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Disney•ABC Writing Fellowship
500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-4016
United States
ABCWritingFellowship@abc.com
www.disneyabctalentdevelopment.com/writing_program.html

Description: Writers become employees of Disney│ABC Television Group (DATG) and will be paid a weekly salary of $961.54 ($50,000 annualized) plus any applicable benefits for which they are eligible in accordance with the then-current Company benefits. The one-year program begins in February and ends in February of the following year. Please note that time frames are subject
to change.
Objective: The primary goal for Program Writers is to staff on a DATG series as a staff writer during the one-year program; however, staffing is not guaranteed. The program also provides access to executives, producers and literary representatives through various meetings and events designed to facilitate relationships that can prove invaluable in developing a television writing career. For at least the first month the Program Writers participate in a curriculum designed to better prepare them for staffing consideration. Past activities have included workshops led by veteran television writers, producers and Disney │ABC Writing Program alumni; improvisational workshops; and networking mixers with DATG current programming and development executives.

From self-branding to creating new writing samples, the goal is to present DATG executives and producers with viable writing candidates who will make invaluable contributions in a
writers’ room.
Eligibility: At least twenty - one (21) years of age, possess evidence of identity & US employment eligibility.
Entry Fee: None
Type: Screenplay, TV Scripts
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Other
Start Date: 5/1/2017
Submission Deadlines: 5/31/2017
Winners Announced: December 2017
Year of Origin: 1990
Rules: For consideration, the application, a statement of interest (500 words or less), Writing Fellowship Program Letter Agreement, writing sample (with proof of current registration with Writers Guild of America, West or East and/or the Library of Congress), a work resume and autobiographical summary, must be submitted together by July 1st 2007 to the contact mailing address listed above.

There is no application fee. However, your program letter agreement is a legal document and must be signed and properly notarized and included with your application and submission. Please review the Writing Fellowship Guidelines for additional requirements.

Appropriate writing samples for the feature film division include: a live-action motion picture screenplay (no longer than 120 pages) or one (1) play, up to three acts. Appropriate writing samples for the television division include: a full-length script appropriate for a half-hour or one-hour television series, based on a current prime time television or cable broadcast series currently in production.

Your writing sample does not have to be a television program that is currently being produced by or aired on any of The Disney•ABC Television Group broadcast outlets, including but not limited to The ABC Television Network, Disney Channel, or ABC Family. Plays will not be accepted for application to the television division.
Unacceptable materials for both the feature film and television divisions include: treatments, outlines, short stories, poems, books, magazine/newspaper articles, audio/video tapes, drawings, or scripts adapted from other material not indicative of writing for television or film (such as a novel). We do not accept feature animation, musicals of any kind, sequels to motion pictures, or original television pilots.
Prizes and Awards: Fellows will each be provided a salary for a one-year period tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2018.

 


 

 

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