The Writers Lab UK & Ireland



Big Shoes, Nk’iru Njoku
(1-hour comedy, England)
Black Other, Stephanie Pearce-Power
(½-hour drama, England)
Disconnected, Esosa Ighodaro
(½-hour comedy, Ireland)
Gadflies and Mischievous Little Girls,
Lisa Baker and Anne-Marie Margerison
(feature action, Wales)
Hidden, Rosalind De Aragues
(1-hour thriller, England)
Lone Woman, Lisa Keogh
(feature thriller, Northern Ireland)
Marie’s Wedding, Claire Duffy
(feature drama, Scotland)
Northern Lights On An Old Road, Nicola Baldwin
(feature sci-fi, England)
Planet Rising, Tamsin Larby
(1-hour drama, England)
Sabrina Healey, Samara MacLaren
(1-hour drama, Scotland)
Saviours, Rosie Toner
(feature horror, Scotland)
Smashers, Bernadette Rowe
(½-hour comedy, Ireland)
Wings, Julie Moggan
(feature coming-of-age, England)


The first program of its kind devoted exclusively to script development for women and non-binary writers over the age of 40, in partnership with Untamed Stories, will once again bring its pioneering Lab to the UK and Ireland.
The Writers Lab US is supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman
and The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

TWL seeks to fight sexism and ageism in film and TV


September 9 & 10, 2022

With a team of partners, we will present a virtual 2-day lab intensive, during which Mentors and Writers engage in rigorous script development through one-on-one meetings, panel discussions, peer workshops, mock writers rooms and more,  followed by 5-months of post-intensive development, support, and mentoring.


Our Partners

The Writers Lab UK & Ireland 2022 is produced by co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, with UK partner Untamed Stories, helmed by producers Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer.


The Writers Lab UK&I 2022 is supported by Dirty Films, the independent film and television production company headed by Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton, Coco Francini and Georgie Pym, in association with Dancing Ledge Productions, Screen Scotland, Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Birds’ Eye View and Ffilm Cymru Wales & BFI NETWORK with funding from the
National Lottery.

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