ABC Fellowship director Frank Gonzalez

If you live in Los Angeles or thereabouts, you’ll have a chance on May 23rd to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it in Hollywood. The ABC Disney Fellowship looks all over the country for unknown talented writers to become employed full-time staff writers at ABC Disney, says a spokesperson. Here are two free steps you can take to see if you can be one of the lucky ones:  Compete for the ScreenPlayLab ABC Disney Fellowship and attend a diversity outreach Q&A event that will give you a leg-up in applying for the Fellowship.

The prize is nothing to sneeze at: Winners of the ABC Disney Fellowship get $50k/year staff writer jobs at ABC Disney. The ScreenPlayLab event is a Q&A town hall session with Disney execs and writers to give you the best chance of winning the Fellowship and to find out about other opportunities at ABC Disney and in Hollywood.

If you’ve ever sent letters or made phone calls to a studio or network, you know how frustrating that can be. Chances are, no one responded. For the last four years, however, each May, the ScreenPlayLab’s outreach event allows anyone to ask  ABC Disney executives in person everything they’ve ever wanted to know about how to get ahead and how to get a break at ABC
Disney, regardless of ethnicity, gender or age. “The tips and insights often reach beyond ABC Disney,” said the spokesperson. “Anyone with questions how to get ahead in Hollywood should come to this event.”

Attendees will also see a sizzle reel with new shows that are under the radar, learn about ABC Disney’s outreach programs to empower unknown writers, actors, directors, and crew to break into the business and hear success stories from people who’ve done it. The event takes place on May 23 from 11 am to 1 pm at the 460-seat Majestic Crest Theatre at 1262 Westwood Blvd. in Los Angeles. Register online here.