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Writing for TV Animation

This mentor circle will focus on developing individual writing samples and learning how to give constructive feedback and encouragement. Mentees will each have the opportunity to develop their individual ideas into a completed script they can submit for competitions, staffing opportunities, etc.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
1-3 Years
0-1 Year

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  Saturdays

Meeting Times:  Mornings TBD (PST)

Circle Leader

Emily Beaver

Emily is a published writer and lover of all things story. With a background as a competition script reader in tandem with her work at DreamWorks TV Animation, Emily is passionate about the process of what makes a script work. Emily is also a mentor with Rise Up Animation and Walk With Sally, and strongly believes in providing opportunities, growth, and guidance for underrepresented voices. She graduated from Chapman University with degrees in Creative Writing and Psychology. When she’s not working on cartoons, Emily loves cooking, singing, and throwing elaborate murder mystery parties.


Title/Expertise:  Creative Talent Management Coordinator


Company:  DreamWorks Animation


Location:  Burbank, CA


LinkedIn / Website:
linkedin.com/in/emily-beaver