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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Parts 1, 2 & 3

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(May 14, 2016 – From L to R: SWN President Melessa Y. Sargent; Speakers Julie Janata, Karen Kirkland, Evette Vargas, Itai Grunfeld, Cristen Aery Clear and Moderator T. Diane Anderson)

 

A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV writing programs. The discussions explored the application submission processes for the writing programs, including the importance of submitting the right scripts which best showcase the applicants writing and the selection process.

 

1) Featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 3 – May 14, 2016:

  • Nickelodeon Writing Program — A full-time, one-year paid position.  While in the Program, writers meet series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live action and animated television.   www.nickwriting.com

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Karen Kirkland is the Vice President, Talent Development and Outreach for Nickelodeon Group, she oversees the network’s writing incubation program and is responsible for identifying and developing new writing talent.

 

 

Itai

 

Itai Grunfeld is a past program alumni, working currently as a staff writer on shows at Nickelodeon.

 

 

 

  • NHMC (National Hispanic Media Coalition) TV Writers Program — created in 2003, is an intensive 5-week, paid scriptwriters workshop that prepares Latinos for writing jobs at major television networks.  The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the format, characters and storyline structure of specific shows that are currently on the air.  The goal is that the writers garner the skills necessary to obtain employment in the industry.  http://www.nhmc.org/writersprogram

Evette Vargas

 

Evette Vargas is an alumni of the NHMC TV Writers Program and the PGA Power of Diversity Program.

 

 

 

  • Producers Guild Power of Diversity Producers Workshop 2016 — Intensive 8-week workshop to advance your project through master classes on the art and business of creative producing with renowned professionals in film, television and new media.
    • The Workshop exists to help nurture creativity and diverse perspectives from people from all walks of life. It gives select participants an opportunity to learn from some of the most successful producers in the business and network with like-minded participants.  http://www.producersguild.org/

Julie Janata

 

Julie Janata is volunteering as a Chair of the Producers Guild Power of Diversity Producers Workshop, as a Founding Member of PGA Womens’ Impact Network, and as Past President of Alliance of Women Directors.

 

 

  • Sundance Institute – Episodic Story Lab — offers 10 writers an opportunity to develop long-form episodic content in a setting where they can hone their writing skills and learn how to navigate the changing industry.  http://www.sundance.org/programs/episodic-storytelling
  • Sundance Institute – YouTube New Voices Lab — will take place November 10-12, 2016 at YouTube Space Los Angeles and is designed to support a group of 10 creators, developing scripted short-form episodic content for digital platforms (up to 25 minutes in length per episode).  http://www.sundance.org/programs/episodic-storytelling#newvoices

CristenAeryClear

 

Cristen Aery Clear is Manager of the Episodic Storytelling Initiative at the Sundance Institute, where she oversees both the Episodic Story Lab and Sundance Institute – YouTube New Voices Lab.

 

 

For more detailed information on the featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 3 – May 14, 2016 and the Speakers listed in the photo above, please press here.

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(April 9, 2016 – From L to R: SWN President Melessa Y. Sargent; Speakers Greta Heinemann, Charmaine DeGrate’, Christopher Mack, Niceole Levy, Carole Kirschner, Jen Grisanti and Moderator T. Diane Anderson)

2) Featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 2 – April 9, 2016:

  • NBC Writers on the Verge — 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series.  www.nbcunicareers.com/writers-verge

Jennifer Grisanti

 

Jen Grisanti is an International speaker, acclaimed Story/Career Consultant, Writing Instructor for Writers on the Verge at NBC, former 12-year studio executive, including VP of Current Programming at CBS/Paramount.

 

 

Niceole Levy

 

Niceole Levy is an alum of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program and NBC’s Writers on the Verge, she is currently a staff writer on The Mysteries of Laura.

 

 

 

  • Humanitas New Voices — The purpose of New Voices is to discover, nurture, empower and help launch the careers of talented emerging writers who have a fresh voice and a unique worldview.  http://humanitasprize.info/welcome/?page_id=724

Carole Kirschner

 

Carole Kirschner is the Director of the Writers Guild of America’s Showrunner Training Program, the CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program and the Humanities New Voices program.

 

 

Greta Heinemann

 

Greta Heinemann was chosen as one of the CBS Mentoring Program fellows and shortly after was also announced as one of the Humanitas Prize Foundation’s New Voices. Greta is currently staffed on her first job at CBS’ NCIS: New Orleans.

 

 

  • Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop — For over 30 years, the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop has been the premier writing program for new writers looking to start and further their career in the world of television.  http://writersworkshop.warnerbros.com/

ChristopherMack

 

Christopher Mack is a Vice President at Warner Brothers Television. For the past eight years, he has headed the Studio’s Television Workshop, the premier writing and directing program for professionals looking to start and/or further their careers in television.

 

Charmaine DeGrate'

 

Charmaine DeGrate’  is a proud graduate of the Warner Brothers Writers Workshop. Additionally, she was a Finalist for NBC/Universal’s Writer’s on the Verge, CBS Diversity Writer’s Mentoring Program and ABC Diversity Writer’s Program.

 

 

For more detailed information on the featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 2 – April 9, 2016 and the Speakers listed in the photo above, please press here.

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(February 13, 2016 – From L to R: SWN President Melessa Y. Sargent, Speakers Ivy Pruss, Heather Washington and Moderator T. Diane Anderson)

3) Featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 1 – February 13, 2016:

HeatherWashington

 

Heather Washington is the Manager of the Emerging Writers Fellowship, a program at Universal Pictures that is designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling.

 

 

Ivy Pruss

 

Ivy Pruss was a member of the inaugural class of the Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship. She currently works on OWN’s upcoming series, Greenleaf.

 

 

 

For more detailed information on the featured Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers Part 1 – February 13, 2016 and the Speakers listed in the photo above, please press here.

 

Write-ups available for viewing only by SWN Members in the Members Only Section. (Videos will be available soon.)

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