Huge thanks to Jen Grisanti-- and her awesome monthly newsletter-- for compiling this great list of deadlines for upcoming network and studio writing programs. For all those applying-- GOOD LUCK!
WRITING PROGRAMS AND DEADLINES FOR TV WRITERS
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.
Please go to http://www.nbcunicareers.com/entry_leadership/Writers_On_The_Verge
DEADLINE TO APPLY - June 30, 2009
ABC 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.
Please go to http://www.abctalentdevelopment.com/
DEADLINE TO APPLY - April 24, 2009
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.
Please go to http://www.cbscorporation.com/diversity/cbs_network/index.php
DEADLINE TO APPLY - May 1, 2009.
FOX Diversity Writers Initiative
Writers selected will be invited to attend a six-week session at Writers Boot Camp and be offered a consultation with WBC mentors during which time writers will rewrite and improve their scripts. The goal is to execute scripts at a level of professional quality equal to those purchased by Fox in the course of its normal television development.
Please go to http://www.fox.com/diversity/creative/writer_initiative.htm
DEADLINE TO APPLY - July 3, 2009
Warner Bros. Writers 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.
Please go to http://www.writersworkshop.warnerbros.com
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED - May 1, 2009 - July 25, 2009