TV Fellowships and Resources

CAPE/Coalition of Asians Pacific in Entertainment, Deadline: January 9, 2017
Late Night Writers’ Workshop, Deadline: Jan 15, 2017
Sundance Episodic Storytelling Lab Deadline: Feb 1, 2017
Film Independent Episodic, Deadline: Feb 12 (non-members), Feb 26 (members)
Nickelodeon Writing Program, Deadline: February 28, 2017
Humanitas New Voices, Deadline: March 9, 2018
HBO Access Writing Fellowship Opening: March 1, 2017 (every two years)
CBS Diversity Writers Mentoring Program, Deadline: March 1, 2017 to May 1, 2017
NHMC (National Hispanic Media Council), Deadline: Late March to Early August
NBC Writers on the Verge, Deadline: May 1 – May 31, 2016
Warner Brothers Writers’ Workshop, Deadline: May 1 – May 31, 2016
Disney-ABC Writing Program , Deadline: Opens in May. Check Facebook page.
Fox Writers Lab, Deadline: Opens in September. Check link.

CONTESTS
Stephanie Palmer does a great job summarizing the contest scene here.
Here are some consensus top picks for TV:
Tracking Board Launch Pad TV Pilot (Dec 4 – Feb 20th)
Tracking B TV Pilot (Deadlines range from Jan 22nd – April 11th)
Slamdance Screenplay Competition TV pilot (Feb 22nd – April 11th)
Page International TV pilot (Deadlines range from Jan 17 – April 17th)
Scriptapalooza TV Pilot, TV spec script (April 15th)
Austin Film Festival Teleplay TV Pilot / TV spec script (Mar 31st – May 15th)
Final Draft Big Break TV Pilot / TV spec script (Deadline: Feb 29th – July 15)
Screencraft Pilot Launch TV Pilot (Aug 16th)
NYTVF TV Pilot (Deadline varies)

And for even MORE contests (plus handy calendar): Scriptreaderpro

PILOT SCRIPTS here: https://sites.google.com/site/tvwriting/home

BOOKS to get you started:
DRAMA
Pam Douglas,Writing the Television Drama Series
Jennifer Grisanti, Story Line
William Rabkin, Writing the Pilot
COMEDY
Alex Epstein, Crafty TV Writing
Ellen Sandler, The TV Writer’s Workbook
BUSINESS
Chad Gervich, Small Screen, Big Picture

PODCASTS
Children of Tendu
Nerdist Writers Panel
Writers Guild Foundation podcasts
Jen Grisanti
Scriptnotes – John August and Craig Mazin
Scripts and Scribes
On Story – Austin Film Fest
BBC Writers Room
Brian Koppelman’s The Moment

SPECIAL PODCAST ON THE FELLOWSHIPS
Jen Grisanti talks to ISA
Carole Kirschner talks to Pilar Alessandra (#376)

SPECS
TV Calling: What’s Hot and What’s  Not: Drama and Comedy
TV Calling: 10 Spec Writing Rules

PILOTS
The Hollywood Reporter‘s TV Pilots 2016, The Complete Guide
Variety‘s Pilot Scorecard

WGA Guide
Writing for Episodic TV

ORGANIZATIONS
JHRTS, Junior Hollywood Radio and Television Society

COLUMNS
Rebecca Norris on Writing for the Web in Script Magazine
Jennifer Grisanti in Huffington Post
Also, here

BLOGS
Kiyong Kim’s Blog of Creative Pursuits
Amanda Pendolino’s Aspiring TV Writer and Screenwriter Blog (no longer updated but still valuable info)
Reddit Screenwriting group

NEWS
TV by the Numbers
Tracking Board
Variety
The Hollywood Reporter
Deadline
Vulture
TV.com
TV Series Finale
TV Line

RECAPS
AV Club
Vulture
Hitfix

PITCHING
ATX Pitch tips

Anything obvious missing? Email me and weigh in. Good luck to all!

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