Writer-director Yule Caise has been selected as this year’s Fox Writers Intensive Fellow. Chosen from the sophomore class of 10 FWI finalists, Caise has inked a development deal with FX Networks, in conjunction with Fox Broadcasting Co and 20th Century Fox Television, and will pitch a new original script to FX. In addition, Fox will award Caise’s referring organization, the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, a $15,000 FWI grant to be earmarked for its writing program. In addition to Caise, the sophomore FWI class included finalists Angela Allen, Sal Calleros, Carol Doyle, Sara Endsley, Warren Hsu Leonard, Nick Ozeki, Chitra Sampath, Theo Travers and Marisa Wegrzyn. Following their completion of the FWI, all of the finalists are being submitted for potential staffing on Fox entertainment productions. To date, six of the 10 FWI finalists have been staffed on series for the 2013-14 season, including Fox’s Sleepy Hollow and Raising Hope, Showtime’s House Of Lies and ABC’s Killer Women and Influence.
Launched in 2011, the Fox Writers Intensive is an advanced program for experienced writers with diverse voices. This year, the FWI was expanded to provide opportunities across more Fox companies, including HarperCollins and 20th Century Fox Film. The FWI finalists spent four months (February through May) participating in a rigorous curriculum that featured collaborative sessions with writers and producers including Hart Hanson (Bones), Shintaro Shimosawa (The Following), Andre and Maria Jacquemetton (Mad Men) and Zal Batmanglij (Sound Of My Voice). Reggie Rock Bythewood (New York Undercover), Marion Rosenberg (Revolutionary Road), Dave Finkel and Brett Baer (New Girl) and Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead).