10 New Talent Programs/Competitions for Screenwriters

You have worked on your screenplay for months, maybe years. You’ve attended a writer’s group, gotten feedback, and revised it countless times. Now it’s time to enter it into screenwriting & new talent competitions, such as the ones below:

  1. Harvardwood Writing Competition
  2. Paramount Diversity Institute & Writers Mentoring Program
  3. The Black List Labs
  4. WB Television Workshop
  5. WarnerBros Discovery Access Writer’s Program
  6. Disney | ABC Writing Program
  7. NBCU Launch
  8. Sundance Episode Storytelling Lab
  9. DVRSO
  10. Coverfly Writing Competitions List

Please note: Some of the above programs/competitions are designed to amplify and hire storytelling talent from underrepresented identities or backgrounds. Also, some of the programs listed are designed for graduating seniors/ recent alumni.

By Amy DiGiovine
Amy DiGiovine Assistant Director, Arts, Entertainment, Media, Advertising, Journalism, Publishing, Fashion, Sports, & Pre-Law