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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.
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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)


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