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The Black List Expands This Year’s Cassian Elwes Screenwriting Fellowship for 2017

The organization's independent writers program will have at least two guaranteed participants this coming January.

When The Black List launched the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship launched in 2013, the goal was to foster a talented, up-and-coming writer by bringing them and their script to the Sundance Film Festival. Elwes and Black List founder Franklin Leonard have announced that, beginning in 2017, the fellowship will double its efforts and bring at least two writers.

Next year won’t be the first time that multiple screenwriters get the opportunity to accompany their work to Park City. Back in January, both Kristina Zacharias and Terrell Garrett made the Sundance trip after both were chosen for the program. “That experience was so wonderful for all of us that it makes total sense to formalize this and now bring two writers very year. I can’t wait to read the finalists scripts and find this year’s fellows,” Elwes said in a statement.

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There are a handful of restrictions for potential program applicants: writers are eligible if they are without current representation and have earned less than $5,000 for their previous work. All applicants have until November 5th to host their scripts through The Black List, when Elwes will begin the process of selecting this year’s fellows.

For all other details, The Black List has set up an informational page through their official site.

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