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Apply for Universal Pictures Writers Fellowship

Screenwriters can apply for Universal Pictures’ new one-year Emerging Writers Fellowship. Through the program, the movie studio will hire up to five screenwriters “who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry.”

The movie studio opened this application link on September 3rd, but will only accept 500 applications.

Along with the application, you can submit one original feature length script, a resume and “two letters of recommendation from industry professionals.”

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Emerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work exclusively with the studio over the course of a year to hone their skills. During this program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas. Fellows will also attend workshops, receive mentoring, interact with top literary agents and sit in on Universal’s executive meetings. Fellows admitted into the program will be hired under a writing service agreement and must be committed to working full-time for one year.

(Link via beneverhart)

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