This is pretty cool if you're just starting out in Canadian TV:
The Writers Apprentice offers an emerging Canadian writer with the unprecedented opportunity to gain significant experience by completing a four-week internship in the story department of a prime-time series.
The winner will be selected by a Jury consisting of three jurors (one representative from Global Television, one representative from the Banff Television Festival Foundation and one representative from the broadcasting/production community).
The winner of the Global Television Writers Apprentice will be contacted by May 26, 2006. Winning the award is not contingent upon the winner being in attendance at BANFF 2006. The winner will receive complementary registration to the Festival. Applications are due by May 24, 2006.
There are similar fellowships at ABC and the other networks; look for the word "fellowship" or "internship" at their websites.
I'm assuming the show doesn't have to be Canadian...
Well, it's probably on Global, and Global is a Canadian TV net, so if you're looking for US internships, I'd stick with the US nets.
Wasn't my question...all the form says is that we need to submit a one page spec from our favourite show. It doesn't specify if the show must be Canadian, American, British, etc...
I wonder if that was an oversight.
Well, it says "favorite" TV show, so I'm going to guess that American shows are OK.
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