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HBOAccess Writing Fellowship
Santa Monica, CA 90404
United States

Description: The HBOAccess Writing Fellowship is designed to give emerging, diverse writers the opportunity to develop a half-hour or hour script suitable for HBO or Cinemax.

Objective: The program will select up to 8 diverse writers to take part in a series of master classes held over one week in mid-August at the HBO campus in Santa Monica. Classes will consist of discussions with HBO executives and showrunners and will focus on character, story, pitching, securing an agent, and networking.
Entry Fee: Free
Type: TV Scripts
Promotes: Minorities
Originates From: United States
Occurrence: Yearly
Sponsored By: Production Company
Start Date: 2/5/2020
Submission Deadlines: 2/21/2020
Winners Announced: May 8, 2020
Rules: 1. Create a Project on FilmFreeway. Log in to your FilmFreeway account and click 'My Projects', then 'Add New Project'. Thoroughly complete the details on this page. Make sure you have selected 'Script' as 'Project Type' in Section 1.

After you have created and saved a Project, you can revisit this page by going to 'My Projects', then clicking 'Edit'.

2. Upload your script. Go to 'My Projects', then 'Project File' to upload.

3. Attach your résumé. Go to My Projects, click 'View', then click 'Add a File' in the 'Files and Attachments' section to upload your résumé.

4. Click 'Submit Now' on this page:

Make sure to answer to ALL questions during the checkout process.

5. Candidates are required to supply the following through the FilmFreeway portal:
• Resume or Bio
• A sample of your work (see below for types of scripts accepted)
• Answer to 2 short essay questions
• Agreement of terms and conditions

Will waivers be offered and accepted?
No late submissions will be accepted. No waivers will be offered.

What kind of material should I submit?
Submissions must be one of the following:
* An original scripted 1/2 hour comedy or dramedy pilot
* An original 1 hour drama pilot
* A full length play
* 3 scripts for the same web series
* A feature film screenplay

No specs of existing shows, short stories, novels, graphic novels, blogs, or animation scripts will be accepted.

You may only submit one application. Any additional applications will be disqualified.

Who is eligible to apply?
Any diverse writer, 21 or over, who meets our application requirements.

I am not 21 now, but what if I turn 21 by the time the program begins?
Feel free to apply if you are over 21 by the time the program starts in June.

What is the fellowship’s definition of diversity?
For the purposes of the HBOACCESS program, diversity is defined as those who identify their heritage as any of the following:
* Asian
* Black
* LatinX
* Native American or Indigenous
* Middle Eastern
* Women
* Those who identify as transgender

How about LGBTQ?
If you also consider yourself to be a female or a person of color, then yes, feel free to apply.

What about people with disabilities?
If you also consider yourself to be a female or a person of color, then yes, feel free to apply.

For additional rules and further details:
Prizes and Awards: Winners will be paired with an HBO or Cinemax development executive who will serve as his/her mentor over the course of 10 months. Mentoring can be done remotely or in person pending whichever is logistically feasible. In addition, we will hold monthly group meetings during which projects will continue to be work-shopped.

Material created during the program will be considered for production in the HBOAccess Directing Fellowship.




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