Fox Writers Intensive Announces Cindy Fang as 2015 Fellow

Fox Writers Intensive Announces Cindy Fang as 2015 Fellow

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 7:00am

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The Fox Writers Intensive, a competitive career-development program for writers from diverse backgrounds, has named Cindy Fang as its 2015 Fellow. Fang is currently in discussions for a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television.

"Authenticity is essential to successful storytelling. That process starts with hiring writers with diverse and authentic points of view, and that's exactly who we want to engage through the Fox Writers Intensive," said Nicole A. Bernard, Executive Vice President of Audience Strategy for 21st Century Fox.

Fang was selected from a group of 10 finalists, who spent the past four months on the Fox Studios Lot in Los Angeles honing their craft, attending workshops, and meeting with senior executives from across the Fox film and television businesses, including 20th Century Fox Film, FOX Broadcasting Company, and FX Networks. The finalists also worked with top writers and producers, including Virgil Williams of Criminal Minds and Ilene Chaiken of Empire.

"The FWI program has been invaluable to me as the showrunner of Empire," Chaiken said. "Fox cultivates these individuals into excellent storytellers, and I can't speak highly enough about the benefits."

All of the finalists are being promoted across the Fox creative community and submitted for potential staffing on current and future Fox entertainment productions. To date, six of the FWI finalists have been staffed on series for 2015-16, including Empire, The Frankenstein Code, Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life, Lucifer, and Rosewood.

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