NBCUniversal Sets Writers On The Verge Winners | Deadline
November 22, 2016 - Finding Carter
NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs has finalized a list for a 2016-17 Writers on a Verge, the annual module for TV writers of different backgrounds who are “on a verge” of violation out though need a final gloss of their essay and representation display skills. Winners will accept coaching and mentoring from attention pros during an complete 12-week module with a ultimate idea of scheming them to be staff writers. At a end, they will be deliberate for accessible essay assignments on NBC series.
This year’s winners are comedy writers Mnelik Belilgne, Melanie Boysaw and Jeremy Hsu and play writers Lorelei Ignas, Allyssa Lee, Rayna McClendon, Mellori Velasquez and Jeane Wong.
This is a 11th year of a module that is among a initiatives of NBCU’s module to promote and inspire people of different backgrounds. More than 2,000 practical this year. Recent alumni are staffed on array including The Blacklist (producers Brandon Margolis and Brandon Sonnier), Superstore, American Crime, Suits, Shades of Blue (co-EP Rashad Raisani) and NBC midseason array The Redemption and Midnight, Texas.
Here are bios from NBCU:
The hip bound artist incited comedy author has worked on The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Allegiance and The Michael J. Fox Show. As a musician, he expelled 5 albums and won swat conflict competitions for BET, Redbull and Grindtime.
The Los Angeles local and University of California, Berkeley alumna is now a writers’ coordinator during Conan, and also worked on a Conan O’Brien-produced array a Pete Holmes Show.
The Hawaii local got his start as a stand-up comedian behaving during comedy clubs in New York. He afterwards ventured into video modifying operative on existence shows and live events including a Super Bowl, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue writing.
Ignas is a constructed off-off- Broadway executive and playwright, and alumna of New York University’s Tisch School of a Arts. Previously formed in Brooklyn, she changed to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Television and finished a UCLA Professional Program for Television Writing in 2013. Lorelei is repped by UTA and Rain Management Group.
Southern California local Lee began her essay career as a journalist, stating and modifying for a likes of Entertainment Weekly, a Los Angeles Times and Women’s Health before branch her sights to radio itself. She is now a digital calm author and editor during FOXSports.com.
McClendon got her start during a Creative Writing Program during a University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Currently, she is a showrunner’s partner to Veena Sud on her arriving Netflix drama, Seven Seconds. McClendon has created dual freelance episodes for television: one for The Disney Channel’s new array Andi Mack from Terri Minksy, and her initial for MTV’s family drama Finding Carter. Additionally, she co-wrote webisodes for MTV’s Awkward, and was a writers’ room partner for Awkward and Finding Carter. McClendon is represented by Kaplan Stahler Agency and Good Fear Film + Management.
A law propagandize connoisseur once on lane to apropos an in-house attorney, Velasquez walked divided from law to enroll in USC’s MFA Writing for Screen and Television Program. Her authorised credentials has desirous her to write female-centric dirty crime dramas.
San Gabriel, Calif. local Wong left her initial dream of operative in politics behind to pursue her passion for writing. She is building her strange pilot The Thin Line at Universal Cable Productions while she works as a script coordinator on The CW’s Arrow. She is also a published author and comic book writer. Her brief story “Crystal Brook” was published in Empower: Fight Like a Girl, and she co-authored The Vampire Diaries digital comics for D.C. Comics. She is also partial of a initial Women In Film Black List TV Lab. She is repped by Abrams Artists Agency a Gotham Group.