21st Century Fox Global Inclusion announced the eight participants in its seventh annual Fox Writers Lab.
This year’s Fox Writers Lab participants and their representatives are Anthony Florez, Felicia Hilario (Abrams Artists Agency), Milton Liu (Jeremy Tenser Limited), Jenny Deiker Restivo (Artillery Creative; The Gersh Agency), Aiah Samba (Stories International), Elizabeth Stamp, Jai Tiggett (Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers) and Tesia Walker.
At the conclusion of the program, which lasts four months, one finalist will be named the 2018 Fox Writers Lab Fellow. The Fox Writers Lab Fellow will be awarded either a purchase and development deal on his/her original script or a “first-look” deal from Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) or any of its affiliated entities, one-on-one creative meetings with network and other Fox entertainment business heads, as well as senior cross-divisional current and development executives and priority staffing efforts across Fox entertainment properties.
All lab participants will receive staffing meetings for current Fox entertainment series and a first-look agreement to option their original and new scripts.
Notable Fox Writers Lab alum include Lena Waithe (The Chi), Cindy Fang (Fresh Off the Boa) and Ester Lou Weithers (Empire).