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If you’re a screenwriter or aspiring screenwriter, you should pay attention. The Black List, a network of script buyers and representatives connecting aspiring screenwriters to the business, will host a series of events in New York City from April 29 to May 2, with several being open to the public. The list of events, with descriptions courtesy of the Black List, is below. For more information and updates, go here.
First Draft Screenwriters Happy Hour
April 29, 6:00PM – 10:00PM
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.
The Business of Screenwriting Panel
April 30, Doors open 7:00PM, Panel at 8:00PM
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.
Black List Live! Staged Reading
May 2, Doors 7:30PM, Show at 8:00PM
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.
NYC Screenwriters Mini-Lab
May 2 and 3, 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,” “Stick It”), and Leslye Headland (“Bachelorette,” “Sleeping With Other People”). Writers can opt-in via the Black List website until April 13.