Founders Letter

It's fall, and the smell of newly sharpened pencils is in the air. We're excited.

This week, with the brilliant and generous public relations experts at our fantastic partner Falco, Ink.we announced our 12 TWL US participant writers (below)This cohort of 12 women is a terrific group—imaginative, passionate, curious, and prepared. We can’t wait to hit the books with them this fall.

Truth is—and we'll repeat this ad nauseam because it’s true—all our applicants are impressive. Writing and putting your work out there is hard. We continue to be astounded by our community.

... Which keeps on growing beyond these shores. To wit: On September 10th and 11th, we held our second virtual TWL UK & Ireland intensive with 14 incredible writers (also below), and it was a smash. We'll be working with those writers to facilitate another draft or two and make some marketplace connections.

In October, we'll join our friends at Get It Made and have some fun workshopping script openings. And in November, we're on course to hold our US 2022 retreat in person for the first time in almost three years. Miraculous.

After that, stay tuned. We’re planning more events for women writers over 40, and we won't stop until their voices are heard.

Write on.
Nitza & Elizabeth

LAB News

The Writers Lab US 2022 participants 
Shari Albert Fishtown
(1/2-Hour Comedy)

Stephanie Bast 

(Half-Hour Comedy)

Kelly Campbell 
Pyramid Scheme

(Feature Comedy)

Shari Lynette Carpenter 
(1/2-Hour Dramedy)

Nic Cohen Artemis One
(Feature Scifi)

Rebecca Dreyfus Men
(Feature Drama)
Gwen Goodkin The Plant
(1-Hour Historical)

Tamara Maloney &
Maeve McQuillan
Darkened Room 
(1-Hour Horror)

Arianna Ortiz Mama, Don’t
(Feature Thriller)

Zuri Rice Green Hill
(1-Hour Drama)

Roses Urquhart This Is My Body
(Feature Drama)

Robin Shanea Williams 
Adrienne Is Always Single

(Feature RomCom)
Read about us in DEADLINE
The Writers Lab UK & Ireland 2022 
On the 9th and 10th of September, at our second annual UK & Ireland Writers Lab, 14 writers completed the virtual intensive portion of their
six-month script-development program.

Congratulations, and Welcome to the community.


Join Film Fatales on Friday, September 30th, at 2pm PT, for
The Whole Truth, an online legal workshop with prolific
entertainment lawyers Erika Easter, Erika Canchola, Nina Ameri and Stacey A. DavisRSVP HERE.


of THE WRITERS LAB, recognized for commitment to diversity.

Joining 25 prior inductees at, stories of diverse
leaders from 11 new companies and organizations will be featured
throughout Advancing Diversity Week, October 17-20, an annual
industry-wide outreach event that this year will focus on attracting
Black talent to media and advertising professions.

The four-day free virtual program will stream
storytelling, interviews, and panels.

Learn more HERE
The Writers Lab is excited to collaborate with Get It Made for a new workshop: The First 5 Pages. Join co-founders Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon as they workshop selected screenplays, interactively examining the impact and skill of five projects with the writers.
October 4, 7-9pm est.

Learn More or Submit Pages HERE


CC WEBSTER (TWL 2019) has been invited to commune and write
at the international artist residency, Arteles Creative Center, in the
wilds of Finland for the month of October with her feature film
project The Legend of Linnea.


Congratulations to the prolific and groundbreaking filmmaker,
and TWL mentor, Gina Prince-Bythewood on the premiere
of her new film The Woman King, starring Viola Davis
Here's a link to a terrific interview of Gina Prince-Bythewood
in the
 The New York Times.
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