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 9 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 4 – February 8, 2019. The Spring Studio will provide you with the basics in screenwriting: structure, form, characters, themes.
Part 2: Writing Workshop One. April 8 – April 12th, 2019. Writers will workshop the first draft of their scripts.
Part 3: Writing Workshop Two. June 3 – June 7, 2019. Writers will workshop the second draft of their scripts.
Part 4: Fall Studio. August 19th – August 23, 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 are now closed for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please sign up for our mailing list to be notified when applications open again next fall.