Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Scientific Accuracy in Film - Neil deGrasse Tyson Reacts to Negative Reactions to His Reviews of Science Fiction Films Scientific Accuracy in Film - Neil deGrasse Tyson Reacts to Negative Reactions to His Reviews of Science Fiction Films 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) 'Chocolate City' Finally Gets a Trailer + Release Date Set (Might It Steal Some of 'Magic Mike's' Summer Thunder?) Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... Barbie Is Honoring Ava DuVernay (and Other "Sheroes") With Her Very Own Doll. Have a Look... BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More BET Unveils 2015-2016 Slate Additions: New Original Scripted & Unscripted Series, Movies, News Specials & More Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Jada Pinkett Smith's Fish Mooney Will Return to 'Gotham' Streets with a New Look & Tougher Than Ever Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Mo'Nique Presents Email Evidence That Shows She Was in Contention for the Role of Cookie in 'Empire' Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May Films & TV Series Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library In May James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' James Earl Jones and Cicely Tyson Will Share a Stage Again in a Revival of 'The Gin Game' Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch: Michael Jackson’s Movie Career Summed Up in 7 Minutes Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch First Trailer for 'Desperate Housewives - Africa' + Individual Character Profiles Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Watch Trailer for Jordan Davis Documentary, '3 1/2 Minutes.' Coming to HBO This Fall Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Here Are the Cities & Theaters in Which Patrik-Ian Polk's Award-Winning Drama 'Blackbird' Will Open Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Trailer: Pilot Project 'First Gen' (The Trials and Tribulations of Being a First Gen Nigerian-American) Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? Apparently, Many of You Aren't Pleased With the "All-New" 'Single Ladies'... What's Going on? What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) What to Expect in Season 2 of 'Empire' (Less Opulence; Spike Lee May Direct, Oprah May Guest-Star, More) Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Why Was Janet Hubert (Aunt Viv) Really Replaced on 'Fresh Prince of Bel-Air'? Buzzfeed Investigates Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Whoopi Goldberg & Daughter Alex Martin Enter Reality TV Series Ring Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Gina Prince-Bythewood, Suzanne DePasse Join Slate of Judges for Fox Diverse Writer's Initiative

Shadow and Act By Jasmin | Shadow and Act January 20, 2012 at 6:58PM

Fox has announced the slate of writers, producers and executives set to judge its inaugural Fox Writer’s Intensive, a new initiative for experienced writers with diverse backgrounds, including LGBT and people of color.
2
Fox logo

Fox has announced the slate of writers, producers and executives set to judge its inaugural Fox Writer’s Intensive, a new initiative for experienced writers with diverse backgrounds, including LGBT and people of color.

Deadline reports that writer/director Gina Prince Bythewood and producer Suzanne DePasse will join the group of industry veterans from film, TV and publishing who will choose the final 10 writers to enter the program. Film Independent, one of the nominating organizations for FWI, is currently reviewing the hundreds of submissions and will make the first cut, selecting 20-30 finalists.

Some of the judges are also expected to participate in the program's curriculum. As announced back in October, the four-month-long intensive is said to focus on helping writers conceive original material, perfect writing skills for different mediums, and explore the business side of the entertainment industry.

At the end of the program, one standout participant will be chosen as the Fox Writer's Intensive Fellow, and will have his or her script purchased and developed by Fox. Fox has also committed to help staff the remaining FWI writers across their different divisions, and the network will have first look on their scripts.

The full list of judges is as follows:

Carla Kettner (EP, Bones)

Heather Mitchell (Supervising Producer, Scandal)

Matt Olmstead (EP, Breakout Kings)

Missy Alexander (Producer, How I Met Your Mother)

Gina Prince-Bythewood (Writer/Producer, The Secret Life of Bees)

Lisa Cortes (Writer, EP, Precious)

Charles Wright (Playwright/Director, Ruined)

Attica Locke (Novelist, Black Water Rising)

Suzanne DePasse (Producer, Sister, Sister)

David Engel (Producer, The Walking Dead)

Matthew Greenfield (SVP, Production, Fox Searchlight)

Nancy Utley (President, Marketing, Fox Searchlight)

Michael Morrison (President, Harper Collins)

Marcy Ross (EVP, Current, FBC)

Jane Francis (SVP, Fox21)

Dana Honor (VP, Comedy Development, 20th)

Karen Toliver (VP Production, Fox Animation)

Charlie Andrews (VP, Development Drama, FBC)

Shana Waterman (VP, Current, FBC)

Grant Gish (Director, Animation 20th)

Samata Narra (Director, Development Comedy, FBC)


Shadow & ActNewsletter