their scripts and their craft,and to build tools and strategies to achieve success.
In the subsequent 3-month Development Phase and the 2-month Market Strategy Phase, we guide writers
through the revision process and offer development and market support with a team of
partners, acclaimed screen industry leaders, and our development team.


TWL seeks to fight sexism and ageism in film and TV


Our Partners

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

European Partners are Fremantle, HBO Max, Nordic, German Films, The Netherlands Filmfund, Screen Ireland, The Polish Film Institute, The Austrian Film Institute, ORF, FISA – Film Industry Support Austria, Aurora Studios from Finland, Rabbit Films, Film Tampere, City of Helsinki and Award-winning European-based production companies Wildside, a Fremantle Company (My Brilliant Friend, The Miracle, Anna) and Germany-based Odeon Fiction, a LEONINE Studios company (Spy City) also join. The Lab is in association with Drehbuchforum Wien (Screenwriters Forum Vienna), Women in Film and TV (WIFT) Finland, Women in Film and TV (WIFT) International and Women In Film TV & Media (WIFTM) Italy.

TWL Europe is made possible through the generosity of

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