Disney Channel Seeks Next Gen Series Creators, Writers

Writer incubator program application period now open with Sept. 1 deadline

Attention writers: The Disney Channel Storytellers writer incubation program is now taking applications.

“We’re building upon Storytellers’ success after its inaugural year resulted in one writing team’s pilot being produced for series consideration at Disney Channel and a second team joining the writing staff of our upcoming comedy series ‘BUNK’D,” Jennilee Cummings, vice president of Original Series for Disney Channels Worldwide, said in a statement.

The program is designed to foster creative ideas and develop the next generation of series creators and writers of programming for kids, tweens and families.

Emmy-nominated Marc Warren, writer and producer of Disney Channel series “Even Stevens,” “That’s So Raven” and “Cory in the House” and former “Full House” producer, returns as supervisor of the 20-week salaried program, which kicks off in November and is open to professionally represented writers.

Information on how to apply is available at http://partners.disney.com/storytellers. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1.

Each participant or writing team will develop one live-action script for pilot consideration, with mentoring from concept and writing to network pitching and pilot production. Participants will also create digital content for multiple platforms.

It’s A Laugh Productions, Inc., a signatory company to the Writers Guild of America (WGA), and a regular supplier of children’s television series programming, has engaged the writers in the Disney Channel Storytellers program, which will provide participants with WGA membership eligibility credits.