Amie writes: You mention your writing group a lot and I'm interested in how you found yours. I started one with some people at a UCLA class that I took and it was great but it's sort of falling apart. Any ideas on how to find a new (and more consistent group)?
I joined my writers group when someone read my blog and asked me to join one that she was starting with other bloggers. That was basically it. I'm afraid we aren't looking for new members right now (we have enough to read!), but since I know a lot of you are looking for groups, feel free to comment on this post and then maybe you can start finding each other!
Amita writes: are you applying to the ABC/Disney Fellowship? I want to send my application in within the next 3 weeks and I've been checking the site everyday but they haven't updated the date to be July 1st, 2008. I think the deadline stays the same every year but are you waiting for a new application before submitting? I called the number listed and all you get is a recorded (old) message. Also emailed and heard nothing back....
Indeed I will apply (link is to the right). I have no idea about the info...but I can offer the knowledge that it took them a while to get their site updated last year, too. And - many other fellowship/contest websites are lax in updating. The ABC/Disney program is definitely alive and well - I'm sure the info will be up soon (if you work at ABC feel free to chime in about the program).
Speaking of contests...thought you might want to know about a couple more TV script competitions I've discovered:
Austin Film Festival - June 1 deadline
Script P.I.M.P - May 15 deadline
Let's hope my good karma balances out all my new competition.