Nickelodeon Writing Program

Nickelodeon

Contact

231 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Web:
http://www.nickwriting.com
Email:
info.writing@nick.com

Contact: Kate Blatchford, Coordinator, Creative Talent Development & Outreach, Nickelodeon
MovieBytes Interview: Karen Kirkland

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
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Objective

Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live-action and animated television. Basically, they write a lot and do cool things, all while being provided a salary!

There are two creative avenues to pursue: the General Track (up to 1 year) and the Preschool Track (6-months). The Preschool Track was created to develop writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the preschool demographic. You bring the smart, funny, engaging stories and characters, and we’ll help you bring the preschool. Show More

Deadline/Entry Fees

Expired. Previous Deadline: 08/01/2020

Notification: Semifinalists notified by September 30th. Finalists notified November 15th. Winner notified November 30th.

Rules

The Nickelodeon Writing Program offers emerging television writers from around the world a paid opportunity to develop their craft and launch their careers. While in the Program, writers hone their skills, build a professional network and gain real-world experience in writers’ rooms for our critically acclaimed live-action and animated shows. The General Track is a full-time commitment for up to 1 year. Your submission must include a spec script based on a show from the Accepted Shows List and an original comedy pilot.

Apply for free online at www.nickwriting.com from July 1 - August 1, 2020.

Awards

General Track: A salaried position for up to one year (for Domestic writers) and up to six months (for International writers) and the opportunity to write for Nickelodeon live action and animated television shows.

Preschool Track: A salaried position for up to 6 months (for Domestic writers only) and the opportunity to write for Nick Jr. television shows.

Nickelodeon

Contact

231 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Web:
http://www.nickwriting.com
Email:
info.writing@nick.com

Contact: Kate Blatchford, Coordinator, Creative Talent Development & Outreach, Nickelodeon
MovieBytes Interview: Karen Kirkland

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
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Nickelodeon Writing Program

Contact

231 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Web:
http://www.nickwriting.com
Email:
info.writing@nick.com

Contact: Kate Blatchford, Coordinator, Creative Talent Development & Outreach, Nickelodeon
MovieBytes Interview: Karen Kirkland

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
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Contest News

MovieBytes Interview:
Screenwriter D. Colbert

An interview with screenwriter D. Colbert regarding the Nickelodeon Writing Competition.

Q: What's the title of the script you entered in this contest, and what's it about?

A: I wrote a spec script of "The Bernie Mac Show." It was about Bernie thinking that the teenage girl character, Vanessa, is dating despite his orders not to, so he hires his nephew, Jordan, to help spy on her. Comedy insues.

Q: What made you enter this particular contest? Have you entered any other contests with this script? If so, how did you do?

A: Well, believe it or not, this was only the second script I had ever written. I read a lot of interviews from writers about their differing opinions on entering contests and which ones they thought were best. I also did a lot of reading at movibytes.com (plug, plug). The first script I write was an "Everybody Loves Raymond" spec which placed as a finalist in the Guy Hanks/Marvin Miller Writing Workshop that takes place at USC. Everybody refers to it as the Cosby program since he and his wife, Camille, are the ones who set it up. Placing in this contest with my very first script gave me the confidence to enter other contests and the Nickelodeon Fellowship seemed right up my alley, so I applied.

Q: Were you satisfied with the adminstration of the contest? Did they meet their deadlines? Did you receive all the awards that were promised?

A: Well...there were definitely delays in getting the results. It took so long I had almost forgotten about it. Once I did heard from them, it was explained that they were restructuring the program to better fit the production schedule of Nickelodeon shows. Everything else has been going well with the program.

Q: Were you given any feedback on your script? If so, did you find the feedback helpful?

A: I was given some feedback, which helped me tremendously.

Q: Has your success in this contest helped you market your script? Were you contacted by any agents, managers or producers?

A: Yeah, I've since sent that same script out to an agency where I'm getting some attention. Also, being at the Nickelodeon studio and having access to executives and producers is invaluable.

Q: What's your background? Have you written any other screenplays or television scripts?

A: I've worked as an assistant and been in the writers room for years before writing a script of my own. I've worked on a lot of productions just trying to take it all in. My experiences at studios around town proved invaluable.

Q: Do you live in Los Angeles? If not, do you have any plans to move there?

A: I was born and raised here in L.A. I even went to L.A. High School.

Q: What's next? Are you working on a new script?

A: The first phase of the fellowship had us working on another spec with the guidance of some executives. I've written a "Scrubs" spec which I think is the funniest thing I've ever written. That's such a smart and funny show. It was a little intimidating to write a spec for that show at first, but once I got started I was really into it.

Posted Monday, January 19, 2004

Nickelodeon Writing Program

Contact

231 W. Olive Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Web:
http://www.nickwriting.com
Email:
info.writing@nick.com

Contact: Kate Blatchford, Coordinator, Creative Talent Development & Outreach, Nickelodeon
MovieBytes Interview: Karen Kirkland

Report Card

Overall: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.9/5.0)
Professionalism: 4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars (4.1/5.0)
Feedback: 4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars (4.4/5.0)
Signficance: 5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars (4.8/5.0)
Report Cards: 9    
Have you entered?
Submit a Report card

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