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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room Fellowship


Deadline: April 8, 2024 12 PM EDT


Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. And we’re looking for YOU!

Fresh new writing talent that reflect the diversity of our vast audience. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept. Past fellows have gone on to develop their own original content with Sesame Workshop, as well as write for Sesame Street and various programs at Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and more! Learn about the 2023 fellows and speakers below.
  • About the ProgramUp to 8 writers will be selected 
  • Sessions are expected to take place virtually from July to August 2024
  • Learn from industry writers, producers, agents and executives 
  • Learn and complete all steps of creating an original pilot episode script
  • Includes eight, three-hour sessions on creating original children’s content 
  • Up to two participants will have the opportunity to receive creative development deals and further mentorship

What Are the Requirements?

Application information when available will be posted here along with a link to the application. See Terms and Conditions and FAQ for any additional questions or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org.

Application Check List

Application form: Application must be submitted by April 8th, 2024 12PM EST. Applications for the 2024 Fellowship Program will open on Friday, March 8th, 2024. Original script sample: 11-page maximum; should NOT contain Sesame Street elements, characters, or intellectual property; can be an excerpt from a larger piece wholly written by the applicant; must model a 3 act story structure; and be kid-friendly content for viewers up to age 12…we’re looking for great characters and stories that inspire kids to be smarter, stronger and kinder!

Resumes: 2-page maximum. Anything longer will be disqualified. More info on your script: what’s the bigger picture/idea of your script sample? (up to 100 words)

Personal statement: tell us about yourself, for example, why you want to write for children’s educational media, how your experiences influence the stories you tell, why you value diversity/representation in children’s media, etc. (up to 250 words)

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