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Programs & Labs

The Black List partners with major production companies, studios, and networks to provide programs that offer paid opportunities for writers to develop their feature, television, and theatrical projects with our partners.
We also offer highly selective labs for aspiring film and television writers: the Annual Lab, the Episodic Lab, and the Feature Residency. Participants in each Lab spend intensive sessions workshopping material with working screenwriters, participating in peer workshops, and meeting with industry professionals.

All Black List writers are invited to apply to any open program or lab for which they are eligible. Specific submission requirements and selection details are included on each program's page.

A full list of our active programs and labs, as well as an overview of past programming, can be found on the Programs page.

If you are advancing in any program, lab, or diversity list process, we will be ABUNDANTLY communicative! All relevant information you need will be shared with you individually.

While we do our best to work within our projected timelines, sometimes things run slow! We appreciate your patience during the consideration process. Please know that we will not be able to give you any new information via social media or customer support in the meantime!