The New York Screenwriting Fellowship: Application Info

The New York Screenwriting Fellowship program will accept up to 100 applications, until November 30, 2022, on a first come first served basis.

The application process for the New York Screenwriting Fellowship will proceed in three rounds.

All applicants will be required to submit:

  1. a maximum 400-word artistic statement on the focus of the writers work, career highlights and the significance of this program at this career stage;
  2. a resume;
  3. a completed WGA-registered feature screenplay and summary; and
  4. a WGA-registered treatment for the project that writer would like to work on during the fellowship.

Applications that do not follow stated eligibility requirements, directions, and standards for feature screenplay formatting and length will not be considered.

During the Round 1 blind review period, 100 screenplays will each be scored by two WGA screenwriters. The top 40 applications will be reviewed by program staff to determine the 20 screenplays that will progress for Round 2.

Round 2 will consist of a blind review by WGA screenwriters of the sample script and summary, as well as the treatment for the NY Fellowship project.

Up to 12 applicants will be named finalists and invited to interview in March 2023 with NY Fellowship staff for up to eight fellowship seats.

Application status notifications will be provided when the participating NY Fellowship writers are determined in March 2023.

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