Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship - Writer's Assistant Network

Contest Info

Introducing the Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship

Stage 32 Happy Writers is partnering up with the Writers Assistant Network to introduce an incredible opportunity for working TV writers' assistants and support staff. Stage 32 and WAN are teaming up with agents and managers from over a dozen agencies and management companies to create a three month fellowship for ten aspiring TV writers. Eight of the ten spots are assigned to writers currently working as writers’ assistants or other support staff on TV's hottest shows, and two of these seats will be dedicated exclusively to Stage 32 Members.

 

What is Stage 32?

Stage 32 is the world's largest online platform dedicated to connecting and educating film and television creatives worldwide. Currently with over 500,000 members in the community, Stage 32 has been called "LinkedIn for film and TV creatives" by FORBES. If you're not in the community, we highly encourage you to join today and start networking - it's free!

 

Who's Involved

This group will be overseen by 13 execs from the leading agencies and management companies.

 

Who's Eligible

We are looking for 8 talented, collaborative and passionate TV writers to take these coveted seats. We have 8 spots available and applicants must, at the time of their application, be working in the writers’ office of a WGA-signatory show (including Script Coordinators, Writers Assistants, Executive Assistants, and Writers PAs), OR working for a writer who has an active project (ie a project for which she or he is getting paid) with a studio or network.

 

How to Submit

Submit your 1 hour or 30 minute TV pilot for consideration. 

 

About the Fellowship

Winners will be announced at the end of February and the group will start meeting in early March. The group will meet Sunday evenings for 12 weeks from approximately 7:00 PM PST - 11:00 PM PST. At your first group, you will meet all of the participating executives, as well as your fellowship writing peers. Each week you will work with your group to develop your pilot. During the second half of the 12 weeks, you will also be mentored by working TV writers and writer-producers. At the end of the 12 weeks, you will present your finished product to the executives for representation consideration.

 

NOTE: There is a fair and transparent system in place to manage productivity and attendance to ensure everyone is pulling his or her weight. Anyone failing to do so will be removed from the group and ineligible to participate in further activities. Before submitting, please make sure you are mentally ready to be put in a real professional atmosphere that will put you in a spotlight for 12 weeks by agents and managers. This opportunity is only for driven, passionate and dedicated TV writers.

 

Contest Prizes

Winner Announcements

February 10th, 2016: semi-finalists announced on Stage 32

February 24th, 2016: Finalists announced on Stage 32

March 2nd, 2016: Winners will be announced on Stage 32

8 Grand Prize Winners

  • 8 coveted seats in the Stage 32 Happy Writers TV Writers Fellowship 12 Week Group overseen by execs from 12 companies!

Our Track Record

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 18 FINALISTS! We are so excited for this finalist list. In no particular order the 18 finalists are...

 

AFFLICTED Colin Waite

BLACK CAESER Marque Franklin Williams

BLACK REIGN Matthew Rasmussen

BRECKMAN RODEO Steve Lerner

CHOPPED & SCREWED Julian Ouanes

CHOSEN Sabrina Nouadir

DEBATABLE Jennifer Vierck

DISCONNECTED Ali Gordon-Goldstein

FESTIVAL LIFE Andy Iser

FRIENDLESS Miriam Datskovsky & Bryan Keefer

GARRET Ted Sperling

MARS Tara Pinley

PAVED PARADISE Alex Ebel

PENDRAGON Chris Wu

PROS AND CONS Paula Sabbaga

RECKONERS Jacey Heldrich

RIPPER Alyssa Weinberger

ROCKED Tess Leibowitz 

 

 

We are excited to share the semi finalists for the Stage 32 Happy Writers / Writers Assistant Network TV Fellowship! The amount of talent from the submissions was incredible. We congratulate all the writers who made it into the semi finalists!

 

AFFLICTED Colin Waite

BIG SWORD Ross Zimmerman

BLACK CAESER Marque Franklin Williams

BLACK REIGN Matthew Rasmussen

BRECKMAN RODEO Steve Lerner

CAUGHT IN THE ACT Matt Demblowski

CHOPPED & SCREWED Julian Ouanes

CHOSEN Sabrina Nouadir

COPING WITH YOU Jen Troy

DEBATABLE Jennifer Vierck

DISCONNECTED Ali Gordon-Goldstein

DUPLICATE Karla Nappi

ELEAH Rob LaMorgese

ESTHER & ESTHER Rebecca Leib

FESTIVAL LIFE Andy Iser

FRIENDLESS Miriam Datskovsky & Bryan Keefer

GARRET Ted Sperling

GARY’S ANGELS Kay Kaanapu

MARATHON Michael Burke

MARS Tara Pinley

MIRROR Keely MacDonald

MR. MURPHY'S HAPPY PLACE Stuey Plisken  

PAVED PARADISE Alex Ebel 

PENDRAGON Chris Wu

PENANCE John Bring

PROS AND CONS Paula Sabbaga 

RECKONERS Jacey Heldrich

RIPPER Alyssa Weinberger

ROCKED Tess Leibowitz

SIDE EFFECTS Helen Leigh

SUGAR Samantha Jarvis

THE BELLOWS Ezra W. Nachman

THE CHAIN Teresa Huang 

THE SECRET WORKS OF CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE Noah Schechter

THICKER THAN WATER Bridgette Burgess

THE VIRUS Woody Strassner

THREE PEOPLE WHO WORK TOGETHER Nick Lopez

TOXIC CITY Jason Lazarcheck

TRACKER Thomas Dolan-Gavitt 

UNTOUCHABLE Matthew Golad

WHAT CAME BACK Benji Smith

 

Contest Judges

Winner Announcements

Nov 30
Finalists Announced
on Stage 32
Nov 30
Contest Winners Announced
on Stage 32
* Announcement dates subject to change.
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