seventeenth year, we are continuing the search to discover and
employ creative talent and to employ culturally and ethnically
diverse writers. We are looking for up to fifteen writers to work
full-time developing their craft at The Walt Disney Studios and ABC
Entertainment. The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment are
equal opportunity employers and it is our policy not to discriminate
on the basis of age, color, handicap or disability, ancestry,
national origin, marital status, race, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, veteran status, or political affiliation, or on any
other unlawful basis in its employment programs.
We will be offering Fellowships in the feature film and television
areas through The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment,
respectively. No previous experience is necessary; however, writing
samples are required. Fellows will each be provided a salary of
$50,000 for a one-year period tentatively scheduled to begin in
This Program is open to all writers. Members with Writers Guild of
America (WGA) credits are also eligible for this Program.
The program boasts an impressive roster of alumni who are now
enjoying successful careers in the television and the feature
film-writing workforce. As the program's level of prestige has
increased, its graduates have been called upon for assignments
spanning every studio and network in the industry. Of recent
Fellowship graduates, Cindy McCreery (2003) sold her feature comedy
pitch "Powder puff Girls" to Disney; Tamiko Brooks (2003) was hired
as a staff writer on "Eight Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage
Daughter;" Sean Diviny (2003) was hired as a staff writer on
"Alias;" Monica Zepeda (2002), was hired as one of the writers on
the SHREK II video game; Sonya Steele (2002) was staffed on "ER;"
Veena Sud (2002) was hired as a writer on CBS's "Cold Case;" Brenda
Hsueh (2002), was staffed on Fox's "Oliver Beene;" Nelson Soler
(2001) was hired writer/producer for ABC's "Trista And Ryan's
Wedding;" Dailyn Rodriquez (2001), is staffed as story editor on
ABC's "The George Lopez Show;" and John Marsh (2001), wrote an
episode for Disney Channel's "Proud Family."
Former Fellows also include Joan Weiss (1999-2000), Co-Producer for
the WB's "Everwood;" Heather Hach (1999-00), wrote the Walt Disney's
remake of "Freaky Friday" and "There's a Pop Diva Loose in the
Cafeteria" for DreamWorks; Meghan McCarthy (1999-00), sold her
feature script "The Bachelorette" to Universal Pictures; Saladin
Patterson (1996-97), is Co-Executive Producer on "Bernie Mac;" Don
D. Scott (1995-1997) was a writer on "Barbershop" and "Barbershop
2:Back In Business;" Luisa Leschin (1995-1996), is Co-Producer on
ABC's "The George Lopez Show;" Peter Murrieta (1994-1995), was
Executive Producer and creator of the WB's "Greetings from Tucson"
and "All About the Andersons;" Jane Espenson (1992-1993), was
Co-Executive Producer on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer;" Malcolm Lee
(1992-1993), is writer/director of the film "The Best Man," and
director of "Undercover Brother" for Universal Pictures.
Jacquelyn C. Edmonds (1991-92), is Co-Executive Producer on UPN's
"Abby;" Laurence Andries (1991-1992) is Co-Executive Producer of
"Alias;" Tony Puryear (1990-1991), wrote the feature "Eraser;"
Reggie "Rock" Bythewood (1990-1991), wrote and directed "Dancing in
September" for HBO and "Biker Boyz" for DreamWorks; Tim Doyle
(1990-1991) served as executive producer on critically acclaimed
seasons of ABC's "Ellen" and "Grace Under Fire" and is currently the
creator of "Stuck In The Middle with You," an NBC comedy slated for
mid-season 2003-04; and Gary Hardwick (1990-1991), wrote the feature
films " Trippin," " Bring It On, " and wrote and directed "The
Brothers," and "Deliver Us from Eva."