HBO is on the hunt for talented writers from “diverse backgrounds” (middle class white dudes probably need not apply) for its HBOAccess Writing Fellowship. Applications will be accepted starting March 4, and don’t be late. HBO is cutting off submissions once it receives 1,000.
If you’re lucky enough to make the cut, HBO is going to make it worth your time. Selected writers will attend a week-long set of classes at HBO’s campus in Santa Monica. The courses will focus on everything a fledgling TV/movie writer needs: how to develop characters and stories, how to pitching ideas and projects, the best way to secure an agent, and how to network without annoying people.
The classes sound great, but they’re just the beginning:
Each participant will then enter into an 8-month writing phase where he/she will be paired with an HBO development executive and guided through the script development process. At the conclusion of the program, HBO will hold a reception and staged reading for industry professionals where the writers will be introduced to the entertainment industry.
If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, click through to learn more about the process. And good luck!