Leave a comment Edit Psst….Aspiring Television Writers
Have you ever dreamed of writing for television? Here’s your chance.
The Nickelodeon Writing Program is one of the “Big 5″ television writer development programs open to new, and aspiring writers. They are now accepting half hour spec scripts based on current network and cable comedies, and/or children’s shows.
The Nickelodeon Writing Program’s deadline is on February 28th.
Is your writing style a little less Sofia the 1st, and more Breaking Bad in tone? Don’t worry, the other major writing programs are open to either half hour comedy or 1 hour drama submissions. Their deadlines are:
CBS Writers Mentoring Mentoring: Accepting Applications from March 3rd to May 1st, 2014
NBC Writers on the Verge: TBD – typically May or June
Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship: TBD – Typically May or June
WB Writers Workshop: Submissions accepted from May 1st thru June 1st, 2014.
In addition to the big 5, there are many other high caliber diversity programs open to aspiring television writers. A few programs with deadlines still open in 2014 are:
The NHMC Television Writers Program: Founded in 2003, NHMC program is sponsored by the major networks, and has become an increasingly effective stepping stone for aspiring Latino television writers.
Are you a military veteran?
The Writers Guild of America, West is hosting a Military Veterans Writing Workshop on May 3-4, 2014. The program deadline is March 7, 2014.
And then there is this intriguing new program in the works…
Check in later for previews of the other Big 5 programs, as their submission periods approach.