Disney Channel Launches New Screenwriting Program

Disney Channel Launches New Screenwriting Program

Disney Channel has launched a new initiative, Disney Channel Storytellers, designed to inspire and develop the next generation of series creators and screenwriters of original programming for kids and families.

Each participant will have one live-action script commissioned as a series pilot. They will be mentored from concept ideation and writing to network pitching and pilot production.

Candidates must submit two half-hour, live action comedy writing samples. Ten semi-finalists will be interviewed and three finalists will be chosen based on their scripts and interviews.

The 2014 program will also provide the three successful applicants with daily work experience and the opportunity to improve the skills necessary to write and develop programming for Disney Channel and Disney XD-branded platforms.

“The unique Storytellers program will create new opportunities for collaboration and inspiration for the series creators of tomorrow. There is nothing more inspirational than watching people with natural, creative gifts grow, and we expect to continue the success of this program on an annual basis” said Jennilee Cummings, vice president, original series, Disney Channels Worldwide.

The Disney Channel Storytellers program will provide participants with WGA membership eligibility credits.

The initial program will run from August 2014 through January 2015 in Burbank, California.

Applicants can visit DisneyChannelStorytellers.com for more information.

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  1. Jasmin says:

    I would like to start by saying ive loved disney since childhood. Now these are just ideas I have and I honestly dont expect them to become much else but I figure Ill share them anyway. First off love the idea of a live action Anastasia. Though I know its not originally a disney film I have faith disney could do a live action adaptation wonderfully. Secoundly I looooooved the cartoon series of Aladdin. My favorite character was honestly Mozenrath. I had heard his orginal background story was that he killed his teacher, the one that taught him magic and that he was to be alladins brother. I personally adored this idea. I wouldnt mind a movie focusing on his past as an orphan and the struggle he went through to make him so power hungry and corrupt. Maybe talk about how he was seperated from alddin. Show through flash backs how he met his master and the appeal to magic and power. I wouldnt mind seeing a childhood love come back into his life either, perhaps a sorceresses as well who chose not to let power corrupt her? Just an idea. Sincerely, Jasmin Guess from Henderson NV

  2. Talisha Harrison says:

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