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Disney/ABC Tap Scribes for Writing Program

Program aims to help develop new talent for Disney, ABC productions

Disney/ABC TV and the Writers Guild of America West have announced the eight scribes to join its 23rd annual TV writing program, which aims to help develop new talent for  Disney/ABC television projects.

More than 1,200 writers from across the nation applied to be a part of the program. The selected scribes are:

  • Ernie Bustamante (Mammoth, Ariz.)
  • Kristopher Valentine (Moorpark, Calif.)
  • Natasha Gray (Los Angeles)
  • Zoila Galeano (Los Angeles)
  • Benjamin Jones (Memphis, Tenn.)
  • Kristine Huntley (Wilmette, Ill.)
  • Phinneas Kiyomura (Long Beach, Calif.)
  • Severiano Canales (Miami)

Alumni from last year’s program were staffed on ABC series including “Nashville,” “Private Practice,” “Scandal,” and ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy.” Established in 1990, writing program has helped launch the careers of scribes and exec producers on shows like “The Killing,” “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.”

“The writers that come through Disney/ABC TV Group’s writing program each season consistently have the creative voices and ability to make comedic and dramatic storylines come to fruition with engaging content and ideas,” said Kimberly Myers, director of Diversity at WGA West. “The WGA recognize the importance of our involvement in this program and are excited about the future successes that will no doubt be attributed to this outstanding group.”

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