The Made in NY Writers Room is a fellowship program that supports professional writers of diverse backgrounds in New York City. The program is a collaboration between the Writers Guild of America, East, the Mayors Office of Media and Entertainment and NYC Small Business Services. MINY Writers Room provides emerging writers whose work offers new and diverse points of view with a six-month paid fellowship and mentorship with leading television showrunners.
The inaugural MINY Writers Room fellowship took place in 2017, with great success.
Please check back on this page periodically for updates about the 2017 fellows, upcoming programs, and other news.
The Fellowship administrators reserve the right to amend the Fellowship terms at any time, without advance notice, and to deviate from any information provided herein when such deviation is deemed to be in the best interests of the Fellowship.
The Inaugural Fellowship: 2017
In the Fall of 2016, the WGAE partnered with the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) and the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) to launch the Made in New York Writers Room. The MINY Writers Room is a six-month fellowship program which provides intensive support to writers of diverse backgrounds in New York City through trainings, programs, and dedicated mentorship from established New York City-based showrunners.
During the pilot year of the program, the Guild accepted twelve writers—applying either as an individual or a writing team of two—through a competitive application process. The fellows were mentored by leading television showrunners including Sarah Treem (The Affair), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Julie Martin (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), and Richard LaGravenese (The Divide).