The Jewish Writers’ Initiative is a year-long, non-exclusive, creative endeavor supporting the development of scripts that tell diverse Jewish stories, with the ultimate goal of launching these scripts into the mainstream media marketplace.
Featuring three seminars in Los Angeles, New York, and Israel, the Initiative provides participants with the opportunity to learn from high-level industry professionals, educators, and project-related experts, to enhance their craft and develop their projects. Travel and other expenses are included.
Between seminars, writers develop their scripts, supported by experienced, one-on-one mentors, with access to additional resources provided by the Initiative.
Each member of our group of up to 15 writers will receive a stipend of $36,000 in a non-exclusive relationship to create their product, affording them – within a set schedule and with output milestones – the comfort, means, and time to develop their projects. Writers will own their scripts or screenplays when the program concludes.