I'm facilitating a two day TV workshop in Prince Edward Island this June:
As a first initiative in PEI, the Island Media Arts Coop in partnership with Telefilm Canada, Technology PEI, and CBC is hosting a competition for emerging screenwriters from the Atlantic Region, the PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp 2007.
In keeping with the popularity of reality TV shows, Bootcamp hopefuls will be voted in by a jury of industry professionals, based on the quality of writing and appeal of an original idea. Up to twelve submissions will be selected to be developed during a five-day retreat style workshop in Mount Stewart, PEI this coming June. There will also be pitching sessions and networking opportunities with producers, providing an exceptional forum for pitching ideas for both writers and producers.
Tom Shoebridge, founder of the Canadian Screen Training Centre in Ottawa will be mentoring the group along with Alex Epstein, screenwriter and author of two books on writing for film and television. Mr. Epstein was also one of the co-writers on Canada’s recent box office smash, “Bon Cop Bad Cop.”
The Bootcamp is a pilot project for an annual event for emerging writers who will learn the basics of screenwriting and pitching to the industry. So, if you have a flare for writing and an original idea or two for a film or a television series, this is your chance to learning how to get your work produced. Visit www.theislandmedia.pe.ca to enter.