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Sundance Institute deepened its commitment to Native artists by launching a new Native Producers Fellowship, which identifies emerging Native producers and supports their professional development and the development of their projects. Responding to a crucial need to cultivate more Native American producers who can manage production; oversee packaging, financing, and distribution; and engage with the marketplace; this Initiative aims to support the sustainability and longevity of Native artists throughout their careers.


Native Producing Fellowships will follow the model of Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Fellowships. The Initiative will identify two Fellows and support their attendance at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where they will participate in the Festival’s Native Forum, and at Sundance Institute’s Creative Producing Summit in the summer. Native Producing Fellows will be considered for ongoing support and opportunities within the Institute’s Creative Producing Initiative and Creative Producers Lab after they participate in the Native Program’s Producers Fellowship.


Applications for Feature Film, Documentary, and Short Film will be accepted.

Submission End Date: 10/14/14

Each year, the NYTVF seeks highly motivated and enthusiastic interns to assist with preparation for the annual New York Television Festival, held each fall in NYC. The NYTVF seeks highly motivated college students and recent grads with an interest in television production, event coordination, critical thinking, and a love of all things TV. The NYTVF offers summer and fall internships, both of which are available for school credit.


With this internship opportunity, the NYTVF offers a unique crash course in all things TV, with regular talks on what goes into making a successful series, on-site curation and critique of materials, lunches designed to enhance interns industry understanding, and more.


Internship Requirements:


Ideal candidates should be college students, recent graduates, or students enrolled in a graduate program with a strong interest in the world of television, an understanding and appreciation of unscripted television formats, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and access to a laptop. Previous office experience is preferred, and previous festival experience is a plus. As part of the internship, candidates are required to attend and work at the Festival as the conclusion of their internship.


Candidates should be available for either part-time or full-time positions, with a minimum of 20 hours/week. As this internship is unpaid, students can register the internship for academic credit with their college or university, though this is not required. Additionally, a daily food/transportation stipend will be provided.


Submission End Date: 11/15/14



Asia Society recognises India's exceptional legacy in the field of cinema. The New Voices Fellowship for Screenwriters will host a diverse and talented group of screenwriters who will explore new approaches to storytelling and screenwriting, provide peer feedback, and work with respected professionals in the field. Through an open application process, 12 writers from across India will be selected from among all the applicants and invited to attend the first workshop to be held in February 2014. At the end of the workshop, six of them will be selected to become Fellows of NVFS and enter the eight-month writing programme, in which they will take their stories all the way to a fully-developed script, under the regular and intensive guidance of their mentors. The aim is to encourage the writers to realise their ideas more fully, and craft them into a competently written screenplay.

A second workshop will be held in July 2014, where writers will receive feedback from other mentors and their peers too. This edition of the Fellowship will conclude in September 2014, and the next edition will commence from 1 October, 2014.


Each participating Fellow will receive:

  • A stipend of Rs. 2,00,000.
  • Regular guidance from the mentors who are eminent screenwriters and writer-directors over the eight-month long programme.
  • Two five-day-long intensive workshops conducted by Anjum Rajabali, with the active participation of mentors, advisors, and other industry professionals.
  • Recommendations on how to approach production houses and studios, how to pitch, and other professional and legal aspects like contracts, copyright, and safeguards.
Submission End Date: 11/23/14

We are looking for junior writers to form part of a team of international scriptwriters to aid them in the groundwork for the development of a pilot episode for a TV Series.  The posts would require the writers to help the team with research material for the story and the development of the script itself. The Producers are based in Malta (Europe) and the scriptwriters are based mainly in the UK and the USA.


This is a unique opportunity to work with people from around the globe, with the chance of joining the team for the entire TV Series production, coming together on the beautiful Island of Malta. The team of Junior writers will have to collaborate with the writers for 1 month (October 2014) during which the Pilot will be written.


Interested applicants should be available during the month of October 2014 and reqiure a good possession of the English Language, are interested in researching Myths and Legends, and most importantly be good team players.



Submission End Date: 11/30/14

We are a young but successful film production company startup. We are looking for development assistants who would like to get experience in preparing early marketing materials for our projects, which mostly consists of researching visuals for one pagers, look books, writing short story descriptions for our projects, researching filmmakers, cast and etc.


This is an unpaid position but you will have an opportunity to work on many fun and very high quality projects. Please apply with your resume.


It's going to be fun! :)



Submission End Date: 12/02/14

We are a young, international production company based in London. We are constantly script hunting and receiving screenplays from screenwriter competition finalists, Writers Guild of America, the UK and Canada.


We are looking for a self motivated script reader who could help us make a preselection in scripts that will end up on the producer's desk. You will be able to leave feed back starting from your feeling about the script up to plot and talent suggestions for it.


Since we are producing our first feature we will not be able to pay any salary but this is a wonderful opportunity to learn from world class writers and possibly get a paid freelance job after we have finished our first feature film project and looking for the next one.


