Los Angeles, CA — Interested in television writing? The CBS Diversity Institute has announced open applications for The Writers Mentoring Program (TWMP), which has launched 17 careers in episodic television over five years.

Each participant is matched to two mentors, one who is a senior writer/producer on a CBS or CW primetime series and the other who is CBS, CW or Paramount TV creative executive.

The deadline for applying for the program is May 1. Information is available at www.cbsdiversity.com. TWMP starts in September and runs through May 2010.