NBC Writers On the Verge - June 30
ABC/Disney - July 1
WB Writer's Workshop - July 25
A lot of people have been asking what they should write in their essays. I have never been accepted into one of these things, but I think the most important thing is to be unique. You need to stand out from a pile of over 1,400 essays. Writing "I loved watching TV growing up" is not going to do it. Be specific. Let the readers get to know you, and understand what's interesting and different about your point of view. Remember that all the programs except WB are diversity programs. It doesn't mean that you'll be disqualified for being a white Jewish guy from the east coast who moved here after film school - but it does mean that you need to show how you're different from all the other white Jewish guys from the east coast who moved here after film school.