Women from Film, Los Angeles and The Blacklist announced participants for the 2020 feature lab and residency on Monday.
The program is an extension of the original Essay Lab, a consulting and career-providing organization for seven budding female screenwriters in one year. This year’s intensive script and professional development sessions will be held primarily in online sessions to comply with the rules of social distance. Participants will hold meetings and receive feedback from functional feature writers, executives and industry leaders.
Blacklist founder Franklin “I’m just looking forward to this year that it doesn’t make sense to have two writing labs with WIF with only female participants, because women represent at least 50 percent of screenwriters working in film and television at every level,” said Blacklist founder Franklin Leonard said in a statement. “We obviously have a long way to go, and until then the WIF, this year’s lab and all of our selected women are committed to our ongoing work with success.”
Here is the full list of this year’s elections.
Katie Berry’s “Popcorn”
16-year-old Jemma Bauer, who wants to live out her oppressed home life on Long Island and adapt to the “boys”, got her dream job in a local movie theater just to learn the value of paying for male approval.
Elizabeth Chatellan’s “Sandogos”
When Alex’s father died and the family farm fell into poor debt, he went to work in the North Dakota oil field with his 12-year-old daughter Jenny. But as the oil industry begins to collapse and Alex loses his job, he must decide what is more important: his fragile relationship with the farm or his daughter.
“Danny Corps Walker” by Joe Cooper
In the wake of an affordable event, a Native American woman will have to walk 300 miles with her sister’s body for proper burial in the preservation of her home.
“The Girl” by Lucy Dent
After a 13-year-old teenager began to see physical symptoms, he and his mother found themselves in a dark practice center, bordered by rural Louisiana and Baptist churches.
“Carolyn Guo writes “Year of the Sheep”
When a young Chinese woman brings her Asian-American girlfriend to visit her conservative family in the countryside throughout the Chinese New Year, this unexpected guest forces them all to rethink their relationship, values, and true meaning of home.
Michelle Steffes’s “Crazy”
The lovely, off-kilter hatter, who lives in Victorian London, must find a way to win the heart while fighting the effects of mercury when a bright, poetic brutal woman falls in love with Kitty, and both must be freed from forbidden social gatherings. Poisoning and increasing swallowing insanity.
Crane Tolson’s “Phoebe Finding”
Her realization of her dream turned into a survival story when her teenage girlfriend, and her mother’s girlfriend, was released from prison in 1997. In the 1997 Baltimore underground poetry scene, a teenage girl set her sights on becoming a verbal poet.