The Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG) animation writing program for both film and television identifies and develops an inclusive pool of talent with unique points of view that build upon UFEG’s commitment to telling stories and creating narratives that appeal to and reflect the vast diversity of our audiences. During the one-year paid program, Global Talent Development & Inclusion (GTDI) will partner with animation divisions such as but not limited to, DreamWorks Animation and Illumination, to work closely with writers in enhancing their creative process in feature and TV animation.
Applicants have the option to submit writing samples for a program that includes Television for Preschool 3-5 and Kids 6-11 and Feature Film. Material has to be suitable for all ages (Co-Viewing/All Audience). Writers selected for the Animation Program will work closely with GTDI, creative executives, and producers on writing samples such as adapting a pre-existing DreamWorks series, a pilot script, and feature treatment.
Although the hope is for TV staffing opportunities or projects to move into development, these and/or other desired outcomes are not guaranteed. However, writers can potentially contribute to active studio projects in development and/or production.
Those selected for the Program will be hired under a writing service agreement requiring the participants’ exclusive, full-time commitment.