Applicants must be nominated by an established professional working within the film industry. Four writers are selected to participate in the program each year. Unlike other programs or fellowships that rely on open submissions, we seek out deserving nominees through industry recommendations, consulting with producers, festival programmers, screenwriters, filmmakers, Colony alumni, studio executives, industry journalists and film schools. We seek writers with distinct perspectives, strong on-the-page voices, and a proven commitment to their craft who have already laid the groundwork for their early careers. All genres and budgets are welcome, but the writing and storytelling should take risks in both form and content.

Any writer interested in applying should contact the Colony at the email below with a bio, an industry reference (include contact information), and a draft of the screenplay you wish to develop in residence at the Colony.

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