Treatment Plan: An Essay by 2019 Emerging Voices Fellow Anthony Hoang

I spent most of my young adulthood building a stable and well-rounded life. It included a job in finance that had a matching 401k, spontaneous trips to places like Istanbul and Morocco, and a membership to an expensive gym that had lavender scented towels. Except these things didn’t satisfy me. – PEN America, July 26,…

‘Tales of the City’s’ Lauren Morelli on her LGBTQ Writers Room

So I took a class at UCLA Extension in short fiction. And started writing purely just for myself. I never would have thought that I could do it professionally. – Los Angeles Times,  June 9, 2019 Read More Watch the trailer Image Source: Courtesy of Gina Ferazzi, Los Angeles Times

NBC Unveils Late Night Writers Workshop Class Of 2019

NBC has chosen the participants for its 2019 Late Night Writers Workshop, an initiative for emerging diverse late night and sketch comedy writers, the network announced today. – Deadline, April 17, 2019   Read More Image Source: Photo courtesy of NBC

Writer, Showrunner, Producer, Eunetta T. Boone Dies

This is sad news for the TV writing community. Veteran comedy writer/producer and screenwriting teacher Eunetta T. Boone, who created the 2001 comedy series One on One, has passed away suddenly from an apparent heart attack. – Deadline, March 21, 2019   Read More Image Source: Disney Channel, Photo Courtesy of Craig Sjodin

Novel idea: A Thriller with a Strong Female Lead

After working for years as an actress in Hollywood, Kim Simons decided to go back to college.  The then-37-year-old enrolled in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, a continuing education program, as she aspired to be a screenwriter. As she sat in a Los Angeles classroom with other novice writers, Simons came up with the idea…