Three comedy writers and five drama writers have been named by the NBCUniversal Talent Infusion Programs as 2016-17 Writers on the Verge.
The program announced today that this year’s selections are comedy writers Mnelik Belilgne, Melanie Boysaw and Jeremy Hsu, along with drama writers Lorelei Ignas, Allyssa Lee, Rayna McClendon, Mellori Velasquez and Jeane Wong.
“Now in its 11th year, Writers on the Verge is an annual program for talented, aspiring writers of diverse backgrounds who are ‘on the verge’ of breaking out, but need a final polish of their writing and pitch presentation skills to equip them for a career in television,” the company notes in its announcement. “During the 12-week intensive program, they receive coaching and mentoring from industry professionals with the ultimate goal of preparing them to be staff writers on television series.”
Please click here for details about each of the writers along with more information on the “Writers on the Verge” initiative.