• In Partnership with Wise Entertainment

    Screenwriting Lab in Television Drama

  • About the Lab series

    In an effort to discover and nurture talented writers with unique voices and diverse backgrounds, the MPAC Hollywood Bureau is partnering with major entertainment studios/production companies to develop a series of day-long labs in Los Angeles designed to advance Muslim screenwriters in their careers.

     

    As the entertainment industry works toward inclusion, this series is an opportune time for writers to get your material in front of decision-makers who are looking to increase diversity in writers rooms.

    Each lab will focus on a specific genre and will be lead by top writers in that genre. Our labs are designed to be small and intimate to allow instructors to give you the most one-on-one attention. Participants will speak with Hollywood executives, have their script evaluated, learn how to pitch their project, and network with fellow participants.

     

    Our first lab in partnership with Disney/ABC Television Group gave screenwriters an in-depth course in TV comedy writing. We're now accepting applications for a Screenwriter Lab in Television Drama with Wise Entertainment.

  • October 4, 2018 // Los Angeles, CA

    Eight screenwriters will be selected for our TV Drama Lab that will be lead by the founding partners at Wise Entertainment.

     

  • Key Takeaways

    Script Review

    Have your original dramatic for-television script reviewed by Wise Entertainment, and meet with their top executives at their production studios in Los Angeles, CA.

    Principles of Pitching

    Learn directly from a Hollywood decision maker on how to prepare and present your pitch to make your project stand out. You will also learn how to interact with Hollywood executives.

    Understand the Process

    You will leave with a detailed understanding of the TV writing and development process, and develop a network of contacts to guide you in your writing career.

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    Requirements

    Your Career

    The labs are designed for writers pursuing a career in Hollywood.

    Your Script

    Applicants must submit an original one hour dramatic television pilot script that captures the writer’s unique tone, style, and point of view.

     

     

     

     

  • Fees

    There are two separate fees: an application fee and a lab fee. Applicants will be chosen based on the caliber of their projects. Applying does not guarantee acceptance into the lab.

    Early Bird Application

    Fee: $25
    Deadline: August 24, 2018

    Regular Application

    Fee: $45
    Deadline: September 7, 2018

    TV Drama Lab

    Lab fee: $149
     

  • FAQs

    Do I have to be Muslim to apply?

    Yes. The series of labs have been designed in partnership with major entertainment studios who have created this unique opportunity to give Muslims an opportunity to break into Hollywood.

    What are your fees?

    If you apply by August 24th, the Early Bird application fee is $25. From midnight on August 25th through September 7th, the application fee is $45. If accepted into the lab, the lab fee is $149.

    Why do you charge for applying?

    A majority of screenwriting competitions require an application fee to cover the administrative costs associated with evaluating each applicant’s submitted material, and the MPAC Screenwriter Labs are no different.

    What does the $149 lab fee cover?

    The lab fee covers a full day program from Wise Entertainment's founding executives. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. You are responsible for your own travel and accommodations.

    If I apply for this lab, am I applying for your future labs also?

    No. Each lab is its own experience and as such, requires that a participant’s submitted material is specific to the lab that they are participating in.

  • “You don’t write because you want to say something.
    You write because you have something to say.”

    – F. Scott Fitzgerald

     

  • Contact Us

    If you have any questions about the labs, get in touch!

    Los Angeles, CA
    323-258-6722