The Writers Guild of Canada and CTV have joined forces to bring more diverse writers into the talent pool. The CTV Diverse Screenwriters Program will target emerging and mid-career writers with one writer landing a paid internship in a CTV TV series.
The program will offer up to eight writers a one-week intensive workshop in Toronto in Spring 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 by jury for a paid internship in a writers’ room on a CTV conventional television or specialty service show.
For more info, visit www.wgc.ca.