The WGC is pleased to present Little Dog showrunner Sherry White (also screenwriter of the acclaimed feature film, Maudie,) at Writers Talking TV on Nov. 29, interviewed by fellow writer Lienne Sawatsky.
Writers Talking TV is the WGC's writer-to-writer live interview series, and it's a great opportunity for screenwriters and anyone interested in learning more about screenwriting and showrunning to learn from the best. WTTV is free and open to the public — but please RSVP to secure a seat.
When: Thursday Nov. 29, 7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30)
Where: TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. West.
What: Conversation; episode screening; audience Q&A
Show Description from CBC
Little Dog is story of super welterweight boxer Tommy "Little Dog" Ross (Joel Thomas Hynes), and his haphazard quest for redemption. One fateful night five years ago, Tommy betrayed the boxer's code of conduct during a championship bout against Rico "Havoc" St. George – he dropped his gloves in the middle of a round and quit the fight, dumping a promising career down the drain. Tommy has had to live with the fallout of this decision ever since.
Now Tommy has the chance for a rematch and his family isn’t sure what to think. Sure, they all loved lapping up the glory of Tommy’s spotlight – but living in the shadow of his humiliating defeat was more than they could bear. If he fights again, will it bring shame or glory? Tommy’s mother Sylvia, a failed lounge singer, will prove yet again to be Tommy’s true nemesis in his not-quite heroic return to the ruthless world of boxing. Tommy is a broken, would-be champion, trying to survive within an outrageously dysfunctional family. If the training doesn’t break him, his scheming relatives certainly will do their damnedest to finish the job.
The darkly hilarious creation of actor/novelist Joel Thomas Hynes, led by showrunner/producer Sherry White, Little Dog depicts an unlikely hero – and a truly unique world – with a comic edge that's far more evocative of the Coen Brothers than anything you'll see in a Newfoundland Tourism ad.