All Programs

Writers

PROGRAM
Late Night Writers Workshop

LOCATION
New York

SUBMISSION WINDOW
January

PROGRAM DATES
March/April
(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
The NBCUniversal Late Night Writers Workshop is a program focused on exposing talented joke, sketch and comedy writers to NBCUniversal’s late-night & alternative lineup and readying them for a staff writer position. We are looking for writers who are “almost there” but need that final bit of preparation and exposure to key industry players. We particularly encourage female writers and those of diverse backgrounds to apply. READ MORE.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Application

Bio

Resume

Sketch packet

Release Form

Letter of Rec (optional)

Actors/Writers/
Directors

PROGRAM
NBCUniversal Short Film Festival

LOCATION
Los Angeles

SUBMISSION WINDOW
March – May

PROGRAM DATES
August (Semifinals)

October (Finale)

(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
The goal of the NBCUniversal Short Film Festival is to display and celebrate diversity in entertainment. This is the ultimate showcase for writers, directors, actors, TV creators and filmmakers from all over the country. It provides creative individuals of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to get their materials in front of key decisions makers from the entire NBCUniversal family as well as agents, managers, producers, and other industry players. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Entry Form

Screener

Directors

Directors

PROGRAM
Emerging Director Program

LOCATION
Depends on show assignment

SUBMISSION WINDOW
November (By Nomination Only)

PROGRAM DATES
One year cycle – Spring-Spring
(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
The Emerging Director Program is designed to take directors accomplished in their respective fields (features, commercials and/or music videos) and have them work alongside episodic television directors. The selected directors will foster relationships and fine tune their art to fit the television format. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Nomination Letter (required)

Bio and/or resume

Reel and/or examples of your work on screen

Writers

PROGRAM
Writers on the Verge

LOCATION
Los Angeles

SUBMISSION WINDOW
May

PROGRAM DATES
September – January
(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
Writers on the Verge is a 12-week 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. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Application
TV spec script
Release Form

Writers/Comedians

PROGRAM
StandUp NBC

LOCATION
LIVE AUDITIONS

4 cities throughout the summer

FINALE

Los Angeles

SUBMISSION WINDOW
Live Auditions throughout Summer

PROGRAM DATES
Finale Showcase: December
(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
Each year NBC selects 3-5 cities across the country and holds both auditions and live showcases of the top diverse talent from that area. At the end of the search, a handful of comedians are brought back to Los Angeles to showcase for key industry players at NBCUniversal and industry-wide. The winner of the showcase gets a talent holding deal with NBC. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Application
Live audition

Actors/Writers/
Directors

PROGRAM
Scene Showcase

LOCATION
Los Angeles (June)

New York (September)

SUBMISSION WINDOW
WRITERS
November – December

ACTORS
February (LA), June (NYC)

PROGRAM DATES
June and September
(Dates subject to change)

DESCRIPTION
The NBC Scene Showcase is a one night event in which NBC produces a live showcase of 5 minute scenes by up-and-coming diverse writers and directors, starring new diverse talent. It’s an opportunity to demonstrate their talents for NBC Entertainment executives and casting directors, talent agents, managers, as well as other industry professionals. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
WRITERS
1-2 x 5 minute comedic scene(s)

Release Form

ACTORS

Head shot

Resume

Casting

PROGRAM
Casting Apprentice Program

LOCATION
Los Angeles
& New York

SUBMISSION WINDOW
Varies, check nbcunicareers.com for openings

PROGRAM DATES
Apprenticeship lasts for two years

DESCRIPTION
The NBC Universal Casting Apprentice Program is a career development opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in casting. This program is designed for individuals with diverse backgrounds who aspire to become a Casting Manager within a Network or Studio or a Casting Associate or Director on a production. Depending on the assigned division, apprentices will be given an opportunity to work at a Network with executives or in a Freelance Casting Office with a Casting Director. Read more.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Read more about the NY position.   Read more about the Los Angeles position.

See nbcunicareers.com for more information.

 

Writers

PROGRAM
Diverse Staff Writer Initiative

LOCATION
Los Angeles
& New York

SUBMISSION WINDOW
Ongoing

PROGRAM DATES
Positions typically filled during March – June staffing season

DESCRIPTION
NBC encourages diversity among our writing staffs by funding select staff writer positions for all scripted NBC Primetime Series.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS
Scripts must be submitted by your agent or manager for regular staffing to qualify for this program