LATE NIGHT WRITERS WORKSHOP 2019
INFO: The NBC Late Night Writers Workshop is a multi-day program focused on exposing talented sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late night & alternative line-up and readying them for a staff writer position. We are looking for writers who are “almost there,” but need that final bit of preparation and exposure to key industry players. We particularly encourage female writers and those of diverse backgrounds to apply. The selected writers will create new sketch material and gain insight into the dynamics of a late night writers’ room. Participants are given the chance to interact with key writers and producers from across NBCUniversal’s late night and alternative shows, as well as receive feedback on their material.
Your sketch packet should consist of three elements:
1. 1-2 pages of topical monologue jokes. If you think it helps us, please indicate which host’s voice you have in mind (can be, but does not have to be, an NBC host). Topical news jokes and pop culture jokes should make up the bulk of your material.
2. 2-3 refillable late night desk bits. These can be ideas for elements like Jimmy Fallon’s “Thank You Notes,” pre-taped correspondent bits like, “Jokes Seth Can’t Tell,” or multimedia bits. For this portion, please provide descriptions of the bits with examples and not scripts.
3. 2 SNL-style sketches that are 3-5 pages each. One sketch should introduce an original character and one sketch should be topical that can touch on recent news or pop culture phenomenon.
Deadline: January 18, 2019
Finalist Interviews: March 2019
Workshop in NYC: April 2019
NYSCA/NYFA ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
INFO: NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships, awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period, are $7,000 cash awards made to individual originating artists living and working in the state of New York for unrestricted use. These fellowships are not project grants but are intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, regardless of the level of his or her artistic development.
2019 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship Categories:
The following categories will be reviewed; please click for discipline-specific guidelines:
DEADLINE: Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 11:59 PM EST.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: FILM / TV SCRIPTS
INFO: Monkeypaw Productions – created by writer, producer, director Jordan Peele – is now accepting film and TV script submissions.
Monkeypaw Productions is the studio behind Key & Peele, Get Out, BlacKkKlansman, and upcoming projects like Us and The Twilight Zone.