What is the Universal Animation Writers Program?
Under the umbrella of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), the program will develop writers in feature and television animation through writing assignments as well as internal and external workshops designed to strengthen writing, increase awareness of the animation production process and establish a network of champions to drive career momentum.
What are the application requirements?
In addition to completing a Universal Animation Writers Program Application, material submission release form, current résumé, and personal essay, applicants are required to submit the following material
- Feature Animation: An original live-action or animation screenplay and treatment not based on the submitted screenplay.
- TV Animation: A live action or animated original pilot and spec script from one of the two tracks offered.
Letters of recommendation are optional but not required. Please review the FAQs for additional information regarding letters of recommendation.
If selected for the Program, what types of writing assignments will I receive?
- Features: Selected writers will be required to complete two feature-length scripts based on selected story areas designated by DreamWorks Animation Film.
- TV: Selected writers will be considered for staffing on series produced by UFEG business units. Writers will also have the opportunity to develop original concepts for potential development consideration