The winners of the Disney-WGAW Fellowship have been announced. Jennifer Derwingson and Lakesha Walker have become the recipients to participate in the Walt Disney Studios and Writers Guild of America West’s fellowship.

What It Is

Begun in 1990 in partnership with the Writers Guild of America, west, this has become one of the industry’s best known and most respected writing fellowships. More than 200 alumni number among Hollywood’s elite, including screenwriters, directors and television showrunners. A limited number of full-time fellowships are available each year for both feature film and television projects.

How It Works

Fellows receive a weekly salary for a one-year period, subject to change, but (currently amounting to $50,000/year plus benefits). The program is an intensive, hands-on experience that involves workshops, seminars and mentorships with creative executives from ABC, ABC Television Studio, Disney Channel, ABC Family, Lifetime and Buena Vista Motion Pictures Group.

Some of the Alumni

Rafael Garcia  2007 TV Fellow – SAMANTHA WHO? (ABC)

Roger Grant 2007 TV Fellow – GREEK (ABC Family) credit: Freshmen Daze, Separation Anxiety and No Campus for Old Rules

Becky Mann & Audra Sielaff 2007 TV Fellow – NOTES FROM THE UNDERBELLY (ABC)

Michelle McGee 2007 TV Fellow – CARPOOLERS (ABC)

Kaita Mpambara 2007 TV Fellow
Observed on WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE (Disney Channel)

Gayle Jackson 2007 TV Fellow – KYLE XY (ABC Family)

Bryan Oh 2007 TV Fellow – OCTOBER ROAD (ABC) credit: Revenge Of The Cupcake Kid and The Fine Art Of Surfacing

Peter Saji 2007 TV Fellow – CAVEMEN (ABC) credit: Cave Kid

Debbie Wright 2007 TV Fellow LINCOLN HEIGHTS (ABC Family) credit: An Eye For An Eye