Celebrating its 15th year in amplifying emerging diverse writers, NBCUniversal’s annual Writers on the Verge program has selected comedy writers Kim Tran, Shawn Parikh, and Hakim “Kimo” Hill along with drama writers Cristina Boada, Julian Johnson, Hussain Pirani, Sujana Gowni, and Eric Anthony Glover for its 2020-21 class.
At the end of the program, the writers will be considered for available writing assignments across the NBCUniversal portfolio.
Read the bios of the 2020-21 Writers on the Verge class below.
Her short film Pussy Talk, about a rambunctious talking vagina, was selected to be pitched at SXSW’s Episodic Pitch-a-Thon.
In addition to joining Writers on the Verge, Hussain was a finalist for the 2020 CBS Writers Mentoring Program.