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ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship
2024
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Active Since 2013
This career changing fellowship has led to dozens of writers signed by representation. Fellows have been hired to write for Netflix, Apple TV+, ABC, Amazon, FX, NBC, Hulu, and more.
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No other screenwriting program has had the consistent, high impact success that the ScreenCraft Fellowship has had. With the support of ScreenCraft, former fellows have been hired to write film and television by Netflix, Apple TV+, ABC, The CW, Amazon, FX, NBC, USA, Hulu, and more. The ScreenCraft Fellowship doesn't just give out awards -- it starts writing careers.

We align our winners with mentorship meetings from industry leaders. This season's mentors include Vanessa Taylor (Oscar-nominated writer of THE SHAPE OF WATER, Co-EP on GAME OF THRONES), Doug Miro (Writer, Producer of NARCOS and NARCOS:MEXICO), and Glen Morgan (Writer and EP, THE X-FILES).

The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is a virtual program designed to provide career guidance with personalized plans of action and thoughtfully curated industry meetings for emerging screenwriters. It is a growing and thriving community of talented screenwriters with meaningful connections to industry mentors.

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Benefits

THE MENTORS

The three winning writers will receive virtual mentorship meetings with industry heavyweights.


Doug Miro

TV Writer, Producer and Creator, NARCOS, and NARCOS:MEXICO

Doug Miro is a celebrated film & television writer best known for his work as the creator and executive producer of the popular Netflix series Narcos and Narcos: Mexico. His previous credits also include The Great Wall starring Matt Damon, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice starring Nicolas Cage, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Vanessa Taylor

Oscar-nominated screenwriter, THE SHAPE OF WATER, GAME OF THRONES

Vanessa Taylor has worked widely in television, most recently as Co-Executive Producer on HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Her feature films include “Hope Springs,” “Divergent,” “Hillbilly Elegy,” and “The Shape of Water,” for which she received an Oscar nomination.

Glenn Morgan

TV Writer, Showrunner, Producer, THE X-FILES

Glen Morgan is an American television producer, writer and director. He is best known for co-writing episodes of the Fox science fiction supernatural drama series The X-Files with his writing partner, James Wong. He served as an executive producer on the show's eleventh season. 

THE PRIZES
ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Week provides an intensive week of invaluable industry access and professional networking opportunities for emerging writers to succeed. The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Curriculum details are as follows:

  • • 3  emerging writers are selected for ongoing mentorship and professional support .

    • Three months of consultation with the writer development team.

  • • Networking opportunities to build relationships within the industry

  • • 7  days of professional virtual meetings with literary agents, managers and studio executives.

  • • Mentorship support from previous Fellowship winners. 

Writer Success

2024 Finalists on Coverfly

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Announcements

May 15th
Semifinalists
Jun 12th
Finalists
Jul 10th
Winners

Rules

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COPYRIGHT AND OWNERSHIP: ScreenCraft or any other partner, employee or agent associated with this contest claims no ownership nor first right of option to any original screenplay submitted to this contest. All ownership and rights to the scripts submitted to this contest remains with the original rights holders until and unless other agreements are made.
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REFUND POLICY: All entries are non-refundable.
SITE TERMS OF SERVICE. All ScreenCraft Terms of Service apply in addition to these rules and eligibility criteria.
DATA MANAGEMENT AND PRIVACY. Entries for this competition are managed on the submission platform Coverfly, and ScreenCraft (a d/b/a of Red Ampersand, Inc) uses other data management tools, including but not limited to, Google Services and Amazon Web Services, to securely manage your data. ScreenCraft is not accountable for any data hacks (internal or external) or user errors that may release scripts or writer data unintentionally.
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For full set of eligibility and rules, please visit: https://screencraft.org/fellowship/