Warner Bros. Discovery (Nasdaq: WBD) today announced the opening of the application submission portal for its 2024 WBD Access Writers’ Program, which now offers participants’ learning and placement opportunities across the Company’s television portfolio. The 2024 WBD Access Writers’ Program, which replaced and broadened the Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop, will kick-off in March 2024.
The Program will continue to prepare participants for a successful career in television through development opportunities, such as: writing a new television pilot, writers room training, and extensive creative and business curriculum. The program will now cover extensions beyond the 20-weeks for which the writer is initially contracted, ensuring writers get the full experience of the rooms in which they are staffed. Applications can be submitted through the portal from November 2 – November 15.
“We have an incredible opportunity to continue the rich legacy of this program working with underrepresented, emerging writers and giving them an opportunity to shape storytelling and make a mark on the industry through their perspectives,” said Asif Sadiq, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery. “This enhanced program expands our already established pipeline efforts and gives participants access to the talent and opportunity that exists across the WBD television portfolio.”
In addition, the final Warner Bros. Television Writers’ Workshop class completed the program in early spring 2023. These talented up-and-coming writers participated in a comprehensive training program and introduced their work to the entertainment industry’s top writers, producers, and executives. Nearly all the participants in the past decade have earned staff positions on a Warner Bros. Television–produced series. The Class of 2023 graduates are Lynda Brendish, Stasia Demick, Troy Kelly, Sara Kimura, Nina Luckshmi Mohan, Lindsay Opoku-Acheampong, Ashish Ravinran and Saroya Whatley.