WGA East, FilmNation Bring Back NY Screenwriting Fellowship

The WGA East and FilmNation Leisure introduced that purposes are actually open for the second New York Screenwriting Fellowship, which is designed to help underrepresented, early-career screenwriters primarily based in New York Metropolis.

The NY Screenwriting Fellowship is a weekly intensive that can run from early April by way of August 2023. Eight or extra writers might be supplied with each a screenwriting mentor and an government mentor, in addition to seminars, receptions and different introductions, as they develop a brand new feature-length screenplay all through the size of the Fellowship. On the finish, the Fellowship will culminate with desk reads of the members’ works, together with a dinner with leaders of the New York movie trade. One of many foremost priorities of the Fellowship is to diversify the pool of writers who can have common entry to conferences and initiatives that supply them long-term profession sustainability.

“The New York Screenwriting Fellowship, and our partnership with FilmNation Leisure, reveal our long-standing dedication to championing an inclusive trade and fostering communities of writers right here in New York,” stated Lowell Peterson, government director of WGA East.

Confirmed mentors for the Fellowship embody Alexander Dinelaris (“Birdman”), James V. Hart (“Contact,” “Hook”) and Peter Hedges (“Items of April,” and “What’s Consuming Gilbert Grape”).

“We look ahead to one other thrilling 12 months of partaking with the subsequent technology of screenwriters together with our buddies on the WGAE,” stated Liz Siegal, FilmNation’s director of bodily manufacturing for FilmNation. “Experiencing the expertise and dedication from writers in our workshop has been a real inspiration, and we will’t wait to get began with this session.”

Candidates should be referred to this system by organizations together with Almanack Screenwriters, Austin Movie Competition, The Black Listing, The Dramatists Guild, Ghetto Movie Faculty, Reel Works, Urbanworld Movie Competition, WGAE Indie Caucus and The Writers Lab. This system will settle for as much as 100 purposes, till November 30, on a primary come first served foundation. Candidates who do not need relationships with any of the referring organizations can apply to this system by way of the Lottery Software — a restricted variety of submissions might be randomly chosen to make sure accessibility to all.

Remaining Draft serves as sponsor for the 2023 Fellowship and can present Fellowship members with software program and different promotional supplies. Functions could be submitted by way of the Fellowship’s web site.