Disney Channel Launches Eunetta T. Boone Comedy Writer’s Scholarship


Disney Channel has established The Eunetta T. Boone Comedy Writer’s Scholarship in memory of the trailblazing writer and producer.

The scholarship will provide funds for the hiring of emerging and diverse writers pursuing careers in comedy writing for television. It has been instituted as part of the Los Angeles-based Walt Disney Television Writing Program, in partnership with the Writers Guild of America West. Finalists will be selected from the applicants of the Walt Disney Television Writing Program.

Boone, who passed away in Los Angeles in March, was an executive producer and showrunner of Disney Channel’s comedy series Raven’s Home. Her other credits include being the creator and executive producer of the comedy series One on One and its spin-off Cuts. She was also the co-executive producer of My Wife & Kids and The Hughleys. Further, Boone served as a screenwriting instructor with an emphasis in comedy writing for The UCLA Extension Writers’ Program.

Nancy Kanter, executive VP of content and creative strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide, said: “Eunetta loved the craft of writing, she was proud of her art both as a reflection of our world and as a way to shape culture. She had a keen appreciation of true talent and mentored many young diverse voices throughout her career. As a showrunner, she was also an inspiring leader who steered sitcoms with tremendous wit and wisdom. We miss her and are proud to begin this scholarship that will carry on her legacy of encouraging future generations of writers.”