Alex and Nick begin their “Inside the TV Writing Program” series – a deep dive into what goes on inside every major TV writing program from the decision makers themselves.
Our first part is all about the Disney ABC Writing Program (now known as the Walt Disney Television Writing Program), with Kristi Shuton, who oversees the Disney writing program as Manager of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion at the Disney ABC Television Group.
All the ins-and-outs are covered, from the application and selection process, to the content of the Disney writers program and what comes after.
About the Disney ABC Writing program (00:48)
1 – The application process (04:02)
2 – The selection process (18:16)
3 – The program (31:25)
4 – After the program and final advice (40:10)
NOTE: Since the recording, the Disney ABC Program application has been updated to two original samples (instead of one original and one spec).
The Walt Disney Television Writing Program (FKA Disney ABC Writing Program)
Disney ABC CTDI (Creative Talent Development & Inclusion) on Facebook
Disney ABC CTDI on Instagram
The Disney ABC Directing Program
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Special thanks to Alex Switzky for helping us edit this episode.