The Diversity Theme Fellowship will be accepting applicants on a rolling admissions beginning in April 2017 through December 2017. The fellowship is open to all minority writers as well as writers (Caucasian writers included) whose scripts feature diversity-themed subject matter. Examples include Straight Outta Compton, Woman on Top, Moonlight, Eat Drink Man Woman, … (If you’re not sure if your script qualifies, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Selected Fellows will be notified of acceptance within four-six weeks of their submission. Mentors will be linked to selected fellows based on mentor’s availabIlity and genre choice. We have an expanding list of mentors who have major motion pictures and/or written top-rated television series. It’s a very experienced group and they are committed to paying it forward in helping aspiring professional writers to break into the industry.
Writers can submit up to three pieces of material including screenplays, television pilots, treatments, novels, and short stories. Writers are also encouraged to submit a CV/bio as well as a mission statement. Fellowships are all $75.
MentorProducer of films including Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Sessions, and numerous features and documentaries.
MentorKnown for Celeste and Jesse Forever (Independent Spirit Nomination), Toy Story 4, and multiple film and television projects both writing and producing.
MentorKnown for 96 Seconds, No Good Deed, and multiple film projects in development.
Known for Drunks (writing and directing), Justified, Orange is the New Black, and Power, and multiple television and film projects writing and producing.
Known for Orange is the New Black, Equity.