DIVERSO has partnered with RIDEBACK (Aladdin, It, The LEGO Movies) and THE WRITERS GUILD FOUNDATION to create Black Writers in Focus: a paid summer fellowship program for Black student screenwriters.
Vetted by a rigorous committee of all Black readers, four talented students will spend ten weeks over the summer fine-tuning a writing sample with a personalized mentor, attending panels and classes with industry leaders, and learning from the best by shadowing in a writers' room. Students will be paid to develop their craft.
Selected students will receive a $6,000 stipend to support a full-time commitment over 10 weeks. Fellows are expected to make a 40-hour commitment each week. The program will be hosted virtually over the summer (June 6th - August 19th).
Learn more here.