The applications for WRITERSLAB 2019 is now closed

WritersLab 2019 will run from June-September 2019! Find out more about the course from our partner LASALLE College of the Arts (LASALLE)

What is it

WritersLab is a programme under the Story Lab initiative. Organised by LASALLE, this intensive scriptwriting programme aims to push the boundaries of scriptwriting and storytelling for television and online platforms by nurturing and developing the skills of committed Singaporean writers.

Who is it for

  • Passionate and committed writers looking to improve on their scriptwriting skills


Participants of the programme will be able to:
  1. Sharpen their story development, scriptwriting, and show running skills
  2. Receive personalised guidance from international and local experts
  3. Pitch story ideas for potential series development and production
  4. Applicants who are Media Freelancers* or Full-time Employees on no-pay leave will be eligible for a monthly allowance of S$800
    *Media Freelancer
    1. A person who does not have a contract of service with an employer
    2. Operates his/her own media service business or trade without hiring any employees
    3. He / She negotiates his/her own terms and benefits with clients, and it is clearly state in the contract that it is his/her service as an individual that is being procured for all intents and purposes
    4. He /She can either operate as individual or have an Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (CRA) registered entity such as sole proprietorship, limited liability partnerships, limited liability companies, partnerships, and companies, where such entity does not hire any employees

For enquiries

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Past Participants' Bios and Loglines

WritersLab 2018 Participants

WritersLab 2018 Participants
Back row, from L-R: Michael Chua, Suriya Rethnna, Tina Sim, Yogeetha, Priscilla Goh, Christopher Fok, Haresh Tilani, Huang Yushan
Front row, from L-R: Sue Yin, Daniel Soo, International Expert Colin Muir, Rajamogan

Click here to view the WritersLab 2018 participants' bios and loglines of the projects that were developed

WritersLab 2017 Participants

WritersLab 2017 Participants
From L-R: Francis Lau, Mickey Lin, Joanne Teo, Wong Oi Shan, Lim Jen Nee, Project Director Shari Goodhartz, Adeline Foo, Karl Gan and Wang Chu Qiao

Click here to view the WritersLab 2017 participants' bios and loglines of the projects that were developed

Click below to watch the shows developed by WritersLab 2017 participants that were produced on Toggle:
  1. Senior Management by Mickey Lin
  2. No Catalogue by Wong Oi Shan
  3. The Last Madame of Temple Street by Adeline Foo (estimated launch date: September 2019)

Testimonials from past writersLab participants

“An amazing experience! I'm blown away by the compelling stories in this IMDA Story Lab initiative and the feedback that we've received from Shari. The WritersLab has exceeded my expectations and I hope that we'll be able to keep pushing the boundaries of scriptwriting here in Singapore.”

Mickey Lin, Storyteller

"I liked the fact that this programme is so closely tied to industry practice with great local and international industry veterans as trainers to guide the participants in practical issues on top of the theoretical ideas of narratives. The one-on-one consultations have been really useful as well"

Huang Yushan, Senior Producer

“The presence of the experts, and their depth of knowledge really sold the programme for me. I have learnt so much that it’s now even applicable to my playwriting"

Christopher Fok, Theatre Playwright

Scriptwriting Interview with Adeline FooAdeline Foo is an aspiring TV writer who underwent WritersLab, an intensive scriptwriting programme. She’s an experienced writer who has authored several books.

You can read more about her experience here 
Writers lab participant karlKarl Gan is an aspiring TV writer who wishes to make his mark in the media industry. Though less experienced, he’s brimming with fresh ideas sharpened through WritersLab.

Find out more about his jouney here here