Some folks are good with one job, our guy, Courtney Lilly got two jobs. We are proud to announce that he was recently named the Executive Producer of black-ish and mixed-ish. According to Deadline, Lilly got his start in the entertainment business after he won the Nickelodeon Writing Fellowship. (WOW!) He’s written for The Cleveland Show, Arrested Development, My Boys and Undateable. In addition, for his work on black-ish, Lilly has received three Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy Nominations and four Best Comedy Series NAACP Image Awards. Courtney Lilly, we salute you.
About the current Nickelodeon Writers’ Program
The Nickelodeon Writer’s Program was established in 1990. According to Nickelodeon’s website: “Our global Writing Program is one of the best in the biz. Consider the facts: alum have gone on to create their own Nickelodeon shows and write for all sorts of TV series and films. While in the Program, writers meet our series creators, work in writers’ rooms, and receive hands-on experience writing spec scripts and pitching story ideas in both live-action and animated television. Basically, they write a lot and do cool things, all while being provided a salary!
There are two creative avenues to pursue: the General Track (up to 1 year) and the Preschool Track (6-months). The Preschool Track was created to develop writers specifically interested in writing and/or creating shows for the preschool demographic. You bring the smart, funny, engaging stories and characters, and we’ll help you bring the preschool.”
The Nickelodeon call for submissions is typically in July, with the finalists notified by November 15 of the same year. Mark your calendars. We wanna see who is selected next year.
If you were a Nickelodeon fellow, we’d like to hear from you. We’d like to share your story with the Black TV Film Crew family. Remember, each one teach one.