Universal Writers Program

Universal Writers Program

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The Universal Writers Program identifies up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view that build upon the Studio’s commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program develops storytellers who organically incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting.

The one-year paid program engages writers to create material for development consideration; however, concept development is not guaranteed. From pitch to final draft, writers are afforded creative guidance from executives, producers and designated creative consultants. In addition to penning two (2) feature-length scripts, writers participate in a curriculum designed to strengthen their creative and professional development, as well as overall knowledge of the Studio production process from pitch to premiere. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 10/01/2019

Notification: Due to the volume of submissions received, those not accepted will not be notified. Please check our social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) for updates. Typically, finalists are contacted in January and selections are announced in March with the Program commencing in April.

Rules

Your submitted treatment should tonally match the Universal Pictures or Focus Features slates and fall into one of the following story areas listed below:

Comedy - Drama - Franchise/Action - Low-Budget Genre - Grounded Sci-Fi

Please see website for guidelines.

Awards

Writers selected to participate in the Program are hired under a writing service agreement requiring an exclusive, full-time commitment of a minimum of 40 hours per week. Additionally, should a writer’s material be identified as potential development content, Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) has the option to extend the writer’s contract for a term of up to one additional year.

Universal Writers Program

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Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Universal Writers Program

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Web:
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Email:
emerging.writers@nbcuni.com

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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Contest News

Universal Writers Program Now Open for Submissions

The Universal Writers Program, designed to identity both up-and-coming and experienced screenwriters with unique points of view, is accepting entries through October 31, 2018. The only feature film program sanctioned by the Writers Guild of America West (WGAW), the Program develops storytellers who organically incorporate multicultural and global perspectives in screenwriting. [Updated: 10/04/2018]

Universal Names Writers Program Participants

Universal Writers Program has announced their 2018 participants. The program is a one-year track that gives writers the opportunity to develop two feature scripts under the guidance of Universal and Focus Features production executives and producers. [Updated: 04/20/2018]

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Universal Writers Program

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Web:
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Email:
emerging.writers@nbcuni.com

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Overall: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.0/5.0)
Professionalism: 3 stars3 stars3 stars (3.0/5.0)
Feedback: 3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars (3.7/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (5.0/5.0)
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