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The Writers Lab Announces 2022 Class, Renewed Support from Meryl Streep & Nicole Kidman



The Writers Lab (TWL) and its members have lots to rejoice this month. A press launch introduced that the group has chosen winners of their eighth annual Writers Lab for screenwriters over the age of 40. TWL additionally introduced the renewed endorsement from business luminaries Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman, together with the Lab’s induction into the Advancing Range Corridor of Honors. 

This 12 months’s entries noticed a major amount of style scripts, particularly comedy. Many additionally submitted historic tales about pioneering ladies which are, as TWL famous, “a crucial response to the current political and cultural shifts that threaten their autonomy.

The 12 ladies screenwriters will obtain mentorship from business veterans throughout this 12 months’s in-person script growth program. Mentors confirmed for the 2022 Writers Lab embrace producers Susan Cartsonis (“What Women Want”) and Yvonne Russo (“Planes, Cranes and Rockets”) in addition to writers Pamela Grey (“A Walk on the Moon”) and Pat Verducci (“True Crime”). 

This 12 months’s Writers Lab may have a devoted give attention to “building the tools and strategies for talented writers to develop their projects and navigate the ever-shifting landscape of professional opportunities,” TWL introduced. The 2022 class will collect in Saugerties, NY this November. 

The one group dedicated to the empowerment of girls screenwriters over the age of 40, TWL has been a champion of range in movie and tv. The Corridor of Honors accolade is however a testomony to TWL’s years of advocacy and help for extra inclusive storytelling on the massive display.

“Women over 40 constitute 25 percent of the U.S. population. But we don’t see them on screens. Where are they? That’s what The Writers Lab is all about,” stated TWL co-founder Nitza Wilon.

TWL co-founder Elizabeth Kaiden added, “Advancing diversity is crucial to our mission of spotlighting an unexplored commodity: Cinematic stories that 50 percent of the population are clamoring to see.” 

The 2022 Writers Lab class and their tasks are beneath, as are this 12 months’s mentors.

The Writers Lab 2022

Shari Albert, Fishtown (half-hour comedy)
Stephanie Bast, FrankenFamily (half-hour comedy)
Kelly Campbell, Pyramid Scheme (characteristic comedy)
Shari Lynette Carpenter, Translate (half-hour dramedy)
Nic Cohen, Artemis One (characteristic sci-fi)
Rebecca Dreyfus, Males (characteristic drama)
Gwen Goodkin, The Plant (one-hour historic)
Tamara Maloney & Maeve McQuillan, Darkened Room (one-hour horror)
Arianna Ortiz, Mama, Don’t (characteristic thriller)
Zuri Rice, Inexperienced Hill (one-hour drama)
Roses Urquhart, This Is My Physique (characteristic drama)
Robin Shanea Williams, Adrienne Is At all times Single (characteristic rom-com)

The Writers Lab Mentors

Susan Cartsonis: Producer (What Girls Need)
Suzanne Farwell: Producer (The Intern)
Daniela Gonzalez: Literary Supervisor (Good Worry Content material)
Pamela Grey: Author (A Stroll on the Moon)
Yvonne Russo: Producer (Ring of Fireplace: The Lifetime of Annie Mae Aquash)
Mary Jane Skalski: Producer (Good day I Should Be Going)
Robin Swicord: Author-Producer (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button)
Pat Verducci: Author-Director (True Crime)
Jamie Zelermyer: Producer (Earlier than/Throughout/After)

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