Universal Studios Launches Screenwriters Fellowship

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All you would-be screenwriters, take note: Universal Studios will soon accept a small group of talented but industry-invisible people for a year-long writing program, GalleyCat reports. It's called the Emerging Writers Fellowship, and it's "designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling." Here's more from the press release:

Emerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work exclusively with the studio over the course of a year to hone their skills. During this program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas. Fellows will also attend workshops, receive mentoring, interact with top literary agents and sit in on Universal’s executive meetings. Fellows admitted into the program will be hired under a writing service agreement and must be committed to working full-time for one year.

In other words, this is pretty much the most bad-ass internship you'll ever get. Yes, I know, it's more complicated than that, but still.

Think you've got what it takes? Let's hope you do, because Universal will only be hiring 5 screenwriters into the program. Not only that, they are only accepting 500 applications. The official application won't be released until September 3rd, so you still have some time to polish up that feature-length script. Who's going to apply? 

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Conrad Clough August 19, 2013 - 7:09am

Looks like a great opportunity.