20th Century Fox Seeks Original Screenwriters (Chaos Ensues)
Let the claws come out! Twentieth Century Fox has announced that they will launch a new in-house writers program, bringing on a group of emerging writers to generate original work, reports Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood. Quoting a statement released from the studio, Finke writes:
“The goal for this enterprise is to create a place where original ideas are generated and where new writers can feel supported to do their best work,” [president of production Emma] Watts said.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, five writers will be brought on to work on comedy, and five will be brought on to work on action/adventure. Heading up the comedy team will be Nicholas Weinstock, former Chernin Entertainment executive vice president, and former vice president of development at Lucasfilm Ltd. Steve Tzirlin will lead the action/adventure team. The two will hire writers along with Watts.
The writers will focus on creating new material rather than rewriting old scripts or turning books into movies, notes Finke.
No word yet on how to apply.