Realness Institute, Netflix, Call for Entries for Film Traineeship


Global streaming platform, Netflix,and the Realness Institute, are calling for entries for screenwriters, and filmmakers to join the 2022 Episodic Lab and development executive traineeship program.

The Episodic Lab is a development programme that gives screenwriters from South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria an opportunity to develop their original story ideas, in any genre.

The participants have the opportunity of pitching their stories to Netflix executives at the end of the programme.

The program, targets filmmakers seeking opportunities to develop their original story ideas, in any genre and are also interested in being story consultants.


Participants will also work alongside creative producers and story experts in the development of their concepts and series’ pitch decks as well as engage with international and local guest speakers weekly for the duration of the program.

The 2022 Episodic Lab is set to take place from 1 May to 31 July 2022.

Each of the participants will receive a monthly stipend of USD 2,000 during the incubation period. This is to cover living expenses as they focus on their concept development while being mentored.




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