Have a TV Show or Movie Idea? Universal is Looking for Aspiring Writers

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Universal Animation Writers Program is now taking submissions.

Writers have the chance to submit writing samples for a Film Track, or one of two possible Television Tracks, Kids 6-11 or Preschool 3-5. Writers chosen for the Film Track will develop two feature-length scripts for consideration in collaboration with executives, producers and animation producers. While the goal is for the projects to move forward into development, studio development and production is not guaranteed. However, writers can potentially contribute to active studio projects that are in development or are in production.

Writers interested in animated TV track may submit writing samples for either Kids 6-11 or Preschool 3-5. Writers selected for either track will be considered for future job opportunities. Writers will develop two scripts in collaboration with executives, producers and animation producers.

The Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) animation writing program for both film and television identifies and develops an inclusive pool of talent with unique points of view that build upon UFEG’s commitment to telling stories and creating narratives that appeal to and reflect the vast diversity of our audiences.  During the one-year paid program, Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) will partner with business units and production entities affiliated with UFEG including DreamWorks Animation, Illumination and Universal 1440 Entertainment.

To learn more and how to apply click here.