The television writer’s workshop focuses on the writing of an original TV pilot or a spec episode of a series currently on TV, conducted in an environment that simulates a TV Writers Room. The five-week, total immersion workshop is guided by former NBC V.P. of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Studio City, California. A total of 10 writers are accepted nationwide from an established network of non-profit agencies, schools, universities, guilds and media organizations. The goal is for writers to develop the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.
Since its inception, the program has graduated more than 100 writers — 25% of whom have been staffed on shows in networks such as ABC/Disney, NBC, CBS, FOX, Nickelodeon, CW, BET, LATV, VH1 and NUVOtv
The program normally takes place in the Fall of each year, wrapping up before Thanksgiving. A stipend of $250 per week will be given to each participant. Southwest Airline vouchers, housing, and meals will be provided to accepted participants who hail from out of state. The program is a full time commitment Monday-Friday.
Deadline: August 3, 2015
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