Educate aspiring writers to apply storytelling techniques across genres and formats
Help writers write authentic stories with a lens on diversity, equality and inclusion
Empower writers with a clear and a structured pathway to a prolific writing career
Empower writers to tell stories that can spread awareness about social issues and inspire action
Learn from a world-class faculty and speakers
Faculty at the AFI Conservatory, Fulbright scholar in Asian media, screenwriter, producer and global expert in screenplay Labs, a mentor at the Sundance Middle East Lab and a BAFTA member
Gabrielle is currently a faculty member at the American Film Institute Conservatory and was former faculty at NYU, USC, and UCLA. She was also a Sundance Mentor and a Fulbright scholar in Asian media. She is screenwriter, producer and global expert in screenplay Labs conducted across the Middle-East, South and East Asia. She has also authored numerous acclaimed papers and books on global storytelling and brings decades of experience in screenwriting and producing across the Hollywood studio system and the Indie world. She is also a member of BAFTA, Women In Film, the Irish Screenwriters Guild and a judge and programmer at numerous film festivals worldwide.
An alumna of the American Film Institute and Tisch NYU, faculty for screenwriting at AFI conservatory and the Native American Media Alliance, a screenwriter, producer, and development consultant, winner of the AFI - William J. Fadiman Screenwriting Award and the Academy Awards Nicholl Top 20 list
An AFI and Tisch NYU Alumna; Winner of the AFI - William J. Fadiman Screenwriting Award for her feature film 'Interwoven, which also made it to the Academy Awards Nicholl Top 20 list. In addition to teaching screenwriting for the American Film Institute Conservatory and the Native American Media Alliance, Cari Daly works as a screenwriter, producer, and development consultant. Her recent projects include a new documentary series for HBO/A24/Fruit Tree, and a slate of TV and film projects with various producers.
Filmmaker, Writer, producer
Producer - Delhi Crime
Mythologist, Author, Speaker, Illustrator
Screenwriter - Mismatched
Filmmaker - The Great Indian Kitchen
Film Producer - The Motorcycle Diaries
Showrunner, writer and producer - The Simpsons
Filmmaker - Masaan
Executive Producer & Co-Creator - Ms. Marvel
Filmmaker - The Sky is Pink
Writer & Executive Producer - Empire
This lab helped me tremendously in clarifying my basics on screenwriting and building the four walls of a story afresh, in a very Lego-like way. The mix of guest lectures, industry perspectives, online classes and feedback sessions — made for a very accelerated learning experience.
Writer's Ink was a fantastic platform for a new writer. The exposure to a range of top screenwriters, directors and producers have made it easy to understand the process for breaking into the industry. Don't miss the opportunity.
If you’re looking for your tribe of writers in India, the Writer’s Ink Lab is a great place to find it. It selects a fantastic group of young applicants every year, and matches them with incredible teachers from U.S. film programs, and guest speakers like Anurag Kashyap and Shonali Bose.
I loved the diversity of people, of the cohort, fantastic faculty and such a carefully thought-out program. Not only the writing part but even other important aspects like pitching were addressed, which is rare for a script lab.
The Lab enabled me to interact with talented peers, mentors and industry professionals, which contributed immensely to my growth as a screenwriter, in terms of craft as well as presentation of the project.