Writing On Spec

An award caliber procrastinator discovers a new and dangerous pursuit to keep him from actually writing another script. Why another Blog? I love to talk screenwriting. I love to talk story. I live in Richmond, VA. It's almost easier to get produced than find another screenwriter here. We are the anti-LA.

Friday, August 04, 2006

What's Better Than Winning a Contest

The Disney Fellowship. Lots of people enter and if you're single, or married and able to relocate or be apart from your spouse for a year, so should you.

A contest win is very satisfying. You get a prize, you might get some calls to option your work, etc. However, if there are no bites, that's it.

The Disney Fellowship is a job writing for a living with other professionals for a year. What better place to learn the business, make contacts and work on polishing your writing to a professional level?

The title of this blog should link to their page. Bookmark it and check out the guidelines and mark their deadline on your calendar each year.

Sam & Jim (of Sam & Jim Go To Hollywood fame) were both Disney fellows as well as Sal over at "Let Me In". Check out their pages and see what they thought of the program. Sam & Jim are doing well currently and Sal is still in the program, so you can get a current view of what it's like.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Nicholl Fellowship also pays for a one year trainign deal, but you get to do it from wherever you want. Another good one

Friday, August 11, 2006 at 10:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Dave said...

While I agree that the Nicholl is good, my personal opinion is that the Disney fellowship is king for the very reason that it puts you face to face, day in/day out with people that are doing the work now.

It's not a "go off and do your work" reward, but a "come and work for us and we'll train you" reward. To me, the people and knowledge you can pick up in a year outweighs the benefit of just funding.

Monday, August 21, 2006 at 12:29:00 PM EDT  

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