I found out about this cool program courtesy of Amanda’s blog.
Fox is offering a six week crash course in pilot script writing to a lucky handful of diverse candidates this year who submit original pilot episodes of their own shows.
It’s the called the Diversity Writer’s Initiative, sort of like the Nick Fellowship except they don’t indicate whether you get paid or not, and you need a letter of recommendation from either a friend in the industry, an agent or an attorney.
It’s a sweet deal though, because if you’re selected you will be writing with professionals who will help you pick your script apart and rewrite it so that it is professional grade. You will then have the opportunity to pitch it to Fox execs.
The deadline is not until July 3rd. You have two months to do this. You have no excuses. Go out there and show the world what you’re made of!