Then it might help to go to college and learn a little bit about the business first (plus, learn how to write - that's the most important thing).

But I don't have money for college, you say...well, how about this:

The $40,000 John Cannon Scholarship deadline is Nov. 5, 2007

The Foundation of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences will award a $40,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school student who plans to pursue a career in television.

The John Cannon Memorial Scholarship is open to any high school senior planning to pursue a career in TV or related fields at a four-year college or university. Applications must be postmarked on or before Monday, November 5, 2007.

Applications can be found at

If you have any questions concerning the scholarship, please contact the National TV Academy Office in New York at (212) 586-8424 or email