Program & Application Package

2014 - 2015 Call for Applications

The Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program 2014-15 is now open for applications.  Please visit (2014-2015 Application) for more information and application materials.

If you have any questions, please contact diversity@wgc.ca or 416-979-7907 x5280.

           Session        Application Deadlines    
    Western Canada               6 October 2014 
     Easter Canada          8 December 2014 

 

The Program

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) and Bell Media are proud to present a program connecting writers of diverse backgrounds with members of the Canadian television industry, 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 through the CTV-CHUM tangible benefits.

 

Session       

 Bootcamp

 Mentorship

Western Canada

February 2015

March – May 2015

Eastern Canada

April 2015

May - July 2015

 

Our Participants
 

Read about our Current Participants and Alumni.


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SEPTEMBER 17, 2014
  • WGC Presents: Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions

SEPTEMBER 17, 2014

WGC Presents: Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions

Ottawa International Animation Festival: the WGC presents "Keepin' It Canadian: Preserving Your Vision in Co-Productions" Wednesday, September 17, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm – Château Laurier - The ToonBox (Adam Room) Moderated by Ben Joseph.
 

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