Disney Channel Storytellers facts for kids
Disney Channel Storytellers is an annual program run by Disney Channel and It's a Laugh Productions which focuses on discovering and developing new talent in series creators and writers for programs on the channel. The salaried program runs for twenty weeks annually and is open to writers who are professionally represented. Disney Channel Storytellers was launched in 2014.
The Disney Chanel Storytellers program was developed as an initiative by Disney Channel and It's a Laugh Productions to develop new talent in series creators and writers for original programming content on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The participants are mentored by experienced advisers which include Disney Channel’s executives and producers in programming and development. Vice president of Disney Channels Worldwide, Jennilee Cummings, explained how the idea was conceived in an effort to search for a writers in a non-traditional way, stating, "Storytellers is a way to tap into some new voices and hopefully the end result will be programming that feels really fresh."
Participants (individuals or writing teams) of the salaried program develop one live-action script for consideration of a pilot, while creating ideas for potential programming and working on Disney’s existing development projects. Participants also contribute their writing services in other areas, such as original scripts and digital content. The program also extends to mentoring in pilot production and pitching to networks.
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