Program aims to feed scribes to Fox networks
Fox Audience Strategy has announced the group of scribes that will attend the Fox Writers Intensive, a program that serves as a talent pipeline to the net and its sibling arms including FX and 20th Century Fox TV.
10 writers were selected from over 400 nominations submitted by percenteries and arts organizations across the U.S. The chosen scribes are:
· Angela Allen (The Cartel)
· Yule Caise (Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman)
· Sal Calleros (Rothman, Brecher, Kim / Magnet Management)
· Carol Doyle (The Gersh Agency)
· Sara Endsley (Rothman, Brecher, Kim / The Shuman Company)
· Warren Hsu Leonard (ICM / Circle of Confusion)
· Nick Ozeki (Independent)
· Chitra Sampath (Ragna Nervik Management)
· Theo Travers (ICM / Artists International)
· Marisa Wegrzyn (Abrams Artists Agency / Myra Model Management)
“I couldn’t be more impressed with the caliber of this year’s 10 FWI finalists…they all have really fresh, unique creative perspectives that we would like our entertainment businesses to tap into and grow,” said Nicole Bernard senior veep of Audience Strategy for The Fox Group. “Reflecting a broad range of viewpoints – both in front of and behind the camera – remains a top priority for our company, and we’re fortunate to have so many of our writers and producers supporting us in these efforts.”
These writers will spend 13 weeks working with Fox staff scribes, showrunners, directors and creative execs, honing their already experienced voices under the guidance of session participants including Hart Hanson (“Bones”), Shintaro Shimosawa (“The Following”), and Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (“Mad Men”), among others.
At the completion of the program, Fox aims to staff the scribes on its network projects and offer first looks at the writers’ original scripts. A Fox Writers Intensive Fellow will also be selected from the 10 writers at the end of the program. Their submitted original script will be purchased and developed jointly by Fox Broadcasting Company, 20th Century TV and FX.
The four-month program, administered by Film Independent, is currently on its sophomore run. In this cycle, opportunities in film and literature have been added, including the opportunity to pitch to HarperCollins.