Apply before August 6th, 2017
The television scriptwriters workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of specific shows that are currently on the air. The five-week, *total immersion workshop is mentored and guided by former NBC V.P of Script Development, Geoff Harris and is conducted in Burbank, CA. 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 that the writers garner the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.
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.
*If accepted into the program you must be willing to take a leave of absence from work or school as the program is a full time commitment Monday-Friday.
**Those who reside outside of Southwest’s flying regions will have to get to an airport that flies Southwest, AT THEIR OWN COST, and then catch a Southwest flight to Burbank.
How to Apply
Applications are open: April 3 – August 7, 2017
Complete an online application, an ABC and NBC Release form, submit one writing sample of any type to include, plays, pilots, specs and books in PDF format. Television scripts are preferred. Please note that writing teams are ineligible. You must be able to show proof of U.S. employment eligibility at the time the program begins. You must be 18 or over to apply.
Fill out the online application, but before you do that you must have the following documents prepared to upload:
- Writing sample in .pdf format (only one can be uploaded)
- Resume or Bio in .pdf or .doc format
- Statement of interest: Why do you want to write for television? in .pdf or .doc format
- Signed ABC and NBC release forms in .pdf or .doc format (be sure to download the forms from this page, complete, sign, scan and upload to your application)