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Program Description

The PEAK Writers Fellowship (PWF) discovers and nurtures new and emerging Pasifika writers launching their careers in television. Founded by PEAK Co-Founder, Director, Screenwriter and Showrunner, Dana Ledoux Miller, this is the only writing program in Hollywood created by a Pasifika creative.

During the PWF, each Fellow will be paired with a high-level industry mentor to help them revise their original script into professional level writing samples to prepare them to land their first staff writing positions. Fellows will also participate in panels and discussions with top television and film industry professionals in order to arm them with the practical and business knowledge needed to succeed as a writer in the entertainment industry.

By the end of the PWF, Fellows must submit a completed script (after revisions done with mentors). Upon submitting, Fellows will receive a certificate of completion.


Frequently Asked Questions
  • Do I have to be of Pacific Islander heritage to apply?

    No. The PEAK Writers Fellowship is open to writers over 18 years old of any race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.
  • Does my script have to have Pacific Islander characters or themes?

    No, scripts do not explicitly have to feature Pacific Islander characters or themes. We recommend submitting your strongest work regardless of theme.
  • What kind of scripts do you accept?

    Applicants must submit an original episodic pilot script. Episodic scripts should be in either half-hour or one-hour formats. Anthology and limited-series scripts are accepted. Animation scripts are also accepted as long as they are in the half-hour or one-hour format (e.g., in the vein of BOJACK HORSEMAN, SOLAR OPPOSITES). At this time, we do not accept feature scripts or scripts for short-form digital series/animation formats.
  • May I submit a spec script for a pre-existing show?

    No, all scripts must be for an original episodic pilot or an original feature. We do not accept spec scripts of existing shows.
  • Is there a cost to apply?

  • Am I allowed to submit more than one script?

  • Will I receive feedback on my script if I am not selected?

    Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to provide feedback on individual scripts or applications.
  • I am not a citizen of the United States of America. May I still apply?

    Yes, however, all writers must be eligible for employment in the United States. PEAK is unable to provide any type of Visa or work permit sponsorship or assistance – no exceptions.
  • What is the timeline of the Fellowship?

    Finalists will be notified by July 2024. Sessions are expected to begin in August 2024 and run through September/Early October 2024. All dates are subject to change.
  • When does the Fellowship meet?

    Fellowship sessions are typically held once a week, on weekday evenings for 3 hours each session. All sessions are held in Pacific Time. Schedule is subject to change.
  • Who will own the rights to my script after the Fellowship?

    Writers retain all rights to their scripts. PEAK makes no ownership claim to any submitted script (whether or not the applicant is selected for the Fellowship).