Writers Room 5050 & Level 4 Press Present - BIPOC Writers Fellowship: Adapting Books for the Screen
Updated: Nov 11, 2020
The Writers Room 5050 in partnership with Level 4 Press is proud to introduce its 12-week adaptation lab: Adapting Books for the Screen. The Level 4 Press catalogue and vast IP library, spanning various genres, is providing the books to be adapted for the screen by the fellows.
The fellowship will focus on adapting a book into a screenplay, the release of fictional feature films for theatrical, streaming, and television movies-of-the-week (MOWs). In the process, BIPOC writers will learn the highest industry standards for developing, writing, financing and producing an adapted feature film project. Each fellow will adapt one Level 4 Press book into a feature film screenplay.
The Writers Room 5050 and Level 4 Press are currently working with top executives, writers, representatives and guest speakers to provide mentorship, feedback, and firsthand industry knowledge.
The BIPOC Writers Fellowship includes but is not limited to:
A 12-week lab taking you from book-to-screenplay
Mentorship on creating and crafting your script
A $750 Writer Stipend to all participants and accepted writers
Expert development notes and assessments by industry professionals
A 'table read' with professional actors
Script Sales and Career Strategy instruction
Pitch deck and high-end marketing collateral created for the project
Live Industry Event to pitch your new script and meet high-end industry decision-makers.
For those scripts optioned, setup or sold, there will be financial participation
BIPOC Writer: Applicants must be of BIPIC heritage/ethnicity (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color)
Script Submission: Writers must submit a completed screenplay (90 - 120 pages) for consideration
Early Application Fee: $40.00
Application Submission Period: October 15 - January 8
Early Deadline: November 20
Regular Deadline: December 18
Late Deadline: January 8
BIPOC Writers Fellowship Announcements:
Semi-Finalists: January 22
Finalists: February 5
Fellows Announced: February 19
Fellows Begins: Week of March 8
Dates: Wednesdays, March 10th - May 26th, 2021
Time: 6pm to 9pm PST
More information at: https://www.writersroom5050.com/fellowship-details