Universal Pictures’ Emerging Writers Fellowship

Posted on 29 August 2013

Seeking New and Unique Voices

From 3 September, Screenwriters can apply for Universal Pictures’ new one-year Emerging Writers Fellowship. The studio is looking to hire up to five screenwriters “who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry.”

Applications published on 3 September

The studio will publish an online link for applications on September 3, 2013, but will only accept 500 applications.

Along with the application, you should submit one original feature length script, a resume and “two letters of recommendation from industry professionals.”


Emerging writers who are chosen to participate in the program will work exclusively with the studio over the course of a year to hone their skills. During this program, fellows will be given the opportunity to work on current Universal projects as well as pitch original story ideas.

Fellows will also attend workshops, receive mentoring, interact with top literary agents and sit in on Universal’s executive meetings. Fellows admitted into the program will be hired under a writing service agreement and must be committed to working full-time for one year.

Check out the application procedure and requirements on the website

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