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Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List Team for Independent Screenwriting Fellowship

by Beth Hanna
October 29, 2013 2:43 PM
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Cassian Elwes

Producer Cassian Elwes and Black List founder Franklin Leonard have unveiled the creation of the Cassian Elwes Independent Screenwriting Fellowship, wherein one unrepresented writer with lifetime earnings not exceeding $5,000, with a screenplay of indie sensibility, will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, and mentorship from Elwes himself.

Writers with scripts on the Black List or who have had scripts on the site since their launch in 2012 will be able to opt into consideration for the opportunity until December 1, at which time a shortlist of writers will be shared with Elwes, who will decide on one writer to make the trip. 

The Black List and Elwes ("Dallas Buyers Club," "All Is Lost") plan to award the fellowship annually.

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  • Carmen Courtney | January 10, 2014 9:09 AMReply

    I am an up and coming Independent film Director/Producer and would like to get in contact with Cassian Elwes team. Do you have any type of contact information that you can disperse to me? I provided my email address. Any assistance would be a blessing.

    Thank you and God Bless!

  • MoreInformation | November 13, 2013 3:26 PMReply

    Yeah about post Dec. 1st and not being on BlackList as of now.

  • tyler4all | October 29, 2013 6:49 PMReply

    What if you've not had scripts on the Black List? is it too late to post one? Can you do it as long as its before December 1st? What an opportunity! "Dallas Buyers Club
    " and "All is Lost" look amazing.

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