Meryl Streep & Oprah Winfrey’s The Writers Lab Selects 2017 Projects

New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and IRIS have announced the screenwriters selected to participate in the third year of The Writers Lab.
The program is the only lab in the world devoted to providing script development for women writers over the age of 40. It is produced by NYWIFT and IRIS, in collaboration with The Writers Guild of America, East, and is funded by Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey.
The Breakline, Kim and Mai Spurlock
Bring Back Girl, Vigil Chime
The Contest, Judith and Sandra Berg
The Custom of the Sea, Karen McDermott
The Deal, Andi Delott
Grandview, Pamela Harris
...into the Land of Nod, K. Smith
Late Bloomer, Mandy Fabian
Mile Zero, Holly Brix
Taka-Jo, Samantha Manahan and Carol Hostutler
Warrior Girl, Laurie Whitaker
Yazoo Cryin’, Shawn Tolleson

The preeminent entertainment industry association for women in New York City, NYWIFT supports women calling the shots in film, television and digital media. NYWIFT energizes the careers of women in entertainment by illuminating their achievements, providing training and professional development activities, and advocating for equality. Membership includes more than 2,100 women and men working in all areas of the industry. NYWIFT is part of a network of 40 women in film organizations worldwide, representing more than 10,000 members. For further information about New York Women in Film & Television, visit Follow @NYWIFT on all social media.





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