Full scholarships to the Rocaberti Writers' Retreats!



Mentoring by Oscar-nominated and #1 Netflix hit producers in a medieval castle in France

Our annual Scholarship Contest is here, and we are offering one FULL SCHOLARSHIP, as well as several partial ones, to be mentored, in person, by Academy Award-nominated producer Andrew Lazar (AMERICAN SNIPER, PERSUASION, I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS).

Lazar, whose offices are on the Warner Bros lot, and who has a first-look deal with them to distribute his films, will be joined by British producer Andrew Cole-Bulgin, who produced the #1 Netflix series THE KISSING BOOTH, and who is actively on the look-out for new projects.

Rocaberti (one of ‘8 Unmissable Writers’ Retreats Worldwide’ - American Express), will be handpicking the winner to come to the retreat to work with either Lazar or Cole-Bulgin, one-on-one, whilst also having the experience of a lifetime in a medieval castle in France.


In addition to the full scholarship winner, top-ranking finalists will be offered a partial scholarship of 1,500 euros towards the retreat fees. (Usual cost: 5,495 euros.)


Other top industry mentors at Rocaberti include:

  • Kelly Edwards, Writer, Executive Producer and Author of The Executive Chair.
  • Simon Egan, Academy Award-winning producer of THE KING’S SPEECH.
  • Jen Grisanti, former Studio Exec and the Writing Instructor for NBC's Writers on the Verge.
  • Richard “RB” Botto, the Founder & CEO of Stage 32, the official film and networking platform of AFM and the Cannes Film Festival.
  • Diane Drake, Multi-million dollar screenwriter (WHAT WOMEN WANT, ONLY YOU).


DEADLINE: Friday, February 10th, 2023, 12 midnight, West Coast time.

Entrance Fee: None. We just ask that you share this page on social media. 🙂

Please fill out the form below where you will be asked to:

a) Enter a brief outline of your screenplay, TV pilot or book (max: 250 words), as well as explaining why you believe you're deserving of the scholarship (max: 250 words).

b) Please also confirm that you can cover the remaining retreat fees (3,995 euros, instead of the usual fees of 5,495 euros) if awarded a Partial Scholarship of 1,500 euros.

c) Finally, don't forget to include the screenshot of your social media share!


Applications are now closed