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Marvel Looks for Writers

Marvel Ent. is looking to assemble a group of writers to pen scripts for various upcoming film projects, according to VARIETY.

The program will be similar in nature to one Disney has had since 1990, in which a dozen writers are hired to work with creative execs to develop films for the studio and TV shows for the Disney Channel, ABC and ABC Family.

Up to five writers a year will work on specific projects and can include current staff working on Marvel's comicbooks. Agencies are currently pitching writers to Marvel.

The comicbook giant will provide the pitches it wants the writers to take on, including plot points for films in development or characters for future projects.

Writers will receive a salary for the year, and Marvel will own whatever the writers work on for that period. Marvel will have the option to renew contracts after a year. The project is expected to begin working this year.

Marvel execs will choose the writers, with the final decision to be made by Marvel Studios' President of Production Kevin Feige. Writers already tackling IRON MAN 2, THOR, THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA and THE AVENGERS will not be included in the group.