Fox’s Writer Development Program Names 2015 Fellow

Fox has named Cindy Fang as its 2015 Fox Writers Intensive Fellow, a career-development program designed to open doors to writers from diverse backgrounds.

Fang is in discussions for a script development deal with Fox Broadcasting and 20th Century Fox Television. She was selected from a group of 12 other finalists who spent four months attending workshops and mentoring sessions with top execs and producers from across the Fox lot.

“The FWI program has been invaluable to me as the showrunner of ‘Empire,'” Ilene Chaiken said. “Fox cultivates these individuals into excellent storytellers and I can’t speak highly enough about the benefits.”

Launched in 2011, the Fox Writers Intensive is a program designed to nurture experienced writers who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences and create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on Fox television shows, films and other Fox Entertainment projects.

In addition to Fang, the 2015 FWI class included finalists Sarah Carbiener, Aaron Carew, Jason Coffey, David Cornue, Chuck Hayward, JaSheika James, Janeika James, David McMillan, Diana Mendez, Jess Pineda, Jared Romero and Erica Rosbe. Six of the finalists so far have landed staff jobs on Fox series, as well as a staff post on CBS’ “Rush Hour.”

The finalists were selected from a pool of 400 applicants through nominations from talent agents, arts orgs and advocacy groups including the NAACP, Women in Film Los Angeles, National Association of Latino Independent Producers and Veterans in Film and Television.

Lang is represented by Gersh Agency and Echo Lake Entertainment.

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