The NYU Production Lab Development Studio is a four-part program designed to support writers developing a feature film idea into a screenplay over the course of 12 months. Writers work together as a group, as well as with the Lab staff. Guest lecturers and mentors participate during Studio/Workshop weeks.
Part 1: Spring Studio. February 5th – February 8th, 2018. The Spring Studio will provide you with the basics in screenwriting: structure, form, characters, themes.
Part 2: Writing Workshop One. April 9th – April 12th, 2018. Writers will workshop the first draft of their scripts.
Part 3: Writing Workshop Two. June 4th – June 7th, 2018. Writers will workshop the second draft of their scripts.
Part 4: Fall Studio. August 27th – August 30, 2018. The Fall Studio will train you in pitching and packaging your screenplay.
Applicants need only have an idea to apply and be a part of the NYU community. Those selected will develop this idea into a screenplay over the course of nine months, with the goal of submitting the finished product to the Production Lab for financial support the following academic year. Note there are no script budgetary limitations and all ideas are welcome! Additional questions? Check out our FAQs.
Applications for the 2018 Development Studio closed on December 11, 2017. Please sign up for our mailing list (bottom of page) to be notified when applications go again in Fall 2018. Good luck!