ALTERNATIVE DIRECTORS PROGRAM
The Alternative Directors Program is NBC’s new annual directors’ initiative that addresses the need for more representation behind the camera in unscripted programming. Intended for female and ethnically diverse talent with at least one directing credit, the program will give five directors the opportunity to shadow over several weeks on NBC and Universal Television Alternative Studios unscripted series including prep, production and post. The submission window is open MAY 29 – JUNE 29, 2018.
NBCU CASTING APPRENTICE PROGRAM
The NBC Universal Casting Assistant Program is a career development opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in scripted casting. This program is designed for individuals with diverse backgrounds who aspire to become a Casting Associate or Director on a production. They will be given an opportunity to work in an independent casting office with a Casting Director, currently overseeing an NBCUniversal series or pilot for the length of that office’s contract. Applications are currently OPEN.
WRITERS ON THE VERGE
Writers on the Verge is a program focused on polishing writers and readying them for a staff writer position on a television series. We are looking for writers who are “almost there,” but need that final bit of preparation with their writing and personal presentation skills. We particularly encourage writers of diverse backgrounds to apply. The submission window is open MAY 2019.