Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List founder
Franklin Leonard have unveiled the creation of the Cassian Elwes Independent
Screenwriting Fellowship, wherein one unrepresented writer with lifetime
earnings not exceeding $5,000, with a screenplay of indie sensibility, will
receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and
mentorship from Elwes himself.
Writers with scripts on the Black List or who have had
scripts on the site since their launch in 2012 will be able to opt
into consideration for the opportunity until December 1, at which time a shortlist of writers will be shared with Elwes, who will decide on one writer to make
The Black List and Elwes (“Dallas Buyers Club,” “All Is Lost”) plan to award the fellowship annually.