Thursday, June 12, 2008

Brotherhood and Fellowship are not as good as fellowships and dating

I totally wasn't intending a real comparison at first, but it's a totally unrelated way. While entertaining, the Showtime show Brotherhood -- and even Fellowship of the Ring -- are not as good (for writers) as the various fellowships offered around town.

As such, here are the due dates for at least a few of them for you to keep in mind as you polish your specs for contest season. (Better hurry - Jul and I just finished first drafts of both Chuck and Pushing Daisies!)

CBS Diversity Institute Writing Program
- due June 1st - DEADLINE PASSED

NBC/Universal Writers on the Verge Program - due June 30th

FOX Diversity Writing Program
- due July 3rd

Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship
- due August 8th

A great source for a list of writing contests organized into helpful categories (feature scripts, TV scripts, contests for prod cos and agencies) and by due date is MovieBytes.

Amanda has also written fairly extensively about contests in several recent posts.

I'm sure there are many others out there, so feel free to post in comments and I'll try to check back in and update this post.


adam _______________________ said...

The ABC/Disney deadline is August 8. They posted it yesterday. Fyi.

Josh said...

Thanks for the heads-up.

Joseph said...

How much diversity should their be in your spec? If any? Consider that's what these fellowships want?

Anonymous said...

i think it's easier to get an agent than win some of these things.

J.D. said...

Warner Bros writing fellowship is July 25th