THIS DEADLINE WAS IN MARCH 2022 AND HAS PASSED–WINNERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED.
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Writers Boot Camp is continuing our support of diverse artists and fresh voices by providing three $2500 full scholarships in the Tuesday, April 12th Basic Training to women writers. Candidates must be available to write 10 hours per week for 12 weeks during the Basic Training process that has supported more than 10,000 writers and filmmakers over the past 33 years.
Please complete only one application per person. Partners working together may apply via separate applications utilizing the same project. Keep every answer to only one single sentence, including your answers to the four topical questions combined into one four-sentence paragraph.
This month’s theme, “Women Going Places”, is not only about physical adventure but the focus of female fortitude, the bravery to explore emotion, intimacy, relationships and even the experience and recovery of past trauma. The creative parameters of stories–whether TV series ideas, feature film scripts, theatrical material or books/novels–are wide open in this realm. Story ideas may be of any genre, from road trips to more genre stories to personal adventures, from movies like THELMA & LOUISE, NORMA RAE, WINTER’S BONE and OUT OF AFRICA, as well as TV series ranging widely from the quintessential depiction of women going places like The Mary Tyler Moore Show and recent series depicting women Sex and the City, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Queen’s Gambit, The Handmaid’s Tale and Inventing Anna. Your project simply must be topically relevant and depict principal characters who are female regardless of the severity or serenity of the circumstances.
Only winners will be notified individually. All non-winners will be notified by email no later than March 28th.
For perspective, the higher percentage of our hundreds of alumni successes and their credits have been achieved by women. While we celebrate our anniversary each October, the first, experimental session of Writers Boot Camp that founder Jeffrey Gordon conducted was in his living room in March 1989 during his last semester of his MFA at USC’s Peter Stark Producing Program.