AuthenticA Series Lab’s unique opportunity for screenwriters 

The Realness Institute in partnership with The StoryBoard Collective, has opened submissions for African episodic screenwriters to apply for the second edition of AuthenticA Series Lab, which runs in September 2023.

The AuthenticA Series Lab is a programme designed for African episodic screenwriters to support the development of their series scripts. The Lab is offered to four African screenwriters from African countries and the Diaspora working in any genre. The aim is to give episodic screenwriters an indispensable opportunity to bolster their craft, enhance their skills and highlight genuine, up-to-date viewpoints about the continent that frequently receives inaccurate and inauthentic representation.
Story Expert Selina Ukwuoma and Creative Producer Mehret Mandefro will mentor the cohort through their creative process. They will participate in online mentorships and sessions over six months as well as attend in-person residencies in South Africa and the StoryBoard House in Switzerland, culminating with their pitches at the Series Mania Forum 2024 in France.   
Participants will work towards completing a concept story pitch deck and a pilot script. The six-month programme will run from 19 September 2023 to 30 March 2024.

For information on the criteria and the application process please go to their website. Submissions close on 14 June 2023.