15th Annual CAPE New Writers Fellowship

Attention aspiring screenwriters and television writers! The 15th Annual CAPE New Writers Fellowship is officially open for submissions, and the deadline is quickly approaching.

For over a decade, the CAPE New Writers Fellowship has dedicated itself to discovering and nurturing new Asian American and Pacific Islander writers as well as helping them launch their careers in the entertainment business. NBC and Warner Brothers will be sponsoring this year’s program, which will consist of seminars, workshops and writing labs taught by top industry professionals.

Here are the submission details:

— 2 submission categories: Film and Television*
— Up to 10 fellows will be selected

Fellows will receive:

— Cash stipend per Writer or Writing Team
— Intensive 11-session curriculum with industry professionals in Los Angeles from March to April (all finalists must attend all classes and lab sessions)
— Exclusive opportunities to meet with successful entertainment agents, managers, producers, and executives

Submit your materials today! You can submit more than one script (each script requires a set of submission materials and fee).

2015 CNWF Submissions – Submit Here
2015 CNWF Registration Fee – Pay Here

DEADLINE: January 7, 2015 at 11:59PST
There will be no extensions to the submission period.

Submission is not a guarantee of entry.

We’ve aligned the Fellowship to end right before the NBC Universal’s Writers on the Verge Program begins its application season.  CNWF Finalists will get a head start and expert preparation to put them in the best possible position to apply for NBC and other network writing programs.

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship is a unique program dedicated to discovering and nurturing AAPI writers and launching their careers in television and film. We are proud of the enormous success of last year’s program, where ALL of the 2014 TV Fellows are currently employed on existing TV shows as staff writers or script coordinators. Success stories include TV staff writers Helen Shang (NBC’s “Hannibal”),Frederick Kim (USA’s “Complications”), Thomas Wong (FOX’s “Backstrom”), Aaron Ho (Disney’s “Austin & Ally”), Ken Cheng (Amazon’s “Betas”), and Leonard Chang (FX’s “Justified”); script coordinators Nikhil Jayaram (NBC’s “Allegiance”) and Christopher Wu (Amazon’s “Bosch”); and screenwriter Alice Wu (Sony Classics’ SAVING FACE).

*CNWF is accepting only original spec TV scripts or screenplays.  Spec episodes of existing shows will not be accepted as your submission.

Here are some of the fellowship’s alums thoughts on the program:



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