The Black List Feature and Episodic Programs Open for Submission

The opt-in periods for the 2021 Black List Feature Lab, Black List x WIF Episodic Lab, and the Black List x WIF Feature Residency are now open.

Writers who meet the criteria detailed on can opt their scripts into consideration for all three programs while uploading a script or via the “My Scripts” portion of the website.

Click here to opt-in for consideration

The 2021 Black List Annual Feature Lab

The Black List will invite six to eight promising non-professional writers as identified by the Black List to a month-long, intensive virtual writers workshop in September 2021. All writers involved in the Lab will workshop one feature screenplay through one-on-one sessions with each screenwriting mentor and in peer workshops. The program will also include attendance at several story-related events with professional screenwriters, executives, producers, lit agents and managers.

Evaluation Deadline*: June 29, 2021
Submission Deadline: July 29, 2021

The 2021 Black List x WIF Episodic Lab

The Black List and Women In Film will invite six to eight promising non-professional television writers who are of an underrepresented gender (women, NB/GNC, and/or trans, and others) to the Lab. The Lab will run twice weekly for four weeks beginning on Tuesday, October 5, 2021 and will consist of script development, peer workshopping sessions and Master Classes with established writers and industry executives. Lab participants will have their final pilots read by agencies and networks.

Evaluation Deadline*: June 22, 2021
Submission Deadline: July 22, 2021

All 2021 programs will be virtual until further notice, due to COVID-19.

* Evaluations purchased before midnight will be guaranteed consideration. The Black List recommends—but does not require—that writers obtain at least one script evaluation for their hosted scripts.

Check out our FAQs for more information on how to obtain hosting and evaluations at no cost, and for more details on our 2021 programs. Make a note of the deadlines and don’t miss your chance. The Black List and WIF are excited to continue our educational work with these opportunities to highlight and support up-and-coming screenwriting talent.

Writers who are WIF members can also submit their script directly via WIF for the Feature Residency and the Episodic Lab.

Additional questions can be addressed to [email protected].