Monday, September 30, 2013

Call for submissions: Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program

The Writers Guild of Canada has put out a call for submissions for its Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program for Eastern Canada. This program is an excellent opportunity for emerging and mid-level writers to develop their skills and make important connections in the industry. Writers for film and television who are based in Ontario or further east have until December 9 to apply to the program.

The deadline for Western Canada (residents in or west of Manitoba) has also been extended until October 28. The Western program is run out of Vancouver, while the Eastern program takes place in Toronto. Application and participation in the program is free.

Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program
Program & Application Package
2013/2014 Call for Applications

Deadline for Applications
Western Canada
 Monday, October 28, 2013 
 9 a.m. EST
Eastern Canada
 Monday, December 9, 2013
 9 a.m. EST

Guidelines are available here: Program and Application Package
Please feel free to contact if you have any questions.

The Program

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) and Bell Media are proud to present their Program to connect writers of diverse backgrounds to Canadian television series, and industry professionals with rising talent.

Each year, the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program offers 16 emerging and mid-career writers the opportunity to sharpen their skills, and gain key insider contacts and knowledge in the Canadian television industry. It also awards two participants with a paid internship in the writers room of a Bell Media television series.

The Program is offered separately for Western Canada (west of Ontario) and Eastern Canada (east of Manitoba). There’s a one-week hands-on bootcamp for each session featuring some of Canada's leading showrunners, screenwriters, broadcast executives, producers and literary agents. This is followed by a 12-week mentorship where each writer is teamed with an experienced WGC story editor to hone their script and pitch materials.

In the end, all complete the Program with a polished calling card to the industry, an enhanced professional network and everything they need to know to break into TV writing.

The Program is offered free-of-charge to participants and is made possible though the CTV-CHUM tangible benefits.

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