The NYU Production Lab Screenwriting Development Studio is an intensive, industry-facing annual program designed to to connect writers from across the NYU community. Writers work together as a group led by Lab staff as well as with guest faculty and industry mentors as they develop a 200-word screenplay into a shoppable feature-length screenplay over the course of approximately 9 months.
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 in fall 2019.