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Partnership with TNT/TBS that offers two writers blind pilot developments, and provides eight other writers with the opportunity to have their work circulated with prominent showrunners for staffing consideration.
Partnership with producer Cassian Elwes (ALL IS LOST, DALLAS BUYERS' CLUB, LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER) to offer one unrepresented screenwriter an all-expense paid trip to the Sundance Film Festival under the mentorship of Elwes himself.
The Black List Labs will take place in September 2014, in downtown Las Vegas. Mentors for the 2013 Labs included Brian Koppelman (ROUNDERS), Jenny Lumet (RACHEL GETTING MARRIED), Billy Ray (CAPTAIN PHILLIPS), Kiwi Smith (LEGALLY BLONDE), and Go Into The Story's Scott Myers.
Partnership with the Sundance Institute to identify writers for their Screenwriters Labs giving independent screenwriters the opportunity to work intensively on their feature film scripts with the support of established writers in an environment that encourages innovation and creative risk-taking.
Partnership with the Writers Guild of America, East allowing Guild members to list scripts in the Black List database for free and receive a discount on hosting and evaluation services. The Black List further provides and promotes WGAE educational materials via its Education page.
Partnership with the Writers Guild of America, West allowing Guild members to list scripts in the Black List database for free and receive a discount on hosting and evaluation services. The Black List further provides and promotes WGAw educational materials via its Education page.
Partnership with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain allowing Guild members to list scripts in the Black List database for free and receive a discount on hosting and evaluation services. The Black List further provides and promotes WGGB educational materials via its Education page.
Partnership with The Walt Disney Studios to find screenwriters with diverse perspectives to participate in the Walt Disney Pictures Feature Writers Program. This writers program is a one-year residency program housed in Disney's live-action production group that provides up-and-coming feature writers with development, production, and mentorship opportunities.
Partnership with The Hasty Pudding Institute to identify and provide financial support for a writer of either satire or a script with significant social commentary, so that they may continue developing scripts and projects in that tradition. The Hasty Pudding Institute, founded in the 1770s, has a philanthropic mission to promote freedom of expression in all aspects of the performing arts, to encourage satire, comedy and the cultivation of young talent, not just at Harvard but around the world.
Partnership with WIGS to identify a new screenwriter for a digital series script deal. The primary focus of this program is to expand opportunities for undiscovered talent, and to potentially find a great new writer to create the next hit digital series for WIGS. WIGS was launched in May 2012 by writer/director/producers Jon Avnet (BLACK SWAN), Rodrigo Garcia (ALBERT NOBBS) and Jake Avnet. The channel offers over 150 episodes of scripted content, including 15 high-end original series, 7 short films and 10 documentaries, all starring female leads.
Partnership with Warner Brothers to find screenwriters with diverse perspectives for a blind script deal. The primary focus of the Warner Brothers program is to provide access and opportunities for aspiring screenwriters.
Partnership with Fox to find television writers for a possible blind script deal, or to be considered for a writing staff position on an existing FOX drama pilot and/or series.
Partnership with the NFL to find two screenwriters for a blind script deal for the National Football League and The Company.
Partnership with producer Martin Katz (COSMOPOLIS, HOTEL RWANDA, SPIDER) to offer one Canadian screenwriter an all-expenses paid trip to the Toronto Film Festival and an opportunity to meet with Martin Katz as a part of The Martin Katz Canadian Independent Screenwriting Fellowship.