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No other screenwriting program has had the consistent, high impact success the ScreenCraft Fellowship delivers.
With the support of ScreenCraft, former fellows have been hired to write film and television for Netflix, Apple TV+, ABC, The CW, Amazon, FX, NBC, Hulu, and more.
The ScreenCraft Fellowship is a program designed to provide career guidance with personalized plans of action and thoughtfully curated industry meetings.
Fellows expand their network through industry meetings. Past fellows have met with companies like Warner Bros., Blumhouse, Bad Robot, and have landed representation with Good Fear, Gersh, Brillstein, CAA, 3 Arts, UTA, and others.
You'll be in good company. Check out several Fellowship Alumni from previous years.
"The biggest thing I worked on with Screencraft was strategizing representation. After I won [2022 Screencraft Fellowship] and we connected, ScreenCraft helped me navigate the decision process and talk through my thoughts about the meetings. I ultimately signed with The Cartel and am super excited to be able to work with them! I feel really lucky to have had a teammate in Screencraft to answer any questions I had along the way. "
"ScreenCraft's amazing reputation was the first thing that drew me in, and the prize of participating in Fellowship Week (which consists of anywhere from 15-35 General Meetings with top Managers, Agents, Executives, and some Showrunners) is what completely cinched it for me. The meetings were absolutely incredible. In fact, on the very first day I signed with Cavalry! And I was able to take that incredible news and momentum into all the rest of the meetings, as well as have my Manager help me strategize for big ones and follow up with everyone I met."
"As creators we often think about the movies and tv shows we loved growing up, and idolize those very people who made them. The great thing about ScreenCraft is once you win, those idols of yours officially become your colleagues. The transition from fan to fellow filmmaker is strategic and nurturing. With each introduction and meeting your web grows and your dream has now become your career. The networking at this organization is invaluable."
"When all our hopes and dreams rely on someone opening a door for us, well…a gentle knock on the right door is louder than banging on all doors. Winning ScreenCraft Fellowship jump-started my career. They immediately understood where I wanted to go, and what I needed and they worked with me as if my dream was theirs."
"The Fellowship week of meetings was invaluable; I’m fairly certain I wouldn’t have a career without it. I had the opportunity to sit down with executives at Netflix, Universal, and Bad Robot, and those dozen-plus meetings I took taught me something that would have taken years to learn without ScreenCraft: meeting etiquette and becoming more confident pitching myself as a writer."
"I can’t begin to express how beneficial the ScreenCraft Fellowship was for my career. It put me in rooms I would have never otherwise gotten into. It gave me valuable experience pitching my projects. It helped land me a manager. And the ScreenCraft staff, have been my relentless cheerleaders ever since."
"ScreenCraft gave me a much-needed boost of confidence at a moment when I felt discouraged and stagnant in my career. With that new surge of energy and validation, I was able to recommit to my work and regain a sense of purpose and hope."
"There is going to be that moment where the timeline splits and it puts us down that path of being a working, professional writer. For me, the ScreenCraft Fellowship was what made that possible. John and Cameron chose me as one of the winners, and made the introduction to my incredible manager at 3Arts which led to other successes including being staffed as a writer on a critically acclaimed Netflix series, selling my TV pilot script to a studio and signing with 3 agents at UTA."
"Through the people I met during the ScreenCraft Fellowship, I signed with a literary manager, moved to Los Angeles, and began to connect my creative instincts to people who actually make movies as their day job. It accelerated everything. The ScreenCraft Fellowship week also introduced me to a development assistant at a major production company who, after he was promoted, and based upon his love for my ScreenCraft-winning script, brought me in three years later to pitch for a feature film writing assignment. The world needs fresh voices fighting to tell stories that bring us together, and challenge us to examine what continues to divide us. I tell you with all sincerity, ScreenCraft is seeking to not only discover those voices, but help nurture and connect them to the world."
Whether in person or virtual, the program is designed to not just make introductions, but facilitate relationships. You'll be expanding your network in meaningful ways with writers, execs, and representatives who want to work with you.
We setup meetings for you to meet with award-winning screenwriters, studio executives, and literary agents and managers.
Personalized strategies to craft your branding, portfolio, and soft skills. We’ll share latest industry insights, and ensure you are industry ready.
On top of Fellowship Consultations and Fellowship Week, we’ll be connecting you with our wider industry network.
C. Robert Cargill is an American screenwriter, novelist, podcast host, and former film critic. He is best known for writing the films SINISTER, SINISTER 2, DOCTOR STRANGE, and THE BLACK PHONE. He is a frequent writing collaborator of Scott Derrickson.
Monica Macer is a screenwriter, executive producer, and showrunner of Korean and African American descent. She has written for some of the most acclaimed television series over the last 15 years, including LOST and QUEEN SUGAR. Most recently, Monica served as showrunner and executive producer for the fifth and final season of MACGYVER (CBS). Macer’s experience in television has spanned broadcast, cable, and streaming with writing and producing credits ranging from PRISON BREAK (FOX) to TEEN WOLF (MTV), NASHVILLE (ABC) to DECEPTION (NBC), and THE BREAKS (VH1). Macer also served as showrunner and executive producer of Netflix’s Latinx dramedy, GENTEFIED which was nominated for a Peabody Award.
Raised on '80s rom-coms and Bollywood movies, Shiwani Srivastava writes screenplays examining relationships, family dynamics, and immigrant experiences through the lens of comedy. She grew up in the fine state of New Jersey, which inspired her ScreenCraft winning romantic comedy WEDDING SEASON, which released on Netflix this year. Before Shiwani became obsessed with writing meet-cutes, she was a journalist, a copywriter, and an editor with a BA in English and Journalism from NYU and a master's in South Asian Studies from the University of Washington. These days, she's repped by A3 and Affirmative Entertainment and lives in Seattle with her family and their overstuffed bookshelves.
ScreenCraft Screenwriting Fellowship Week provides an intensive week of invaluable industry access and professional networking opportunities for emerging writers to succeed.
**sample schedule from past years. Due to industry availability, some meetings may be scheduled after Fellowship Week.
By getting a fresh set of eyes on your story, you may get some new ideas for ways to pitch your screenplay.
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The reading and judging of the scripts will be based on the following criteria:
In addition to the scoring criteria for the script, ScreenCraft will conduct interviews and send questionnaires to learn more about the entrant, their voice, perspective, and goals to help identify the winning projects. Top scripts are read by the industry jury who votes for their favorite scripts at their sole discretion.
Criteria for Winners and Finalists: