Founders Letter


The arts ... are a very human way of making life more bearable.
Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make
your soul grow, for heaven's sake. 

~Kurt Vonnegut

. . .

New Year's Resolutions

  • Populate my Ideas doc.
  • Discuss them with a peer.
  • Escalate my writing schedule.
  • Rejoin—or start—a writing group.
  • Devour scripts.
  • Complete a draft. 
  • Grow.

Write on
Elizabeth & Nitza

LAB News

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To empower women and non-binary writers with access to career-building resources and community, TWL has invited key partners and allies to introduce their organizations, Including representatives from CINESTORYGET IT MADEHEDGEBROOK, SCREENCRAFTSTORYKNIFE, WOMEN IN FILM LA
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Three of our almunae have been invited to the selective JETS Berlin to pitch their work to producers, agents, and distribution companies: The team of Shelagh McLeod and Ann Hawker (TWL 2018) and Carolyn Saunders (TWL 2020).And... Shelagh has won first place at the VAIL Film Festival Feature screenplay competition, for her scifi feature NEXUS.

to our supporter
Cate Blanchett
on her Golden Globe
Win for Tár.



It's not too late! Stowe Story Labs have extended the deadline for their 2023 Programs to January 22nd.

Apply now with one application for all labs, retreats, fellowships, and partial scholarships. Learn more 
The call for submissions for the SPRING 2023 edition of HerArts Film Lab, an international script development workshop for women filmmakers, is now OPEN! The next lab will take place April 16-22 in Paestum, Italy. Join our growing community of female writers and directors. APPLY now and spread the word! Deadline January 31.
Join Film Fatales on Friday, February 3rd, 2pm PT / 5pm ET for Presentation is Everything, an online workshop about Making Pitch Decks That Hook, with filmmaker Jenny Deller (Future Weather, Claire in Motion). Learn five simple steps to help you pre-visualize and pitch your film, music video or TV series. RSVP here.
APPLY NOW to ScreenCraft's Short Screenplay Competition! This competition is one of Hollywood's top contests, celebrating short-form screenwriting and featuring a prestigious jury of industry-leading professionals. Learn more and apply HERE.
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