WANTED: Muslim Writers for TV Screenwriters Workshop

Partnership between MPAC’s Hollywood Bureau & Disney/ABC Television Group

February 26, 2014

MPAC is excited to announce it is partnering with Disney/ABC Television Group to offer a one-day TV screenwriters workshop this spring in order to identify and empower American Muslims who want to pursue a career in writing for series TV.

The industry has taken more interest in telling authentic American Muslim stories in recent years and there is a growing demand for Muslim writers," said Deana Nassar, MPAC's Hollywood Liaison. "We are proud to partner with Disney/ABC Television Group Talent Development and Diversity in demonstrating leadership by helping nurture creative talent in the American Muslim community."

Interested in Applying?

Applicants are asked to submit a half-hour comedy or a one-hour drama spec script of a broadcast or cable network TV series that is currently airing on TV.

Submissions are due by midnight on Wednesday, March 19, to deana@mpac.org.

Among the criteria for spec scripts are:

  • Accuracy in character voice
  • Story structure
  • Effectiveness in capturing the series
  • Innovation

No previous professional writing experience is necessary. Participants will be selected based on the strongest spec script writing samples. Finalists may be asked to provide additional writing samples. Space is limited. No materials will be returned after the judging process. The date for the workshop will be determined when participants are selected.

MPAC's Hollywood Bureau serves as a professional resource to the entertainment industry by providing reliable and accurate information on Islam, Muslims and interfaith relations to the Hollywood community. The bureau also helps Hollywood professionals connect with creative talent, including emerging Muslim filmmakers, writers and actors.



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