Call for Applications: 2012 US Screenwriting Internship Scholarship

Posted Tuesday 01 Nov 2011

Script to Screen has announce the 2012 US Screenwriting Internship Scholarship to Killer Films in New York.
The Scholarship, sponsored by the Film Investment Corporation Foundation and the New Zealand Film Commission, will fly the winning applicant to New York and pay their living costs for three months while they work as an intern in Killer Films' busy script department.
Killer Films, led by producers Christine Vachon and Pam Koffler, is at the forefront of independent American cinema and is responsible for many successful feature films including Kids, Happiness, Boys Don't Cry, Far from Heaven and I'm Not There.
"Working at Killer Films and being in NYC taught me a great deal about the independent film industry in America, my time there really motivated me in my own work, it reminded me that to make indie films one must be extremely adaptable, be able to do pretty much everything, and persevere. And it taught me that to have any chance of creating an original film you must stay focused on your own point of view while also keeping an eye on what's being made and has been made already."
- 2010 recipient Michelle Savill about her time at Killer Films. Read Michelle's internship blogs here.
"It really did broaden my horizons and open my eyes to the independent film industry. I really did have my finger on the pulse of a relentless city that never lets up. And I wasn't dreaming that I met all those amazing people and was immersed in some of the best material I will ever read." - 2008 recipient Leo Woodhead about his time at Killer Films. Read Leo's internship blogs here.
Applications close at 5pm, 28 November, 2011.
Applicants must be available to be in New York for the three months in the first half of 2012.
Click here for full criteria and application requirements.