During the Fellowship selected writers will develop their short comedic scripts under the guidance and advisement of some of the biggest names working in comedy and entertainment. Fellows will participate in one-on-one creative development meetings to get their scripts production ready, and will attend workshops on how to pitch, create an artful punchline, thrive in the business, market themselves (and their work), get to the greenlight, and more!

Following the writing and development process, Fellows will serve as creative producers on their projects working alongside the LOL Studios production team and guest directors.

Writers

Wilandrea Blair
Writer
Danielle Nicolet
Writer
Moni Oyedepo
Writer

Directors

Gabrielle Dennis
Director
Meagan Good
Director
Bresha Webb
Director

Mentors

In addition to on-going one-on-one mentorship from Black-ish writer and Lead Screenwriting Mentor, Yamara Taylor, writers will attend a series of workshops on how to thrive in the business and grow their careers. In each session, the selected writers will be joined by a group of influential women working across the industry including established writers, producers, directors, actors, and executives. These women will serve as mentors and creative advisors for the fellows:

Yamara Taylor
Lead Screenwriting Mentor
Thai Randolph
Mentor
Val Boreland
Mentor
Keesha Boyd
Mentor
Tiffany Brown
Mentor
Staci R. Collins Jackson
Mentor
Leigh Davenport
Mentor
Tabitha Jackson
Mentor
Zainab Johnson
Mentor
Folayo Lasaki
Mentor
Michelle Satter
Mentor
Candice Wilson Cherry
Mentor