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Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship

Fellowship Program Administrator/Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship

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500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0705
818-560-6894 (voice)

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Email: abc.fellowships@abc.com

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Objective

To seek out and employ culturally and ethnically diverse new writers.

The annual submission period for the Writing Program opens during the month of May. Specific dates vary year to year.

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 06/02/2017

Rules

Submit a writing sample, writing or work history resume, application form, and a notarized standard letter agreement. Application forms are available on the website. Scripts will not be returned.

Awards

Fellows will each be provided a salary of $50,000 for a one-year period.

Fellowship Program Administrator/Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship

Contact

500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0705
818-560-6894 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: abc.fellowships@abc.com

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Fellowship Program Administrator/Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship

Contact

500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0705
818-560-6894 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: abc.fellowships@abc.com

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Disney Fellowship Winners Announced

LOS ANGELES - Eight writers have been chosen from a field of more than 2,000 candidates to participate in the 10TH year of the Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship Program, it was announced today by John Wells, President of the Writers Guild of America, west, and by Lloyd Braun, co-chairman, ABC Entertainment Television Group. The new Fellows were feted at a reception hosted by the Writers Guild in October, and again at a Disney/ABC reception on November 17, 1999.

"The Writers Guild applauds Disney's commitment of financial resources and creative expertise to the Fellowship Program, and encourages other studios to replicate this model," said Wells in making the announcement. "The program has provided direct access to employment opportunities for writers from diverse backgrounds and we hope to see it expanded even further."

Braun noted that "Walt Disney Studios is proud to be able to continue its support of this worthwhile project. We believe in nurturing talent in all areas and the writers that have emerged from the Fellowship Program have exceeded our highest expectations."

The 1999-2000 Television and Feature Fellows are: Jonathan Dees, Ayanna Floyd, Gary Green, Heather Hach, Paul Makkos, Meghan McCarthy, Margaret Webb and Joan Weiss.

The program, which made its debut in 1990, has included many writers who are now employed in television and feature film writing. Past Fellows include:

* Malcolm Lee (1992-93), writer/director of the recently released movie, The Best Man;

* Tony Puryear (1990-91), writer on Eraser;

* Reggie "Rock" Blythewood (1990-91), writer of the critically acclaimed film Get On the Bus;

* Jacque Edmonds (1991-92), co-executive producer on Moesha;

* Sue Paige & Daniel Paige (1996-97), husband-and-wife team, supervising producers on ABC's Once and Again;

* Erica Montolfo (1997-98), staff writer on Boy Meets World;

* Saladin Patterson (1996-97), story editor on The P.J's;

* Jane Espenson (1992-93), producer on Buffy the Vampire Slayer;

* Natalie Chaidez (1990-91), producer on Judging Amy; and

* Peter Murietta (1994-95), executive story editor on Jessie.

The recipients submit scripts, which are read by representatives of the Television Fellowship Division, headed by Susan Leeper, Vice-President of Current Comedy Series, ABC Entertainment, and the Theatrical Fellowship Division, headed by Casey Wolfe, Creative Affairs Coordinator, Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group. The finalists are interviewed in person before the final selection takes place.

For detailed information about the program or to receive an application, candidates should call the hotline at (818) 560-6894. Writers Guild of America members only should call the Guild's Employment Access Department RSVP line at (323) 782-4648.

Updated: 11/18/1999
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Fellowship Program Administrator/Walt Disney Studios/ABC Writers Fellowship

Contact

500 South Buena Vista Street
Burbank, CA 91521-0705
818-560-6894 (voice)

Web: Click here
Email: abc.fellowships@abc.com

Report Card

Overall: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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