WGAE sets screenwriter grant

King Family Foundation donate $10,000

The WGA East Foundation has established the Michael Collyer Memorial Fellowship in Screenwriting, to be awarded to a student from one of 10 collaborating institutions on Feb. 7 in New York.

The Charles and Lucille King Family Foundation donated the $10,000 grant for the 2008-09 pilot year.

Each institution will nominate one student who plans to pursue a career in screenwriting. The winner will use the grant to write an original script under the guidance of an established screenwriter mentor appointed by the foundation’s board.

Among the collaborating schools are Boston U., Columbia College Chicago, Howard U. and NYU.

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