FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Do I have to be of Asian American or Pacific Islander heritage to apply?
A: The CAPE New Writers Fellowship is open to writers of any race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Q: Does my script have to have Asian American and/or Pacific Islander characters or themes?
A: No, scripts do not explicitly have to feature Asian American and/or Pacific Islander characters or themes. We recommend submitting your strongest work regardless of theme.

Q: What kind of scripts are you looking for? 
A: Applicants must submit an original television pilot script or an original feature script. At this time, we are not accepting scripts for short-form digital series. Anthology and limited-series scripts are fine.

Q: May I submit a spec script for a pre-existing show?
A: No, all scripts must be for an original pilot or an original feature.

Q: Is there a cost to apply?
A: Yes, there is a non-refundable application processing fee of $65.00 per submission. Fee is subject to change.

Q: Do you offer any fee waivers?
A: Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to offer any fee waivers or discounts.

Q: Am I allowed to submit more than one script?
A: Yes, writers are allowed to submit multiple scripts. Each script requires a separate application and separate non-refundable application processing fee.

Q: May I submit in both feature and TV categories?
A: Yes, you may submit scripts for both feature and TV in the same submission period. Each script requires a separate application and non-refundable application processing fee.

Q: I am not a citizen of the United States of America. May I still apply?
A: Yes, however, we strongly recommend that all writers are eligible for employment in the United States in order to best take advantage of possible opportunities presented. CAPE is unable to provide any type of Visa or work permit sponsorship or assistance – no exceptions.

Q: I am unable to make all the sessions in-person. May I Skype into the sessions?
A: No. If selected, all Fellows are required to attend each session in person. No exceptions.