Animation, storyboarding and screenwriting are my three favorite activities and are my favorite forms of storytelling. The best way to learn how to be a working screenwriter is to write screenplays, even if you are not being paid to do so. Reading scripts of shows and movies you love and reading books on the craft are excellent ways to hone your talents as well. However, nothing beats getting into the trenches and writing a first draft and then rewriting it until it achieves your vision.
Here are three spec scripts I entered in the Nick Writing Fellowship Contest and the ABC Diversity Fellowship. Every Fall Nickelodeon Studios in Burbank gives aspiring writers an opportunity to work with Nickelodeon story team members and learn what it takes to create and maintain a great show. The same is true for the ABC Diversity Fellowship, which is also held for a year, every year, starting in the Fall. It is a great way to get your foot in the door, and boasts notable graduates like Jane Espenson, one of the writers for Buffy: The Vampire Slayer and Firefly, among other excellent shows.
Avatar: The Last Airbender
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