The Film Independent Episodic Lab is an intensive workshop where Fellows will gain the tools needed to revise and refine their pilots and navigate a changing industry landscape.
Designed to support writers with original long-form episodic projects, the Lab, which will meet several nights a week, will accept a diverse group of 6-8 writers or writing teams and provide them with critical support and mentorship. Through personalized feedback from experienced showrunners, creative producers and executives, fellows will gain the tools to revise and refine their pilots and navigate a changing industry landscape.
The Episodic Lab will help to further the careers of its Fellows by introducing them to industry veterans who can offer guidance on both the craft and business of writing episodic content. Each Fellow will be paired with a creative advisor with whom they’ll work one-on-one and in group sessions to further develop their project over the course of the program. Additionally, guest speakers will screen and discuss their own work to offer insights into the creative process and industry best practices. A final networking and pitch event offers fellows the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work to studio and network executives.