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Walt Disney Television Writing Program

For over 25 years, the Walt Disney Television Writing Program has been lauded as one of the most successful writer programs in the entertainment industry. The one-year program is the only program of its kind designed under terms approved by the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW). The program has launched the careers of many writers, including: Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men); Jane Espenson (Once Upon A Time); Saladin K. Patterson (Psych); Bryan Oh (Chicago Fire); George Mastras (Breaking Bad); and Veena Sud (The Killing).

Created in 1990 in partnership with the WGAW, the Walt Disney Television Writing Program is based in Los Angeles and is widely recognized as one of the entertainment industry’s most coveted writing programs.

The primary goal for Program Writers is to staff on a WDT series as a staff writer during the one-year program; however, staffing is not guaranteed. The program also provides access to executives, producers and literary representatives through various meetings and events designed to facilitate relationships that can prove invaluable in developing a television writing career. For at least the first month the Program Writers participate in a curriculum designed to better prepare them for staffing consideration. Past activities have included workshops led by veteran television writers, producers and Walt Disney Television Writing Program alumni; improvisational workshops; and networking mixers with WDT current programming and development executives.

APPLICATION DATES: The 2021 Walt Disney Television Writing Program application is good through: June 5, 2020.

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*This gig is open to submit for all ISA Members who qualify. Please read application rules on their site.