Fox Names Its First Writers Intensive Fellow
Winner Thomas Wong will have his script developed for TV
Thomas Wong has been selected as the first Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Chosen from the inaugural class of 10 finalists, Wong has inked an agreement with Fox Broadcasting Company for the purchase and development of his original script, "Queen."
Launched earlier this year, the Fox Writers Intensive is an advanced writer's program designed to nurture experienced scribes who have diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences but a lack of exposure. The program also helps Fox create a strong pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing.
The 10 finalists were selected from more than 300 candidates from across the country from organizations including the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Sundance Institute, New York Foundation For The Arts, Outfest, and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment.
And although they didn't win, all of the Fox Writers Intensive finalists are being promoted and considered for potential jobs on current and future productions.
In addition, Fox will award Wong's referring organization, Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE), a $15,000 grant to be earmarked for its writing program, the network announced recently. Wong is represented by The Gersh Agency.
While this program is new to Fox, a similar fellowship helped "Grey's Anatomy" showrunner Shonda Rhimes break into the business.