4th Annual

The Writers Lab 2018


Writer's Lab 2018 Entry (NYWIFT, other WIFs, WGA Members with proof of membership)


Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in U.S. Dollar

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Submission Copy
Regular Deadline
March 5, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 35.00 30.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.

Category Details

July 31, 2018

Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

Text Files
  PDF (.pdf)

Prizes & Awards

This category is not a competition.
No prizes/awards entered for this category.

Category Rules

The Writers Lab 2018
Terms and Conditions

I am submitting a script (Material) to The Writers Lab (the Lab). In connection with the Material submitted by me, this constitutes the agreement between NYWIFT (herein "you") and me, the undersigned.

I request that the panel convened for purposes of entry into the Writers Lab read and evaluate said Material, and you hereby agree to do so, and you will advise me of your decision with respect to the Material.

I warrant that I am forty (40) years old or over, born on or before February 28, 1978. Proof of age and residence may be required.
I warrant that I am the sole owner and author of said Material, that I have the exclusive right and authority to submit same to you upon the terms and conditions stated herein., and that I have registered this script with the Writers Guild of America.

I acknowledge that the only obligation undertaken by you in consideration of my submission is to accept the Material for review and consider me, based on the Material submitted, for the NYWIFT Writers Lab. No other obligation or duty on your part shall arise from or be implied by this submission.

I agree that any part of said Material which does not in itself constitute protectable literary property may be used by any member of NYWIFT or those participating in the selection process for the Writers Lab without any liability and nothing in this agreement or the fact of my submission of said Material to you shall be deemed to place you in any different position than anyone else to whom I have not submitted said Material.

The Writers Lab is not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected Submissions, which will be disqualified. The Submission Fee will not be returned or adjusted. Submissions that do not comply with the Submission Requirements will be disqualified, and the Submission Fee will not be returned or adjusted.
In return for participation in the Lab, should I be selected, I understand that I am asked to make the following commitments: (a) Make a tax-deductible contribution to The Writers Lab of $2500 should the Participating screenplay be produced with a total budget in excess of $1,000,000 on or before December 31, 2023; or, make a tax-deductible contribution to The Writers Lab of $5000 should the Participating screenplay be produced with a total budget in excess of $5,000,000 on or before December 31, 2023; and (b) The Writers Lab will receive a credit line and logo placement in the film's end titles should the Participating screenplay be produced at any budget level on or before December 31, 2023.
I understand that the Internet is not a secure medium and information submitted via it may be accessed by third parties. Further, I acknowledge and agree that the Lab receives numerous submissions of ideas, stories and scripts, and that my submission, and the ideas and stories embodied in the Submission, may be similar or identical to other material already received and/or developed by the Lab and that I am not entitled to any compensation or credit for use by the Lab of any such other material.
I specifically acknowledge that you would refuse to accept, consider or otherwise evaluate my Material in the absence of my acceptance of the provisions herein.

In further consideration of your evaluation of said Material, I and my successors or assigns hereby release NYWIFT, and its officers and employees, from any and all actions, claims and demands of any kind whatsoever, which I had, now have, or hereafter may have, by reason of any matter in connection with this submission and, if accepted, my participation in the Writers Lab.

I have read and understand this agreement and no oral representations of any kind have been made to me and this agreement states our entire understanding with reference to the subject matter herein. Any modification or waiver of any of the provisions of this agreement must be in writing and signed by both of us.