Saturday, June 30, 2007

Disney Writing Fellowship

This is one of the few fast tracks to a screen or television career - highly recommmended.


OPEN CALL FOR A REJUVENATED DISNEY WRITING FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: 7/1 - Application materials/info: http://www.disneyabctalentdevelopmen...ms_writers.htm.
If you're a great writer, getting your material in front of the right pair of eyes can be just as hard as writing the next great American screenplay. The 2008 Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship provides programs and opportunities for writers at
various stages of their careers, from talented newcomers to seasoned pros. This year, the fellowship will offer $50,000 grants to 14 culturally and ethnically diverse writers (up from four last year) selected for both the motion picture and the television side of the fellowship.

The fellowship began in 1990 in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, West. It has become one of the industry's best known and most respected writing fellowships. More than 200 alumni number among Hollywood's elite, including screenwriters, directors and television showrunners. A limited number of full-time fellowships are available each year for both feature film and television projects. Fellows receive a weekly salary for a one-year period, subject to change, but (currently amounting to $50,000/year plus benefits). The program is an intensive, hands-on experience that involves workshops, seminars and mentorships with creative executives from ABC, ABC Television Studio, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Lifetime and Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. No previous
professional experience is necessary, but strong writing samples are required.