STARZ #TakeTheLead Writer’s Intensive Now Open for Submissions

NewFilmmakers LA is proud to announce the second edition of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive, in partnership with NFMLA, STARZ and NALIP!

NALIP and NFMLA have partnered with STARZ for a second year of the STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive to support aspiring TV writers from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to make their mark in the world of premium cable. The STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive provides a unique platform for emerging talents to cultivate their skills and refine their spec scripts with the guidance of esteemed mentors, executives, and established writers.

The STARZ #TakeTheLead Writers’ Intensive will select 10 writers to participate in phase one of the program where writers will be mentored by industry professionals to hone their understanding of TV writing and develop an episode treatment and pitch. Following phase one, four writers will be selected by a Jury to move forward to phase two of the intensive where they will write a full episode spec script, receiving support from various professionals.

The program opens for submissions on November 13th, 2023 and the deadline to submit is December 4th, 2023 at 7:59pm PT. 

To learn more about submission and applicant requirements, additional program details and to submit yourself for consideration, please visit 

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