2021 Episodic Lab
Offering one of the few training grounds for independent voices to develop an original series and pilot script, the Sundance Institute Episodic Program provides artists with the tools, training, and industry access to move their projects and careers forward.
The Episodic Program supports one unified Episodic Lab with two unique tracks, the Episodic Lab: Pilot to Series and Episodic Lab: Idea to Pilot. Our series track centers around revising a pilot and refining a professional pitch, while our idea track focuses on taking a concept from the early stages of development all the way through to a polished draft. Both programs are immersive two-part experiences that begin in the fall, offering writers an opportunity to workshop an original pilot to develop their writing and pitching skills. Working with accomplished showrunners, producers, and executives, the fellows participate in creative workshops, receive feedback on their projects, and engage in simulated writers' rooms to break story in a collaborative space. Fellows reconvene in the spring to receive feedback on revised drafts, work on their pitch process, and meet with creative executives and producers to discuss the industry landscape.