Thursday, April 3, 2008

Event Alert: Screenplay Lab presents Frank Gonzalez

As part of their free speaker series, ScreenplayLab hosts ABC/Disney Fellowship Director Frank Gonzalez in a presentation about how to take advantage of Disney's programs to help artists advance their careers. Gonzalez oversees the day to day operations of The Disney ABC Writing Fellowship Program, The IAIA Summer Television & Film workshop for American Indians, the Directors Guild of America/ABC Directing Fellowship Program, talent hiring initiatives, talent tracking, grants, scholarships and internships.

Date: Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Place: Fine Arts Theatre
8556 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

RSVP here!

ABC Disney Writing Fellowship

What It Is:

Begun in 1990 in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, west, this has become one of the industry's best known and most respected writing fellowships. More than 200 alumni number among Hollywood's elite, including screenwriters, directors and television showrunners. A limited number of full-time fellowships are available each year for both feature film and television projects.

How It Works:

Fellows receive a weekly salary for a one-year period, subject to change, but (currently amounting to $50,000/year plus benefits). The program is an intensive, hands-on experience that involves workshops, seminars and mentorships with creative executives from ABC, ABC Television Studio, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Lifetime and Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group.

ABC Disney offers outreach programs for actors, television series writers, film screenwriters, daytime television writers, directors, and a special program for American Indians. And unlike the Nicholl Fellowship or Sundance, entering the Disney Fellowship is FREE.

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