Writer's On The Verge
Natasha TASH Gray
Producer's Guild of America
Writer's Guild of America,
In 2009, I was consulting for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and grant writing. My other passion was pursuing my aspirations to tell great stories that reflected diversity. After a short film that I wrote and directed screened in film festivals and was a finalist in BET Best Short's competition, I had the opportunity to shadow renowned actress and television director, Debbie Allen. After spending time on the sets of Girlfriends and Everybody Hates Chris, I knew I had to be a part of the phenomenal world of television.
Once I was confident in my scripts, I utilized my acumens as a grant writer and consultant to focus on the submission of an excellent application package as a whole to competitions and writing programs. I won three competitions, including, OBS Screenwriting and Kodak Filmmaker’s Grant. The following year, I was in the top 1% in the Warner Brother's Writing Program and was admitted to the NBC's Writer's On the Verge. After successfully completing WOTV program, and as a direct result of all I learned and the exposure they gave me as an up and coming TV writer, I received a freelance episode for BET and sold a pitch. The following year, I decided to further my career by applying to another writing program and was awarded a spot in the Disney/ABC Writing program. I was staffed on Disney's Emmy-nominated show, Dog With A Blog. Following that amazing experience, I sold a TV movie and directed it for distribution on Netflix, Itunes, and Urban Movie Channel. Currently, I am expanding my TV writing career in drama.
A few weeks ago, while helping a friend prepare for being interviewed for Disney/ABC writing program, it was brought to my attention that my tips on re-writing the application biography and creating an entertainment specific resume were valuable. That is when it was evident that I had given the same advice to others, several of who became program finalists for the first time after applying to the writing programs several times before.
My skills as a former writing program participant, consultant, grant writer, and film and TV instructing has given me an edge when applying to writing programs. The useful skills I acquired while securing over $15 million dollars of grant awards, teaching clients to recreate my successes and acceptance into programs is what I bring to assisting others. I have already unknowingly helped several hopefuls. Now, I would love to help you. Together, we will increase your chances of furthering your TV writing aspirations.
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