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Rideback, Dan Lin’s production company, and MRC have announced the inaugural class of writers and mentors for their TV incubator.
The new TV writers residency program, which was launched in February, offers a paid, eight-month residency program to a group of writers who have each previously been staffed on series and want to create their own drama series for cable and streaming. The writers are paired with experienced showrunners and/or executive producers who act as mentors.
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The goal of the new venture is to creatively and financially support TV writers from a wide variety of backgrounds and life experiences, and for each participant to generate a market-ready, straight-to-series project.
The first class writers of will be comprised of Iden Baghdadchi (“Marvel’s Agents of Shield”), Brian Buccellato (DC Comics’ “The Flash”, “Batman”), Jalysa Conway & Rebecca Murga (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Letter”), Desta Tedros Reff (“Sorry For Your Loss”), Jovan Robinson (“The Code”), Susan Cohen & Sydnie Suskind (“How to Beat Your Sister-in-Law (at everything)”), Robert Taylor (“Spirit Riding Free”), and Tracy A. Whitaker (“Blindspot”).
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“We’re thrilled to have found such a dynamic group of ambitious creative voices and to have the commitment of so many accomplished writer-producers who will be their mentoring partners,” said Elsie Choi, former head of development for Mad Rabbit and executive director of the Rideback TV Incubator. “Along with MRC, we’re eager to help our creators bring their ideas to life in new series that reflect their backgrounds and contribute to the cultural zeitgeist.”
They will be mentored by the following...
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