Notes From ABC/Disney Event

Below are notes from last week's ABC/Disney Writer's Fellowship event. Enjoy!


  • Last year, 1800 people applied. Space is limited to 8 spots this year.
  • Program lasts one year. Fellows sign a one-year contract.
  • Apply with one sample, a spec script
  • Application materials should be placed on two CD’s: One containing the script, the other contains paperwork, release forms, two letters of recommendation (first year they are doing this).
  • Deadline is June 1, 2011. Application must be postmarked by that date or the application does not proceed.
  • All materials must be included in the package. If something is missing, even a “minor” document, the application does not proceed.
  • Program is NOT a training program. Don’t look at it as a way to start your career, but to further it. The goal of the program is to staff each applicant. They have staffed every one in the last 4 years of the fellowship. Creative Executives are invested in the program and want finished fellows to be polished when they complete the fellowship.
  • This is the only program that has been sanctioned by the WGA.
  • Strong alumni component too (Jane Espenson, etc).

ABC/Disney Television Writing Fellowship

We are doing our yearly Disney Fellowship event with Frank Gonzalez and Ollie Ashtari-Larki this wed May 04 at 7:30PM at Spot 5750. It's a great opportunity to learn about the fellowship and get application tips. Email if you haven't already gotten an invite.