Submit Your Screenplay to The Black List for a Chance to Get In the Walt Disney Writers Program
The Black List is back with a significant announcement: a chance to become one of the Walt Disney Studios Feature Writers Program paid resident for a year. This partnership, which is only the first of more announcements, puts the insiders-list-turned-screenwriters-site as a front runner for online writing talent discovery.
Here is what the Black List says:
“Black List is pleased to announce a partnership with the Walt Disney Studios to identify writers with diverse perspectives who have not made more than $250K for their screenwriting work in the last ten years for Disney’s Feature Writers Program. This is the second such partnership between the Black List and a major Hollywood studio.
The Walt Disney Studios’ Feature Writers Program is a paid one year residency housed in Disney’s live-action production group that provides up-and-coming feature writers with development and mentorship opportunities.
Beginning today, writers with screenplays hosted on the Black List website can opt into consideration. On May 5, 2014, the Black List will select a short list of between five and ten writers based on the data gathered about each script during its time hosted on the website. Each finalist will then provide a professional resume and one page personal statement, which will be reviewed along with their selected screenplay by executives in the Walt Disney Studios live-action production group.
To be considered, simply opt in during the script upload process or on your My Scripts page.”