Program & Application Package

2014 - 2015

The Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program 2014-15 is now closed for applications. If you would like more information, please contact or 416-979-7907 x5280.

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.





Western Canada

February 2015

March – May 2015

Eastern Canada

April 2015

May - July 2015


Our Participants

Read about our Current Participants and Alumni.


Summer 2015
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
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JULY 15, 2015
  • Deadline Bell Fund, various programs

JULY 15, 2015

Deadline Bell Fund, various programs

Deadline — Bell Fund, various programs

JULY 27, 2015
  • Montreal World Film Festival

JULY 27, 2015

Montreal World Film Festival

27-Sept.7 — Montreal World Film Festival

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