The Writers Lab (TWL) UK and Ireland, the only script development programme for women & non-binary screenwriters over 40, returns for a second year! Julia Berg and Ruth Spencer of Untamed Stories have partnered again with The Writers Lab Co-Founders Nitza Wilon and Elizabeth Kaiden to bring this pioneering Lab across the pond. The programme starts in September 2022 and runs until February 2023. Rigorous script-development work through one-on-one meetings with Mentors, focused work in peer groups, and panel discussions are followed by programming focused on connecting participants to the marketplace; networking, attachments and finding sustainable pathways forward into the industry. All selected participants will be issued a stipend of £1,000 per participant to contribute to expenses incurred from freeing up time to dedicate to the Lab. Previous mentors at the Lab include Angela Kang (The Walking Dead), Abby Ajayi (How To Get Away With Murder), Lynne Ramsay (You Were Never Really Here), Tanya Qureshi (I May Destroy You), Yvonne Isimeme Ibazebo (Top Boy) and Ruth Wilson (His Dark Materials). Find out more about the programme here: https://writers.coverfly.com/competitions/view/the-writers-lab-uk The deadline to apply is Monday 30th May 2022.