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Fremantle & HBO Max Nordic Back The Writers Lab Europe Debut Edition; New Mentors Added

EXCLUSIVE: Fremantle and HBO Max Nordic are getting within the aid of the inaugural European version of The Writers Lab (TWL), this scheme devoted completely to script construction for females and non-binary writers over the age of 40.

Founded and produced by Elizabeth Kaiden and Nitza Wilon, the lab expanded from the U.S. into the UK in 2021, and its first European version is now open for submissions (till February 7) earlier than a six-month virtual program that can open in April.

Production and distribution powerhouse Fremantle will sponsor just a few writers sooner or later of this scheme, whereas HBO Max Nordic will sponsor one Nordic author to participate within the lab.

Unique mentors added for the European version encompass Valeria Golino (Portrait of a Girl on Fire) and Zackary Drucker (Transparent). They be half of company and mentors Susanne Bier (The Evening Supervisor), Jasmila Žbanić (Quo Vadis, Aida?), Christina Ham (Them), Jantje Friese (Sad), Isabel Coixet (Secret Lifestyles of Words), Ameenah Ayub Allen (Rocks), and Nadine Labaki (Capernaum).

Up to 15 writers will be chosen to participate. Submissions of every and each aspects and pilots (each and each 1-hour and ½-hour) will be approved for consideration in English language (on writers and financiers’ discretion they may maybe be later translated into long-established language).

“It’s our obligation and our accountability, to empower others, and we’re happy to relief females and non-binary writers over 40 thru this extraordinary artistic initiative, giving them the chance to speak their tales interior a supported set of abode,” said Jennifer Mullin, Community CEO, Fremantle.

“Our (HBO Max Nordic Local Genuine Production) dedication to rate and variety diverse and compelling local impart material for HBO Max and the Writers Lab’s impending quest to gain and nurture beforehand undiscovered writing skill is a match made in heaven,” collectively added : Camilla Curtis, Ingenious Executive, Scripted Production, and Christopher Haug, Head of Drama Series Pattern, HBO Max EMEA.

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