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Breaking into Writing by Building Community and Making Connections

One of the best things about being an animation writer? You get to be creative on the page, and with how you break into the industry. If you’ve got the dream of one day working in a writers’ room, ideas you’re excited to pitch, and the OOMPH to get out there and try…but aren’t sure how to get to where you need to go or are wondering what the path even looks like, then this circle is for you. Centered around community, network, and relationship-building, this circle focuses on the importance of fostering genuine connections to help you break in. Together, we will discuss goals, where to find opportunities to build community, and believing in yourself as you find others to believe in you.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (last year of study)
0-1 Year
1-3 Years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Sundays

Meeting Times:   11:00am PST

Circle Leader

Oscar Lemus

Oscar proudly emerges from a dysfunctional (but loving) Latinx family in South Florida; a first-generation kid with divorced immigrant parents and siblings galore. Oscar is a NALIP 2020 ECCS Recipient, Writers’ Assistant on an unannounced Latinx comedy from Broadway Video, Script Coordinator on HBOMax’s Gordita Chronicles, and a trained improvisor/sketch writer. With a love for writing through a heartfelt comedic lens, Oscar’s work focuses on character relationships and meaningful stories that break stereotypes.

Title/Expertise:  Writers’ Assistant/Script Coordinator

Company:  Broadway Video/HBOMax

Location:  Burbank, CA

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