Netflix/Realness Institute Episodic Lab & Development Executive Traineeship 2023

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Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix calls for submissions for Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship 2023. Apply below.

When is Application Deadline?

22nd December 2022.

Tell Me About Award:

Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix, the world’s leading entertainment streaming service, has opened the calls for submissions to its 2023 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes which will take place from 30 April to 30 July 2023.

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Bringing together a wealth of creative talent from Africa in these programmes, Realness Institute offers the Episodic Lab participants the opportunity to pitch their incubated stories to Netflix executives at the end of the programme. It also offers DET participants a deeper understanding of the story development process, exposure to a more nuanced approach in the support of writers whilst simultaneously holding writers accountable for their creative work. 

Where will Award Take Place?

The Lab and Traineeship take place online and then for a week in-person in July 2023 at the Coot Club in Stanford, Western Cape.

Who is Eligible?

The Lab and Traineeship aim to support screenwriters and mid-career industry professionals from Nigeria, South Africa and Kenya who are seeking opportunities to develop their original story ideas in any genre and are looking to enhance their skills as story consultants respectively.

What is Value of Award?

To support the participants to focus on their involvement in the programmes, Realness Institute will provide a monthly stipend of ZAR 33,000 (Thirty-Three Thousand South African Rands) for the duration of the Lab and traineeship to help cover their living expenses.

How to Apply?

Interested participants are encouraged to visit for Episodic Lab programme application and for Development Executive Traineeship programme application and wait to be shortlisted.


Visit Application Webpage for Details