Ever feel like you don’t see enough Latin names in the credits of your favorite TV shows? Well Fox is hoping to change all that with their new Writer’s Intensivediversity program.
Looking to reach Latinos, African-Americans, and even the gay and lesbian population, the Writer’s Intensive will accept 10 applicants and enroll them in a grueling four-month training program. Studio producers, screenwriters, and directors will oversee the participants and teach them a variety of insider skills.
As the network puts it,
“[The Writer’s Intensive] is designed to nurture experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences and create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing as writers, story editors or showrunners on Fox productions.”
Part of the curriculum will include generating sample scripts and learning about development deals. After the four months are over, one participant will be selected as the Writer’s Intensive Fellow and their original ideas will be submitted as a possible TV pilot.
The program kicks off next February, but submissions are being taken between now and November 9. To make the cut, you’ll need to be “nominated” through one of Fox’s partner organizations. Check out their official site for more details on how to apply!
By Michael Lopez