Women in Film, The Black List Launch New Film Feature Lab

The two organizations will also partner for an episodic lab for a second year in a row.

Women in Film and The Black List have launched a new initiative for female feature writers. 

The Black List/Women in Film's film feature lab will be a weeklong residential program for six writers who will receive one-on-one mentoring with established screenwriters and peer workshopping sessions. 

For a second year in a row, the two organizations will partner for an episodic lab, this time sponsored by go90. The four-week program will see six to eight female writers take part in script development, pitching, a mock writers room and roundtables with established writers and industry executives. 

"We're incredibly excited to expand our work with Women in Film to include feature screenwriters. It's important for organizations like The Black List to hold space for all women in the film and television industry," Franklin Leonard, founder and CEO of The Black List, said Monday in a statement.

Added WIF's Kirsten Schaffer: "In the inaugural year of the Black List/WIF Episodic Lab, we learned just how vital programs like these are — for emerging female writers and for those looking for talent. With our expanded program, we are excited to discover a new crop of writers and help guide them to the next stage of their careers."

The Black List, WIF and go90 also announced a new fellowship for filmmakers in the young adult genre, awarding two $15,000 grants to one feature project and one episodic pilot.

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