“People really do not like it when you decide to step off the road and climb the mountain instead. It seems to make even the people who mean well nervous.”
— Shonda Rhimes
The Gotham Scriptwriting Scholarship is open to people of color who have an interest in writing scripts for movies, TV shows, or plays. Any level of experience is fine. All we ask is the desire to write scripts. Three scholarships will be offered.
Each scholarship includes:
- The latest version of the Final Draft scriptwriting software
- Two 10-week script-related courses of the writer’s choosing
- Two Intensives of the writer’s choosing
- One 12-hour Mentorship, after the writer has completed at least one ten-week course
Acceptance is open to all people of color, age 18 and up. At least one spot will be rewarded to a Black applicant.
Once accepted, Gotham will do a consultation to help guide the writer with their initial course selection.
There is no time limit on when all the courses must be completed.
Applications will be accepted December 1 – February 15.
Winners will be announced by mid March. All applicants will be notified.
Daniel de Abreu