The 12-week program focuses on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. NBC Universal is looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. Writers from diverse backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.
The program will consist of two night classes, which will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBC in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments.
Classes concentrate on creating an exceptional spec and pilot script and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to showrunners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style. Past participants have gone on to series including COMMUNITY, BURN NOTICE, WHITE COLLAR, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, CHICAGO FIRE, and WHITNEY.
Submission Period: May 1-May 31, 2013 (3pm PST deadline)
Finalist Interviews: September 2013
Program Begins: October 1, 2013
Program Ends: January 23, 2014
Information on guidelines and applications available on the CAPE website.