What Writers Should Know About TV Writing Programs – Niceole R. Levy

Film Courage: Niceole, why did you apply for TV writing programs? 

Niceole R. Levy, Screenwriter/Author: I had been trying on my own for many, many years to break into the business and I had been lucky enough to have some writers who were already in the field read me and encourage me but nobody was really able to help me get representation or do any of that stuff you have to do to finally break through. The writing programs were sort of the best option for somebody trying to get their foot in the door and I applied to all of them. I had varying success at all of them. I had no luck at…(Watch the video interview on Youtube here).

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After growing up near China Lake Naval Weapons Center in the middle of the Mojave Desert, Niceole escaped to the bright lights of Los Angeles. While studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, she realized her true love was writing stories, not playing them out. She worked as a police dispatcher to pay her way through USC undergrad and then completed the Master of Professional Writing program, also at USC. An alum of the CBS Writers Mentoring Program, NBC’s Writers on the Verge, and the WGAW Showrunner Training Program, Niceole has written on “Ironside,” “Allegiance,” “The Mysteries of Laura,” “Shades of Blue,” “Cloak & Dagger,” “Fate: the Winx Saga,” “S.W.A.T,” and “Graymail.” She also co-wrote a feature, “The Banker,” with former “Allegiance” showrunner and director George Nolfi, available on AppleTV+, and is now writing “Spark,” a film inspired by the life of Claudette Colvin. Niceole is currently a co-executive producer on an upcoming Netflix series and has several TV and feature projects in development. Her first book, “The Writers’ Room Survival Guide,” will be released in October of this year. 







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