Call for Entries Announced for the NAMIC Fall 2009 Writers' Workshop
The National Association for
Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) today announced its call
for entries for the NAMIC Fall 2009 Writers' Workshop. Held
semi-annually, NAMIC Writers' Workshops are presented as part of the
association's on-going efforts to increase the representation of
African American, Asian, Hispanic, and Native American creators of
original content across the communications industry's entertainment
platforms. Scheduled for October 5-6, the NAMIC 2009 Fall Writers'
Workshop will be held at the American Management Association in New
York City. The entry deadline is August 20, 2009.
NAMIC Writers' Workshops are an
extraordinary two-day forum designed to give participants the
opportunity to hone their craft and learn the essentials of creating,
packaging and selling their product. The Fall 2009 program will be
highlighted by the launch of a new tutorial on writing for the
digital entertainment space. A panel of communications industry
creative executives will select a total of 20 writers of color to
participate, free of charge, in the program -- made possible by the
generous support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation.
"Since its inception, the NAMIC
Writers' Workshop series has provided a unique educational platform
for writers of color to advance their artistic talent and knowledge
of the business," said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. "We
are thrilled to continue facilitating the workshop series and look
forward to assisting a new group of diverse creators in delivering
their unique voices to our industry."
NAMIC's lead facilitator for the Writers' Workshop series, Carole Kirschner, will be at the helm of the Fall 2009 session. A veteran television executive, Kirschner is also the architect of the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program. The NAMIC Fall 2009 Writers' Workshop will feature a rich agenda highlighted by the professional evaluation of submitted material; one-on-one meetings with a professional script analyst to review coverage; classes taught by successful, working writers; extensive business and self-marketing education, and more.
A detailed workshop description, application forms, and eligibility requirements are available via the NAMIC website at www.namic.com. For more information, please contact the NAMIC national headquarters at (212) 594-5985.