The work can be done at your home by the computer with an internet connection. There are no deadlines or commitments besides confidentiality. Should any travelling to our offices or meetings be required, the expenses will be covered.

Submission End Date: 12/02/14

DTM is presently offering an internship position in our literary department, working alongside owner (manager/producer) Matt Prater to read scripts and provide coverage for further development and representation consideration. 


Writers with portfolios are preferred for this position, as we would like to consider this person for representation on our literary roster as well as potential development slate in addition.


Please email a cover letter (no attachments).


Thanks so much.  

Submission End Date: 12/28/14

The Emerging Writers Fellowship is an exciting program at Universal Pictures that is designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling. We are looking for talented screenwriters who have the potential to thrive, but don't have access to or visibility within the industry.

Emerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work exclusively with the studio over the course of a year to hone their skills. During this program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas. In addition to working on writing assignments, the fellows will receive industry exposure by:


- Participating in filmmaking workshops and studio seminars
- Receiving mentoring from established filmmakers
- Networking with top literary agents and managers
- Meeting with production development executives
- Attending screenings and premieres


Fellows admitted into the program will be hired under a writing service agreement and must be committed to working full-time for one year. Additionally, Universal Pictures has the option to extend a fellows' contract for a second year.


Eligibility Requirements


- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident with unrestricted authorization to accept employment
- Age 18 years or older
- No attachment to 3rd party projects
- Candidates may not have any attachment to third-party projects that are currently in development.
- Must be the sole owner of any material submitted, which must be wholly original. E.g., adaptations, biopics and screenplays based on underlying materials are ineligible.
- No prior professional produced credits


This program is not intended for candidates who received Producer, Director, Assistant Director, Co-producer, Associate Producer, 2nd Unit Director, Director of Photography, Writer or Source Material credits on any feature film commercially released theatrically or television show that has been aired within the U.S.


Any candidates who do not meet the aforementioned criteria will be disqualified.


The Path to Fellowship


Universal Pictures' will accept applications for the fellowship beginning on October 21, 2014. Interested applicants should submit an original screenplay as well as additional application materials (listed below) in order to be considered. All semi-finalists will then be asked to submit a second screenplay and complete a phone interview with members of the admission committee. Ten finalists will be selected and interviewed in Los Angeles. Up to five fellows will be chosen to participate in the program.


How to Apply


A link to the fellowship application will be available at 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials in order to be considered. Only online submissions will be accepted. The submission window will only be open for 30 days or until we receive 500 eligible applications (whichever comes first). Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Universal Pictures reserves the right to close the application window at any time.


Original Feature Length Script


- Applicants must submit only one original feature length screenplay through the online process.

- Applicants who submit more than one original screenplay will be disqualified. Submissions must meet the following requirements:


Genre - Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Action, Adventure, Thriller or Sci-Fi (other genres are ineligible).
Length of screenplay - Must be between 85 - 125 pages.
The applicant must be sole owner of any original material submitted.
Screenplay submission must adhere to industry standards (i.e. font, spacing, format).
Scripts must not have previously been sold, optioned or otherwise exploited.
Scripts must have been registered at the WGA prior to submission (date to be determined upon opening of application cycle) and applicants will be required to acknowledge that any written materials submitted is the sole work of the applicant.


- Candidates who advance to the semi-final round will be required to submit a second script within a specified period.


Please access the Emerging Writers Fellowship Application by clicking SUBMIT TO GIG


The fellowship application will be available at 12:00 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.


Please visit the NBC Universal listing for more details on the required Legal Release Form, related legal details, and additional links.


Submission End Date: 01/01/15

We are a new international production company based in London. We are constantly script hunting and receiving screenplays from screenwriter competition finalists, agents, Writers Guild of America, UK and Canada.


We are looking for self-motivated script readers who could help us make a pre-selection in scripts that will end up on the producer's desk. All you need for this job is a computer with an internet connection. You can work on your free time. Whenever you want to read a script, just let us know. The job is unpaid and experience only, but it is a great opportunity to make friends with a new developing production company.


If interested, please send us your resume, along with a letter describing yourself and why you'd like to be a reader. Only applications with resumes will be considered!

Submission End Date: 01/07/15

We are looking to form a mastermind group of writers interested in games to help our company with back stories and specific elements of games.


We think this is the best way to do it since writing for games is more of a brainstorming process than working on a complicated screenplay.


Our company: www.yougofar.com  


Our games business is in its early stages, and while this is an unpaid position, you will be working on a high-quality mobile game that will be published internationally and listed on IMDb.


Every writer contributing in any serious way will be listed. This is a great opportunity to build your portfolio in the games industry. 


Please submit a resume and any writing samples that you think will give us an idea of how you can contribute to this project. No full scripts. 

Submission End Date: 01/21/15