The Writers Lab 2024 – Submissions Open

Submissions are open  for the 10th Anniversary of The Writers Lab!



The Writers Lab, co-produced by New York Women in Film & Television, is celebrating its 10th anniversary and submissions are now open. Supported by Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, The Writers Lab is the only program in the world devoted exclusively to script and career development for women and nonbinary writers 40+.

International submissions of both Features and Pilots (both 1-hour and ½-hour) in English will be considered. They will select approximately 12 promising writers for an in-person retreat in New York in November, 2024. (Dates subject to change.)

During the four-day Lab, Mentors and Writers engage in rigorous script development through one-on-one mentor meetings, small group and panel discussions, peer workshops, story rooms, and more. In the following months of ongoing development, TWL mentors guide writers through the revision process with actionable feedback and offer strategic advice and advocacy with the help of partners, industry leaders, and their talented peers. 

Previous TWL lab winners have gone on to make The Black List, secure management, and have their screenplays produced. The 2024 Writers Lab will run November 12-15.

Deadline to apply: March 28th
NYWIFT Members can enter code TWL2024_NYWIFT for discount

Learn more and apply