The Black List Names 6 Finalists for Writers Lab

Mentors include Phil Hay (“Ride Along”) and Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”)

Last Updated: October 4, 2017 @ 1:12 PM

The Black List announced the six finalists for its 2017 Feature Writers Lab, chosen from 900 entrants who have not yet made $100,000 as writers.

The six — an equal mix of three men and three women — will participate in a week-long, residential workshop this month in Los Angeles.

Each writer will workshop one screenplay through a peer workshop and one-on-one sessions with working professional screenwriting mentors who this year include Scott Myers, Phil Hay (“Ride Along”), Jamie Linden (“Money Monster”), Phyllis Nagy (“Carol”), Allison Schroeder (“Hidden Figures”) and Kiwi Smith (“Legally Blonde”).

Here are the 2017 Black List Lab participants and their screenplays:

Dagny Looper, “Sleeping With the Dead”
Jean Pesce, “The Rovers”
Wallaine Sarao, “Past Due”
Paul da Silva, “Trauma Center”
Ann Sloan, “Go Betty!””
Curt Zacharias, Jr., “35MM”