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Bill Cosby 2012 15-Week Intensive Writing Workshop Wants You To Apply Now!

by Tambay A. Obenson
July 28, 2011 7:39 AM
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The Guy Hanks and Marvin Miller Writing program established by Bill and Camille Cosby in 1993, at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, is taking applications for 2012.

The application period is open from July 15th to September 15th.

Named in honor of Camille's father, Guy Alexander Hanks and Bill's producer, Marvin Miller, the fifteen-week intensive workshop was designed with a two-fold purpose: "To assist writers in the completion of a film or television script, and to deepen the participants appreciation for and comprehension of African American history and culture."

Click HERE to apply now!

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  • Renzie Wilson | August 12, 2011 11:47 AMReply

    I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to dowblaod the aplication for the screenwriting program. Is is possible for an application to be mailed to me?? I have written my first screeplay, which is adopted from my novel, December's Eve by Renzie and I am very much interested in these classes.

  • Eileen H. | August 5, 2011 5:05 AMReply

    I assume the concentration is on African American culture because that is an area where professionals in this field are severely underserved. Who better to assist in that area than experts on the subject matter?

    Unfortunate for me, it is on the other side of the country.

  • Tamara | August 3, 2011 5:11 AMReply

    Got 3 in order, though not polished (read: completed). i will be entering. that is my plan.

  • BodeBrown | August 1, 2011 8:02 AMReply

    I am a nigerian @ home, how can i participate in the bill cosby school program. Or is it by correspondent?

  • Hedda Lettuce | August 1, 2011 4:54 AMReply

    Why a concentration on any particular ethnicity?
    America deserves talented writers who stop putting an emphasis on race and ethnicity, who instead focus on reality. Reality is, the entire country is in dire straits. Let's not add fuel to the fire, eh?

  • Rob Tyler | December 28, 2011 9:11 PM

    I agree. I'd participated in the program in 2011 and found that to be the main problem for me. Most of the Writers there wrote on those type of genres. I'm a universal writer, that try to see my works in a very broad perspective. While I found the program interesting, you'll still have to write daily and get your works in the right hand. You only get Cosby name to use in your resume. Best of luck to whomever apply for 2012.

  • Pete_Grimm | August 1, 2011 4:27 AMReply

    Sounds like you could get the equivalent of an intensive college course taught by people who have "been there - done that."

  • mlm | July 28, 2011 10:37 AMReply

    sounds good! I always forget about these fellowships and what not until after the deadlines have passed.

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