Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, is accepting applications for the Sesame Street Writers' Room, a fellowship program dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and increasing the presence of writers with diverse voices in children's media.
During an intensive six-week program to be held at Sesame Workshop's New York City office, participants will meet weekly with industry writers, producers, agents, and executives and will be expected to complete at least one script. The two participants whose scripts show the most promise will be offered creative development deals and will be mentored by Sesame Workshop executives.
The program is open to writers 21 years of age and older who have not written for network or cable series exceeding thirteen episodes. Applicants will be invited to submit an eleven-minute script based on a specific assignment, which will be evaluated by industry executives.
All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and belong to an underrepresented racial group.
See the Sesame Workshop website for complete program guidelines, an FAQ, and application instructions.