If 2016 is the year you’ve decided to try and take your writing career to the next level, here are some fellowships for film and television you may want to apply to, some offer a stipend, some don’t. Not to appeal to the procrastinator in you, but typically most of these programs are annual, so if you’re not ready this year, plan for next year. Whatever you do, just get writing. Good luck!
Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship: They have three submission periods from March to May which includes early, regular and late deadlines.
The CBS Diversity Institute/Writers Mentoring Program: Submission Period is March 1, 2016 -May 1, 2016
HBO Access Writing Fellowship: TBD on the submission period, it was in March last year and once they reached 1,000 submissions they closed it (really quickly). Set a reminder to follow up and check their link in February to see when they start accepting submissions.
NBC Writers on the Verge: Submission period is May 1 – 31, 2016
Nickelodeon Writing Program: Submission period is January 2, 2016 – February 28, 2016
Sundance Episodic Story Lab: Submission period is December 10, 2015 – February 10, 2016
The Walt Disney Studios and ABC Entertainment Writing Fellowship: Submission period is tbd but it will be sometime in May 2016
Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop: Submission period is May 1 – May 31, 2016