Pop Culture: McAllen Native Chosen for Esteemed Disney/ABC Writer's Program


I'm beaming with pride right now after reading The Hollywood Reporter's article on my best friend Aaron Serna!! He is one of eight lucky and deserving writer's to be selected for the Disney/ABC TV Writing Program!  I bet this is just a little bit more exciting than me asking him to be in my wedding! ;) Make your dreams come true my friend!  Don't forget all us little people and the raspas in the RGV.

The writers are Erinne Dobson (Orleans, Mass.), Cindy Fang(Fremont, Calif.), Shannon Fopeano (Orleans, Mass.), Jason George (Memphis), Eric Haywood (Milwaukee), Ryan Maldonado (Miami), Raamla Mohamed (Los Angeles) andAaron Serna (McAllen, Texas).

“We’re looking for people who are first and foremost passionate about writing for television,” Disney/ABC Television Group’s vp talent development and diversity Tim McNeal tells The Hollywood Reporter. “And individuals who bring something new to the table, a unique perspective on storytelling.”

Chosen from more than 1,000 submissions, the writers will have the opportunity to work as staff on a Disney/ABC project, as well as take advantage of other resources provided to them through the program.

Congrats to my best friend and one of McAllen's own for his successes!  Can't wait to see the awesome shows you will write. :)