Disney, ABC taps fellows

Nine scribes chosen for annual program

Nine writers have been tapped from a field of more than 2,000 candidates for the 11th year of Disney/ABC’s Entertainment Writers Fellowship Program.

The scribes are Ruth Campbell, David William DiGilio, Matthew Krause, Tamika Lamison, John Marsh, Patrice Messina, Dailyn Rodriguez, Nelson Soler and Daniel Sussman.

Executive mentors are Kristin Burr, Doug Short, Brigham Taylor, Michael Haynes, Josh Harmon and Casey Wolfe of Buena Vista Motion Picture Group; Susan Lyne of ABC movies and miniseries; Thom Sherman and Julie Pinchuk of ABC drama programming; Vicki Dummer and Richard Claflin of ABC comedy programming; and Suzanne Patmore, Francie Calfo, Josh Barry, Nina Howie, Alexandra Weinberger and Jodi Platt of Touchstone television programming.

The program, which has employed 132 writers to date, is monitored by the Writers Guild of America West, with scribes working under Guild-approved contracts.

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