The program will consist of two night classes, which will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBC in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments.
Classes concentrate on creating an exceptional spec script and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to showrunners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style. Writing assignments on a NBC television show may be available after successful completion of the program but are not a guarantee. Past participants have gone on to series including Community, Burn Notice, White Collar, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Friday Night Lights and Chuck.
- Applicants must submit one properly formatted television spec screenplay based on a show that aired new episodes during the 2009-2010 season on any broadcast or cable network. This script must be submitted as a PDF file.
- Applicants must complete the WOTV application. If submitting with a writing partner, each must complete an application. (click here to download).
- Applicants must submit a copy of their resume (also as a PDF - including their e-mail address and phone number).
- Applicants must fill out a release form for their submitted script (click here to download the release form PDF). Once signed, release forms can be scanned and e-mailed with the application.
- Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the program.
May 26, 2010 - June 30, 2010 (3:00 PM PST deadline) - Submission Period
August 23 - September 8, 2010 - Finalists interviews
September 28, 2010 - Program begins
January 20, 2010 - Program ends*
(*Includes breaks for Thanksgiving & December Holidays)
Applications and questions should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
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