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Hey NYC Writers! The Black List Launches New York City Event Series

Hey NYC Writers! The Black List Launches New York City Event Series

The Black List – the 10-year-old annual published survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays, which has become an industry staple – has announced a program of New York City events that will take place from April 29 – May 2, 2015.

Including several events that are open to the public, check out the lineup:

– April 29: First Draft Screenwriters Happy Hour // 6PM – 10PM

The events kick off with a Black List and Writers Guild of America, East co-hosted happy hour at Houston Hall (222 W Houston St). Inspired by the success of their popular screenwriter meetups at Melrose Umbrella Company in LA. The event is a cash bar and open to everyone 21+. Attendees can RSVP online:

– April 30: The Business of Screenwriting Panel // Doors 7PM, Panel at 8PM

In partnership with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and NYU’s School of Professional Studies, Franklin Leonard, Founder and CEO of the Black List, will join NYC-based screenwriters on-stage at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center’s Amphitheater (144 W 65th St) to discuss the intricacies of breaking into the entertainment business as a writer. The panel is free and open to the public, although seating is limited and first come, first serve. RSVP online:

– May 2: Black List Live! Staged Reading // Doors 7:30PM, Show at 8PM

On Saturday night at the New School (65 5th Ave), Black List Live! will present a live, staged reading of 2014 Black List script “Big Time Adolescence,” written and directed by Jason Orley. This will be their first New York live read. As with their LA readings, a cast of actors you know and love will be announced in the week leading up to the event. Co-hosted by The School of Media Studies at The New School. Tickets are available via Eventbrite:

– May 2-3 – NYC Screenwriters Mini-Lab // Invitation Only

The Black List will invite four promising, non-professional local writers to a two-day intensive writers workshop hosted by NYU’s School of Professional Studies. Mentors include Beau Willimon (“House of Cards”), Jessica Bendinger (“Bring It On”), and Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette”). Writers can opt-in via the Black List website until April 13:

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