ScreenCraft Secures Michael Costigan as Fellowship Mentor

by Jason Hellerman on October 22, 2014

You may have already heard, but ScreenCraft is flying up to 4 lucky screenwriters to Los Angeles for top-level meetings! The ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship is designed to jumpstart and continually develop the careers of talented screenwriters through ongoing consultation and by arranging meetings and introductions to key entertainment executives, producers and representatives.  With this fellowship, we aim to cultivate a growing community of visionary screenwriters with meaningful connections to Hollywood mentors.


We are pleased to announce that  we have added producer Michael Costigan to our roster of mentors. Michael founded COTA Films after serving for many years as president of Scott Free. His storied credits include Brokeback Mountain, American Gangster, Smart People, Body of Lies, The Taking of Pelham 123, Cyrus, Robin Hood, Prometheus, The East, and Out of The Furnace.

Michael Costigan joins Scott Neustadter, Jordan Horowitz, and Jen Grisanti as mentors willing and able to help talented aspiring writers gain footholds in the industry.  Enter your feature or original television pilot now through the official FELLOWSHIP PAGE!


LA Airfare and Lodging

Round-trip airfare to Los Angeles* and a two-night stay in the historic Culver Hotel, host to Hollywood legends from Judy Garland to Frank Sinatra!

A $1000 Writing Grant

One-on-One Consultation

Six months of one-on-one consultation and creative development with the ScreenCraft team and network of entertainment industry mentors.

Meetings with Lit Agents

Meetings with literary agents from the big five agencies (WME, CAA, UTA, ICM, Paradigm).

Mentor Meetings

Mentor dinner with screenwriter Scott Neustadter (The Fault In Our Stars, The Spectacular Now, (500) Days of Summer) and producer Jordan Horowitz (The Kids Are All Right, Are You Here, Save The Date) and acclaimed consultant Jen Grisanti. Plus a surprise guest! You will also have a lunch meeting with Michael Colleary, UCLA screenwriting professor and writer of such blockbusters as Face/Off and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Our official Fellowship sponsor, GREENLIGHTMYMOVIE.COM, is offering an account with 40 free submissions included for each of the Fellowship winners. Hollywood’s Official Submission Platform for Filmmakers. Greenlightmymovie puts you and your project directly in front of Hollywood’s top agents, managers, producers, studio/cable/network executives, actors’ and directors’ companies, financiers and distributors. Submit a synopsis, video pitch, short or web series. Responses Guaranteed.

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