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Fox Launches Writer's Intensive to Target Diversity

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act October 19, 2011 at 9:15AM

Described as a highly selective writer's initiative held at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles from February to May, the Fox Writer's Intensive ("FWI") is a new program launched by Fox's Audience Strategy division.
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Described as a highly selective writer's initiative held at the Fox Studios in Los Angeles from February to May, the Fox Writer's Intensive ("FWI") is a new program launched by Fox's Audience Strategy division.

Deadline reports that unlike Fox's other diversity programs that seek entry level opportunities for young writers, this initiative targets more experienced writers, and is open not only to ethnic minorities, but to anyone with a diverse background - including LGBT, foreign-born, etc.

10 writers will be chosen to participate in four months of intensive training, including seminars, workshops, and interactive guest-speaker sessions with established writers, showrunners and directors.

While the unpaid program doesn't guarantee employment for its participants, it does aim to staff the FWI writers on one of Fox's scripted shows. It will also provide each FWI writer with a first look on his or her submitted original script, and announce the "Fox 10 to Read" list to entertainment trade publications, with agencies, management companies, and across all Fox units.

One outstanding writer will also be chosen as the FWI Fellow, and will have his or her script purchased and developed by Fox.

Regarding eligibility, candidates must have published or produced material “or other accomplished presentation of their work” in TV, film, literature or theater. New writers are encouraged to apply to the Fox Writer's Residency, launching in Fall 2012.

Candidates must also be nominated through one of the program’s partnering organizations or submitted through a talent agency/management company. Candidates cannot apply directly.

Nominating organizations include:

Film Independent
Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
New York Foundation for the Arts
Visual Communications
Writer’s Bootcamp
National Association of Latino Independent Producers
Organization of Black Screenwriters

FWI is a pilot program, so depending on the results with its inaugural class, we may see Fox develop it into a signature program.

For more information, visit the Fox website.

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