Former student Joe Patrick Winters (they/them) was recently announced as 1 of 5 cohorts who were accepted into Universal’s inaugural Animation Writers Program. Of the experience they say, “I am thrilled to be writing in the animation space that I have admired for so long, and to be able to create the kind of content I needed growing up as a queer individual.”
Of their time in the Writers’ Program Joe says, “As someone who came from a theatre background, I had knowledge of storytelling and character development. However, the Writers’ Program provided me with a strong foundation in writing scripts for television. Both Eric Abrams’ spec writing class and Barry Vigon’s Advanced Pilot Writing class were immensely helpful in not only fine-tuning my writing, but also figuring out my authentic voice.”
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