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CAPE NEW WRITERS FELLOWSHIP

 
 

The CAPE New Writers Fellowship discovers and nurtures emerging writers launching their careers in television and film. One of few programs created by a creative and an executive, this immersive Fellowship arms each writer with the practical and business knowledge they need to succeed as a professional writer in the entertainment industry.

Over several weeks, CAPE brings in top television and film writers, producers, agents, managers, and executives for a series of intimate panels, workshops, and discussions. The Fellowship also features a Writing Lab where each Fellow is matched with a high-level industry mentor to help them revise their original script into professional level writing samples to get them noticed and land that all-important first staff job.

The Fellowship typically runs each year in early spring. Each Fellowship session and Writing Lab meeting takes place on weekday evenings for approximately 3 hours in the Los Angeles, CA area. Fellows must provide their own housing and transportation throughout the duration of the Fellowship.

Being part of CAPE made the industry take me seriously as a writer.”
— Lisa Bao, 2018 Fellow & Staff Writer on NANCY DREW
 

Applications for the 2020 CAPE New Writers Fellowship will open in November or December 2019.

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For any additional questions, please email info@capeusa.org.

 
 

Alumni of the CAPE New Writers Fellowship have been staffed on every major broadcast network and streaming platform.

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Thank you to our 2019 Partners!

 
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Previous Mentors and Speakers include:

Adele Lim | Screenwriter, CRAZY RICH ASIANS
Walter Hamada | President, DC Films
Glen Mazzara | Showrunner, The Walking Dead
Monica Macer | Showrunner, Queen Sugar
Daniel Chun | Showrunner, Grandfathered
Daniel Chong | Showrunner, We Bare Bears
Albert Kim | Showrunner, Sleepy Hollow
Alex Tse| Showrunner, Wu-Tang Clan
James Wong | Executive Producer, X-Files
Yahlin Chang | Co-Exec. Producer, Hulu’s The Hand Maid’s Tale
Eric Kim | SVP of Current Programming, CBS Entertainment
Reena Singh | SVP of Current Programming, Fox
Aditya Sood | Head of Film, Lord Miller
Franklin Leonard | Founder of The Black List
Chantal Nong | Vice President of Production, DC Films