Canadian writers of any underrepresented group may apply, but must self-identify. You need not be a member of the WGC. Up to 8 participants from across Canada will be selected to partake in a one-week intensive workshop in March 2011. As this is the first year of the program, it will only take place in Toronto but there is the possibility that it can expand to other cities in the future. After the workshop, writers will spend 8-12 weeks developing their project idea with a mentor. At the end of this period, one writer will be selected to receive a paid internship on an existing CTV series.
Deadline for applications is December 1, 2010
The Writers Guild of Canada Presents
The Writers Guild of Canada and CTV have come together to bring more
diverse writers into the talent pool of Canadian screenwriting. The CTV
Diverse Screenwriters Program reaches out to offer emerging and
mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds the chance to hone the
skills they need to become successful professional screenwriters. And
one writer will come out of the program with a paid internship in a CTV
conventional television or specialty service series.
The CTV Diverse Screenwriters Program
The program will offer up to eight writers a one-week intensive workshop in Toronto in March 2011. Featuring lectures, guest speakers, screenings, and more, the workshop will launch the writers’ development of their original script. After the workshop, each writer will partner with an experienced screenwriter mentor to hone their script and pitch, finishing the program with a polished calling card to the industry. In addition, one writer will be selected for a paid internship in a writers’ room on a CTV conventional television or specialty service show.
To learn more about the program and its goals, and to access the application package, please click here.
Deadline for application is December 1, 2010.
The attached Application Package for the CTV Diverse Screenwriters Program consists of:
- Overview and Goals
- Eligibility Criteria
- Submission Requirements
- Application Form
- Submission Release
- Declaration of Ownership
- Frequently Asked Questions