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



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.


Up to 15 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.

Partners also include German Films, The Netherlands Filmfund, Screen Ireland, The Polish Film Institute, The Austrian Film Institute, Aurora Studios from Finland, and Award-winning European-based production companies Wildside, a Fremantle Company (My Brilliant Friend), 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. 

TWL Europe is made possible through the generosity of

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