COLLEGE FELLOWSHIPS - PAST WINNER SUCCESS STORIES

 
 

Currently a semi-finalist for the HBO Access Writing Fellowship and advanced to the second round of the Sundance Episodic Lab. Her HBO short film Wednesday had its world premiere at the American Black Film Festival.

JESSICA SHIELDS (2019)
DRAMA FELLOWSHIP
COLUMBIA


Currently hired to adapt a YA novel. He made it to the top 3% in the 2019 Bluecat Feature Film Contest. He had a March trending feature script at Slated. He Won Best Domestic Short Film Award at the Outflix Film Festival. He also recently became a fellow at Film Independent's signature diversity program, Project:Involve.

JERELL ROSALES (2018)
COMEDY FELLOWSHIP
UCLA


Kieryn Ziegler (2018)
DRAMA FELLOWSHIP
usc

In 2019, she was hired to write a feature screenplay adaptation for an independent filmmaker (for an as-yet-unannounced project).


He was accepted into the 2018 CBS Writers Mentoring Program. After the program, he was staffed on the second season of S.W.A.T. on CBS.

Munis Rashid (2017)
DRAMA FELLOWSHIP
American FIlm INSTITUTE


In 2017, she was a Nicholl semifinalist and an Austin Film Festival semifinalist for her feature script Roadkill. At the beginning of this year, she started working as a writer's assistant to a feature screenwriter.

Magdalen Silberman (2017)
comedy fellowship
UT Austin


Worked as Matthew Weiner's writing assistant, as Destin Cretton's assistant as he completed his film The Glass Castle, and as the writers' assistant for Barry Jenkins' upcoming series for Amazon Studios, The Underground Railroad. Mr. Jenkins then offered her a freelance episode for the series, which will be her first produced writing credit for television. She is also currently revising a feature script that she took wrote in the Sundance Screenwriting Lab in January 2019.

Adrienne Rush (2016)
DRAMA FELLOWSHIP
Florida State University


Wrote an adventure series for a gaming company as well as social media content for a Showtime series.

Jane Miller (2016)
COMEDY FELLOWSHIP
UCLA


Through the fellowship, she got a freelance episode of Bones, which was a career-launching opportunity. At the time, she was working on The Blacklist as an assistant and having that freelance episode on her resume gave her the courage to ask her boss for a freelance episode of their show, which they granted. They really liked her episode and she was staffed the following season. She has since climbed the ladder and will be returning to Season 7 as a co-producer.

Taylor Martin (2014)
drama fellowship
USC



Since winning, she earned her MFA in screenwriting from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television, with a specialization in Creating, Writing and Producing for TV, and now pursues a career as a freelance entertainment writer in Los Angeles. Her winning script propelled her to become a top ten finalist (top 1%) in the Disney | ABC Writing Program. She also went on to win the Samuel Goldwyn Writing Award, first prize, for her original feature screenplay Reckoning, which has also been optioned by an independent production company, nominated for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and placed in the quarterfinal round (top 5%) of the Nicholl Fellowships. She has served on the support staff of TV writers’ rooms for ABC and ABC Family/Freeform, and provided story coaching and consultation for private clients. She provides research and non-fiction content for the Emmy Award-winning series Variety Studio: Actors on Actors.

Robin Rudenberg (2012)
COMEDY fellowship
UCLA


She was a second-rounder in the Austin Film Festival screenwriting competition for her pilot Age of America. Since then, however, she has shifted her focus to writing novels.

Amy Ripley (2012)
Drama Fellowship
USC