CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program
Applications are now being accepted for the sixth session of the CBS Diversity Institute's Writers Mentoring Program. The submission period is April 1, 2008 - June 1, 2008.
The Writers Mentoring Program helps aspiring writers to break in and move up in the business. Each participant is matched with two mentors - one is a senior level writer/producer on a CBS primetime series, the other is a CBS or Paramount TV creative executive. Participants meet regularly with their mentors for advice and support on improving their writing skills as well as career advice and guidance.
With a total of 28 graduates in its first three years, the Program has launched 15 careers in episodic television.
The primary focus of CBS' Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program is to provide access and networking opportunities for talented and motivated diverse writers – with a focus on writers of color. The program is based in Los Angeles. It begins in October 2008 and runs through the end of May 2009.
The Writers Mentoring Program is not employment and there is no monetary compensation. It is, instead, a structured program of career development, support, and personal access to executives and decision-making processes; with the goal of preparing aspiring writers for later employment opportunities in television.
For more information and an application visit www.cbsdiversity.com
Deadline Approaching: ABC/ABC Studios Production Associates Program
This is a 12-month paid program, during which individuals from diverse backgrounds are placed in entry-level positions in the production areas of ABC Studios in Burbank, California.
Production Associates will be assigned to five main groups of Primetime Network television production: Production Management, Production Finance, Post-Production Management, Studio Crafts Management, and Business Affairs/Legal Affairs. Entry-level work within these groups involves basic clerical and administrative responsibilities and duties, such as assisting executives, preparing and photocopying documents, handling distribution of reports throughout the organization, answering and routing telephone calls and written communication, and carrying out pick-ups and deliveries. The term of employment is for a one-year period.
Applications will be accepted only between April 1, 2008 and April 16, 2008.
For an application and further information, please contact:
Production Associates Program Administrator
(818) 460-7735 – Information Line
Call for Entries: Expresión En Corto International Film Festival
One of the primary objectives of the EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of short films and documentaries, rewarding the quality of these films with materials and equipment so as to allow these artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.
THE ELEVENTH EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place from July 18th – 27th , 2008, in the two host cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México.
The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2008.
For details and submission information, visit: www.expresionencorto.com
Screenwriter Mark Fergus (Iron Man, Children of Men) Q&A
On Saturday, April 12th, 2008 the Scriptwriters Network is proud to have screenwriter, Mark Fergus, discuss his career and his experience writing "Children of Men" and "Iron Man" which is expected to release in May. During the Q & A session, Mark will also talk about his directorial debut on "First Snow," staring Guy Pearce, which he co-wrote with writing partner Hawk Ostby.
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TIME & LOCATION: Charlie Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. (between Bronson and Van Ness). Doors open at 1 pm, with the speaker to begin at 1:30. Free to SWN members and employees of Raleigh Studios. Non-member admission is $15.00 ($10 for members of WGA, Women in Film, FIND, FIN & Screenplay Lab). Must RSVP by Thursday, April 10 at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Enter through the Van Ness gate. Parking is available for $5 on the studio lot; there's also metered street parking.
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UCLA Laura Gomez Book Signing
UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center and Charles E. Young Research Library
Professor Laura Gomez Lecture and Book Signing
“Manifest Destiny’s Legacy: Race in American at the Turn of 20th Century”
Please join us as Laura E. Gómez discusses and signs her new book Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race. In her book, Dr. Gómez traces the origins of Mexican Americans as a racial group in the United States by looking at the Mexican population in what is now New Mexico. She explores the construction of racial status from the perspectives of law, history, and sociology. Her visit is part of a national book tour. Dr. Gómez is a professor of law and American studies at the University of New Mexico. From 1994 through 2005, she held a joint faculty appointment at the UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Department of Sociology.
Tuesday, April 15, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm
UCLA Young Research Library Presentation Room 11348, 1st Fl.
A reception will follow the lecture
National Hispanic Sales Network Seminar (Chicago)
Join us on Cinco de Mayo as the NHSN’s very own Freddie Torres presents “Professional Selling”. This seminar will cover the tools and skills sales professionals need to succeed in today’s challenging business environment. Freddie will cover the Professional Selling Process and address in detail, 3 specific points: the consultative sales approach, your professional network and sales planning. Admission is complimentary.
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Save the date and join the NHSN on Cinco de Mayo featuring an evening of networking and food and take away tools and tips to help you meet your 2008 goals and beyond!
Monday, May 5th, 2008
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Hotel
151 East Wacker
Chicago, IL 6060
RSVP at: www.nhsn.org
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