Program & Application Package

2013/2014 Call for Applications 

Thank you for your interest in the Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program. Please note that Year 4 (2013/14) is now closed. Details for Year 5 (2014/15) will be announced in early April including the Fall 2014 deadline for the western Canada session and the Winter 2014 deadline for the eastern Canada session.

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 through the CTV-CHUM tangible benefits.

 

Session       

 Bootcamp

 Mentorship

Western Canada

February 24 - 28
2014

March – May
2014

Eastern Canada

April 28 - May 2
2014

May - July
2014

 

Our Participants
 

Read about our Current Participants and Alumni.


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APRIL 28, 2014
  • WGC Screenwriter Awards

APRIL 28, 2014

WGC Screenwriter Awards

WGC Screenwriters Awards, 8:30 p.m.

APRIL 30, 2014
  • Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival free submissions deadline

APRIL 30, 2014

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival free submissions deadline

Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival

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