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HBOAccess Writing Fellowship
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States
310-382-3090
hboaccess2@hbo.com
www.hbo.com/hboaccess/

Description: The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship is designed to give emerging, diverse writers the opportunity to develop a half-hour or hour script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

Objective: The program will select up to 8 diverse writers to take part in a series of master classes held over one week in mid-August at the HBO campus in Santa Monica. Classes will consist of discussions with HBO executives and showrunners and will focus on character, story, pitching, securing an agent, and networking.
Entry Fee: Free
Type: TV Scripts
Promotes: Minorities
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 3/1/2017
Submission Deadlines: 3/4/2017
Winners Announced: June 9, 2017
Rules: What kind of material should I submit?
Submissions must be an original scripted 1/2 hour comedy pilot or 1 hour drama pilot, one act play or full length play. No feature film scripts, webisodes, short stories, novels, graphic novels, or blogs will be accepted during the first round submission process.

Who is eligible to apply?
Any diverse writer, 21 or over, who meets the application requirements.

I am not 21 now, but what if I turn 21 by the time the program begins?
Feel free to apply if you are over 21 by the time the program starts in July.

What is the definition of diversity?
For the purposes of the HBOACCESS program, diversity is defined as those who identify as any of the following: Asian, Pacific Islander, Sub-Continental Asian, Black, Hispanic, Native American, Middle Eastern. Diversity is also defined as those who identify as female or transgender.

Are people with disabilities considered diverse?
Yes, provided they also identify in one of the above categories.

How about LGBTQ?
If you also consider yourself to be a female or a person of color, then yes, feel free to apply.

For additional rules and further details:

filmfreeway.com/festival/HBOAccessWritingFellowship
Prizes and Awards: Winners will be paired with an HBO or Cinemax development executive who will serve as his/her mentor over the course of 10 months. Mentoring can be done remotely or in person pending whichever is logistically feasible. In addition, we will hold monthly group meetings during which projects will continue to be work-shopped.

Material created during the program will be considered for production in the HBOAccess 2018 Directing Fellowship.

 


 

 

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