Information & Application Details
Applications for the 2023 Oxbelly Episodic Program are now open.
Τhe deadline for submission is February 28, 2023.
The working language is English; thus, a good knowledge of English is essential in order to participate.
Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece
June 3-11, 2023
- Application Deadline
February 28, 2023
The Oxbelly Episodic Program is a week-long training course supporting talented writers interested in entering a career in television. Over the course of the program, 10-12 selected fellows will learn the many facets of the role of television writer through a series of simulated writers room exercises, masterclasses and panels.
The program aims to demystify the elusive writers room and to shed light on the role of the writer from conception of a series all the way through production - sharing best practices from contrasting methodologies in the TV writing process and empowering a new cohort of writers from around the world in the process. The program has no cost to apply and all expenses for fellows are covered.
The week-long program consists of a series of simulated writing room exercises, followed by masterclasses and talks. Oxbelly offers a place for intercultural dialogue to inspire a new cohort of TV writers at this time of such expansion in the global TV industry. Fellows will also engage in cross programmatic opportunities with the Oxbelly Writers Retreat, running concurrently at Costa Navarino, thereby expanding their networks and the cross-pollination between the literary and TV industries.
Applications close February 28, 2023. Finalists will be interviewed at the beginning of April 2023.
The Episodic Program aims to support writers who excel in their writing but have little or no experience in television. The main criteria are quality of writing - regardless of experience or career level - and an interest to pursue future opportunities in television, as a hired writer or with their own series ideas. The program is open to applicants with at least one professional writing credit on a broadcast television series, online drama series, short film or feature film and to applicants that have published at least one book of fiction or written a play that has been professionally produced. This program is artist-based, not project based.