Program & Application Package
2013/2014 Call for Applications
|Session||Opening Date for Applications||Deadline for Applications|
|Western Canada||June 17, 2013||
Tues., August 6, 2013
|Eastern Canada||September 3, 2013||
Mon., December 9, 2013
9 a.m. EST
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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.