Fox Audience Strategy has announced that writer Ester Lou Weithers is this year’s Fox Writers Intensive (FWI) Fellow. Ester, who was selected from a group of 12 finalists announced earlier this year, has received a script development deal with FOX Broadcasting Company and 20th Century Fox Television. Since 2011, the FWI has nurtured experienced writers with diverse voices, backgrounds and life experiences and created a pipeline of well-rounded talent for potential staffing on FOX television shows, films and other Fox Entertainment projects.
The FWI finalists spent four months in a rigorous curriculum, administered by FWI partner Film Independent, that focused on honing writing skills for various mediums and establishing creative connections across Fox’s television, film and other entertainment businesses. This year’s program featured collaborative sessions with producer Glen Mazzara; senior executives from FOX, 20th Century Fox Television and FX Networks; as well as managers and agents.
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