EXCLUSIVE: The Writers Lab UK & Eire, the worldwide offshoot of the script growth program for woman-identifying writers over 40, has confirmed its mentors for 2021.
On the roster are: actor and producer Ruth Wilson; producer Tanya Qureshi of I Could Destroy You (and now Commissioning Editor, BBC Comedy); screenwriter and producer Abby Ajayi of How To Get Away With Homicide; showrunner Angela Kang of The Strolling Lifeless; actor, author and producer Sharon Horgan of Disaster; and screenwriter Meg LeFauve of Captain Marvel.
Submissions at the moment are open till April 20 for the initiative which is able to run June 10-13 in a digital capability, with post-lab on-line mentoring happening throughout the next months. Soiled Movies, the manufacturing firm headed by Cate Blanchett, Andrew Upton and Coco Francini with growth producer Georgie Pym, is a supporter of this system.
The Writers Lab UK & Eire was based by Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon in partnership with UK growth producers Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer of Untamed Tales. It will likely be produced in affiliation Mia Bays’ Birds’ Eye View and New York Girls in Movie & Tv, with backing from Display screen Scotland, Display screen Abilities Eire, Northern Eire Display screen and Ffilm Cymru Wales & BFI NETWORK with funding from the Nationwide Lottery.
The U.S. incarnation of this system, which was based in 2015, is supported by Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Oprah Winfrey.