What is the Universal Writers Program?
The Universal Writers Program identifies experienced and up-and-coming storytellers with unique, global perspectives that build upon the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group’s (UFEG) commitment to telling stories and creating films that reflect the vast diversity of our audiences.
What makes a good candidate for the Program?
The Program seeks the next generation of leading writers with voices that reflect the diverse perspectives of today’s audiences. Additionally, the writers should tonally match the slates of UFEG’s various divisions including, but not limited to, Universal Pictures and Focus Features.
What are the application requirements?
Applicants are required to submit the following: a Universal Writers Program application, an original screenplay, an original treatment for a project other than the submitted screenplay, release form for submitted material, a current résumé, a personal essay, and optional letters of recommendation.