You might have been checking out The Experience this week and wondering where the hell I’ve been. I’ll tell you where the hell I’ve been.
IGNORING YOU, THAT’S WHERE!
But I promise, it’s all for a very good reason!
My writing partner, Adam Hunault, and I have been putting the finishing touches on our second script together as a writing team – a spec script of the show, Elementary – and preparing our application materials for the various network writing fellowships, most of which have deadlines around this time. The NBC Writers on the Verge program had its deadline today, and the WB Writers’ Workshop has its deadline tomorrow. So we spent the first three days finishing up the script, writing our “writer’s statement,” etc, etc. It kinda feels like we’re applying to college all over again. 🙂
But hopefully it’ll all be worth it.
For those of you who don’t know, these network writing fellowships are a way for new writers to be trained by professional TV writers. They’re super-competitive programs of varying lengths where you spend time writing scripts, meeting industry professionals, and being prepared to be able to take on a TV writing job. They don’t guarantee you a job, but many people who graduate from these programs are staffed, and that’s always the goal.
When I say they’re competitive, I mean that they get thousands of applications a year and only take, like, 12-20 people each.
So CLEARLY we’re gonna have these programs fighting over us, right? I mean, clearly.
Anyway, our entry for NBC Writers on the Verge…
And our entry into the WB Writers’ Workshop….
We’re currently getting together our materials for the Disney/ABC Writing Program, which has its deadline in two weeks. Wish us luck! 🙂