Now’s Your Time To Sign Up For 2019 CAPE New Writers Fellowship

Mae Hamilton
Dec 06,2018
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Lisa Bao, Lauren Moon, Joanne Kim, and Ryan Lee at a CAPE New Writers Fellowship session. (Courtesy photo Andrew Ge/CAPE)Lisa Bao, Lauren Moon, Joanne Kim, and Ryan Lee at a CAPE New Writers Fellowship session. (Courtesy photo Andrew Ge/CAPE)

Have big dreams about writing the next big movie or TV show?

The Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment’s New Writers Fellowship program is now open for submissions. CAPE, the longest-running and largest professional organization for Asian Americans working in the entertainment industry, aims to discover and nurture the budding careers of young writers hoping to break into television and film. This will be CAPE’s eighth year supporting young, aspiring writers through its fellowship program.

The CAPE fellowship is based in Los Angeles and is headed by Steve Tao, CW’s  vice president of current programming, and screenwriter and showrunner Leo Chu, best known for his work in “Batman Ninja” and “Supah Ninjas.”

The program runs from early March to mid-April and features sessions taught by professional television and film writers. In the past, it’s had speakers like Adele Lim from “Crazy Rich Asians” and producer Yahlin Chang, best known for her work in “The Handmaid’s Tale.”.

The fellowship also features a writing workshop where fellows are placed with a high-level mentor to help them get scripts into tip-top shape to help them land that first big gig.

The deadline for submissions ends on Jan. 7, 2019. Visit capeusa.org/programs/cnwf for more information.