Laugh Out Loud's WOMEN WRITE NOW is a comedic writing fellowship designed to champion and elevate Black female comedy writers through mentorship, advocacy, production, and exhibition.

Developed in partnership with Sundance Institute, this immersive fellowship will support talented writers—selected by a panel of award-winning filmmakers, industry leaders, Laugh Out Loud executives, and partners from Sundance Institute—in developing short comedic scripts while being advised and mentored by some of the most influential Black women in comedy. The resulting scripts will be produced by LOL Studios, premiere at a special screening during the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and be distributed across LOL Network.

At the end of the program, the selected fellows will also receive a one-year first look deal with Laugh Out Loud.

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