i had my phone interview with the director of the writing fellowship program last wednesday. she wanted to read another script, and i had until monday to get it to her. i revised my spec for How I Met Your Mother over the weekend and sent it fedex overnight to get there today, monday. i checked the fedex website and it was signed for at 12:56pm.

i got a call from nickelodeon at 3:43pm. i made it to the next round! i have a face to face interview this wednesday. i’m one step closer!

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  1. Betsy

    Hey Kiyong,
    Congrats on getting this far. How was the face-2-face interview? Was it hard? I’m thinking of applying next year, but my search on anyone who has completed the program has come up blank. You’re the only one I found who applied to it. I’m also into animation. I have my fingers crossed for you. I’ll continue to read your blog in hopes that you get into the program.

  2. kiyong

    hi betsy. you should totally apply to the fellowship! i think the deadline is around the end of february, so that’s plenty of time to get a good spec script written. i would recommend having several scripts written, actually. i know someone who went through the fellowship several years ago, and she was hired on as a staff writer on the mighty b! i’ll have a post soon about the interview i had today.

    1. Jonathan

      Good luck Kiyong- I’ve advanced as well! Fingers crossed…for each other!

      1. kiyong

        congratulations jonathan! i can’t believe we made it this far. i hope we both make it through! that would be amazing.

  3. Betsy

    Hi Kiyong,
    Awesome. I look forward to your blog and yes, I will apply to the fellowship.

    Thanks
    Betsy

  4. Sarah

    Congratulations! I’ve been looking into both the Nickelodeon and the ABC/Disney fellowship. Do you happen to know if Nickelodeon pays? I know ABC/Disney does. Thanks and congratulations again!

    1. kiyong

      nickelodeon does pay. disney pays 50k according to their website. nickelodeon doesn’t post the salary, but i think it pays a bit less. there’s also the nicholl fellowship which is for features only, and pays 30k.

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