Develop Your Screenplay on a Beach in Jamaica with Accomplished Hollywood Mentors

This is—quite literally—a screenwriter's paradise. 

Screencraft fellowships are never run-of-the-mill opportunities. In the past, the screenwriting organization has hosted opportunities for horror screenwriters, web series creators, comedy writers, and budding sci-fi auteurs in locations all around the world.

Now, Screencraft has announced the new location for its annual Screenwriters Residency Program: a remote beach in Jamaica. The 5-day program will provide 14 emerging screenwriters the opportunity to develop their screenplays in St. Bess, a rural Jamaican seaside town, under the supervision of accomplished Hollywood screenwriters.

This year's mentors include:

  • Geoffrey Fletcher, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of Precious and Violet & Daisy
  • Peter Craig, WGA Award-nominated screenwriter of The Town, Hunger Games Mockingjay 1 & 2
  • Eric Fineman, Vice President of Production at Sony Pictures Studios and exec on such films as Spider-Man and Goosebumps
  • Zack Estrin, showrunner of FOX’s TV series Prison Break and screenwriter/showrunner for Netflix’s upcoming big-budget adventure series Lost in Space
  • Hannah Ozer, Literary Manager at Kaplan/Perrone, a management company representing the film and TV writers of Die Hard, 500 Days of Summer, and more

The program, which runs September 12 - 16, will provide four talented screenwriters with free tuition for the full week of mentorship, networking, and screenplay development.

Early Application Deadline: March 30
Final Application Deadline: April 20

Applications for an additional 10 tuition-paying attendees ($2,300) will open April 20, with a final deadline of June 1. 

Enter here, and be sure to read the rules and regulations    

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Looks interesting. Pity you have to pay for your own airfare to GET to Hawaii. That's likely more expensive than the actual class, for some of us.

March 23, 2017 at 10:51AM

Laura A
Writer :: Director


March 23, 2017 at 12:07PM


Whoot Whoot.. yawl coming to my country... I won't be there, but I'm happy that this is the destination for this workshop... Have fun!

March 23, 2017 at 12:31PM, Edited March 23, 12:31PM

Wentworth Kelly
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