NAMIC announces Fall 2008 Writers’ Workshop call for entries

he National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) is now accepting entries from writers of color aspiring to participate in the NAMIC Fall 2008 Writers’ Workshop. Held in conjunction with the 22nd Annual NAMIC Conference, the two-day workshop will take place September 15-16, 2008 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in Manhattan.

A total of 15 writers of color will be selected to take part in the intensive educational forum, which will mark the return of workshop facilitator, Carole Kirschner. A veteran television executive and the architect of the CBS Diversity Institute Writers Mentoring Program, Kirschner led the previous installment of the workshop, which was held Spring of 2008 in Los Angeles. Designed to give participants the opportunity to hone their craft and learn the essentials of creating, packaging and selling a script, the NAMIC Fall 2008 Writers’ Workshop application deadline is August 8, 2008.

“As an educational program, the NAMIC Writers’ Workshop series has emerged as a leading forum for talent of color to advance their skills and knowledge of the business,” said Kathy Johnson, president, NAMIC. “It is fitting that we present the third installment of the workshop in conjunction with this year’s Annual Conference, which focuses on innovation, which is fueled by diversity and inclusion.”

NAMIC’s Writers’ Workshop series was established in support of the trade association’s efforts to provide programs that foster increased multi-ethnic diversity and inclusion within the content development areas of the television, film and multi-media arenas. A judging panel of communications industry executives selected by NAMIC will choose a maximum of 15 participants who will each receive complimentary admission into the program.

The NAMIC Fall 2008 Writers’ Workshop is made possible through the support of the Walter Kaitz Foundation. A detailed workshop description, application forms and eligibility requirements are available via the NAMIC website at www.namic.com.