PLACES TO GET SCRIPTS
DIVERSITY AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMS
ABC PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES PROGRAM
This is a 12-month paid program, during which individuals from diverse backgrounds are placed in entry-level positions in the production-related areas of ABC Studios in Burbank, CA.
DEADLINE TO APPLY – Late April
About the Television Writing Fellowship
Fellows become employees of Disney | ABC Television Group and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000.00 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits plans. The program is designed to expose aspiring writers to key executives, producers and literary representatives – all essential in the pursuit of a writing career. Additionally, while in the program, fellows have the opportunity to work one-on-one with a current programming or development executive to create spec scripts of series from the current broadcast season. The ultimate goal is to prepare and nurture the fellows for a writing career.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – May -June
NHMC LATINO WRITERS PROGRAM
During the five-week, Los Angeles-based, intensive program which takes place in November and December, participants have the opportunity to develop at least one television spec script under the guidance of an entertainment industry professional. Those writers accepted into the program will have the opportunity to build relationships with broadcast network executives.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – April – August
NBC WRITERS ON THE VERGE
This is a 10-week program focused on polishing writers’ material and readying the participants for the staff writer position on a television series. Classes concentrate on creating an exceptional spec script and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – May-June
CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program
CBS’s program focuses on opening doors: providing opportunities to build relationships with network executives and showrunners; to support new and emerging writers in their efforts to improve their craft; and to develop the interpersonal skills necessary to break in and succeed.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – April
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – November
Warner Bros. Writer’s Workshop
The Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop consists of three components, Lectures, Simulated Writer’s Room, and Staffing, all geared towards preparing the writer for a successful career in TV writing.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS – May – June
THE WRITERS’ LAB (Women screenwriters over 40)
VALUABLE LINKS FOR FEATURE WRITERS
KEY PERIODICALS FOR WRITERS
IMPORTANT INTERNET SOURCES
CELTIX.COM – Free Screenwriting Software
EMPLOYMENT SITES FOR JOBS IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY