Notification: December 30, 2012
This program meets two evenings a week for 15-weeks beginning February. It is designed to assist writers in completing a television or feature script, while giving them the opportunity to examine African-American history, culture and iconography. Participation is free to those selected.
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Starting its fourteenth year, THE GUY A. HANKS & MARVIN
MILLER SCREENWRITING PROGRAM, has accepted the following individuals into the
2008 program: David Abernathy, Kimberly Allen, Michael Bandy, Andre Gaines, Michael
Glenn, Reggie Harper, Paul Hayes, Torrance Hill, Kamal Abdul-Jabbaar, Kiki McKnight,
Vivian Peyton, Dee Rees, Marlon Reid, Eric Stein, Shequeta Smith, Marlene Taylor, Lori
Webster, Eyvonne Williams, and Andre Wiggins.
Established by Drs. Bill and Camille Cosby at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the goal of the program is to increase the pool of qualified diverse writers for the entertainment industry and has single handedly brought more successful African-American Writers into the entertainment industry than any other program of its type.
The writers selected for this program are intermediate to advanced level television and feature writers. They usually have no produced credits, but are on the brink of great success. Alumni are highly respected in the industry and are sought after as skilled writers. Past participants have excelled in the entertainment industry and have been honored by governmental and local organizations including the NAACP.
Program alumni are a primary source for recruiting for the Disney Writing Fellowship, the Fox Diversity Program, CBS Television Program, the Nickelodeon Writer's Program and the Warner Brothers Comedy and Drama Writing Program. Alumni are also sought after by top agencies including UTA, William Morris, ICM and CAA, to name a few.
An interview with screenwriter Shequeta Smith regarding the Cosby Writing Competition.