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Writers On The Verge

Writers on the Verge is a 12-week program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are "almost there" but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply.

Here’s Your Big Break

The program will be 12 weeks long, and will consist of two night classes to be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7-10pm), weekly at NBCUniversal in Universal City, CA. Once accepted, students must attend all classes and turn in all written assignments.

Classes concentrate on creating an exceptional spec & pilot script and understanding the dynamics of pitching oneself in the television industry. Writers are given the chance to interact with industry players ranging from network executives to show runners to agents and receive valuable feedback on their work and pitch style. Writing assignments on a NBCUniversal television show may be available after successful completion of the program but are not a guarantee. Past participants have gone on to series including "Community", "Burn Notice", "White Collar", "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia", and "Chicago Fire."


Application Requirements

*The WOTV 2014 Submission Period will open on May 1 and will close on May 30 at 3pm (PST).*


1. Applicants must submit one properly formatted television spec screenplay based on a show that aired new episodes during the 2013-2014 season on any broadcast or cable network. This script must be submitted as a PDF file.

2. Applicants must complete the WOTV application. Link to be posted during 2014 application period.

3. Applicants must fill out a release form for their submitted script.

4. Applicants must be able to provide their own housing and transportation in the Los Angeles area for the duration of the program.




May 1, 2014 - May 30, 2014 (3pm PST deadline) - Submission Period

September 2014 - Finalists interviews

October 2014 - Program begins

Mid January 2015 - Program ends

Program includes breaks for Thanksgiving & December Holidays.

All dates other than the submission period are subject to change.

Questions (NOT APPLICATIONS) should be submitted to

For FAQ, click here.