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Writing Programs and Fellowships for Emerging Writers – Part 1

Event Date: Saturday, February 13, 2016 || Speakers: Heather Washington and Ivy Pruss || Check-in: 12:30 pm ||

A series of moderated panels featuring representatives and program alumni from the various TV and feature writing programs. See more details below.


**The deadline has passed and REGISTRATION is now CLOSED for this event. Please view our calendar for upcoming events.



More details about this meeting:

The discussion will explore the application submission process for the writing program, including the importance of submitting the right scripts which best showcase your writing and the selection process. Additionally, past program alumni will share their experiences in the writing program.

Featured Programs:

Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship — a one-year paid fellowship program for feature film screenwriters with diverse voices.’-emerging-writers-fellowship

HeatherWashingtonHeather 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.  In this position, Washington designs, implements and oversees all aspects of the year-long writers’ fellowship program.  From 2010 to 2013, Washington honed her filmmaking skills in the Universal Pictures Leadership Program, a studio executive training program.  In that position, Washington received managerial training in production development, marketing and publicity.   Previously, Washington practiced entertainment and corporate law in Atlanta, GA.  Washington is a graduate of Howard University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their two children.

Ivy PrussIvy Pruss is a writer from Las Vegas. She was member of the inaugural class of the Universal Pictures Emerging Writers Fellowship, and she holds degrees from Dartmouth College and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. She currently works on OWN’s upcoming series, Greenleaf.





Join us on the Second Saturday every month at:

Sidetrack Creative Studios
5723 Auckland Ave.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

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As this is a professional event, we ask that you please arrive prior to the event start time.

Meeting Timeframe: 1:00 pm to approximately 3:00 pm

Free Street Parking!
Please remember to bring a picture ID and your SWN Membership Card!

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