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The Jewish Writers’ Initiative incubates Jewish-themed projects for mainstream film, television, and digital media platforms.

Selected writers develop scripts with industry support and access to individualized resources that enhance the creativity, viability and authenticity of their stories. Writers attend immersive seminars and receive a monetary stipend for their participation in the program.

After pausing the program for COVID, the Initiative launched a new Digital Storytellers Lab, with the initial cohort running in 2022-2023. Applications have closed for the second cohort of the successful Screenwriters Lab. Sign up for our mailing list to stay up to date on both programs. 


The Jewish Writers' Initiative is a project of Maimonides Fund and was developed in partnership with Crystal City Entertainment

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