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Monday, October 01, 2007

The Quebec Writer's Federation has a mentorship program for fiction writers, poets, and aspiring screenwriters:
For the sixth year in a row, QWF is proud to offer the only English-language writing mentorship program in the province of Quebec. This four-month program pairs experienced, professional writers with emerging writers who are deemed ready by an independent jury to benefit concretely from one-on-one, intensive mentoring.
There's an application form (PDF) for both mentors and mentees. (There's a different one for mentats or Mentos, but what the deadline for those is.)

I'll be on the jury for screenwriters.

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Must one be Canadian or living in Canada to apply?

By Blogger Andy M., at 2:17 PM  

Yah. All the Canuck goodies are Canuck only because they're taxpayer funded. This one is Quebecer only, too.

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 2:35 PM  


I'm submitting a television spec pilot to QWF. What would you suggest for the 10 page submission: a beat sheet, outline, or the first 10 pages of the script?

p.s. If you're browsing the Indigo downtown you'll notice one less Crafty TV Writing... thanks for writing the book.

By Blogger Matt Racicot, at 5:37 PM  

I think script pages say more about your writing ability than an outline. And they're more fun to read, too.

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 6:29 PM  

I think script pages say more about your writing ability than an outline. And they're more fun to read, too.

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 6:29 PM  

Hi Alex,

Will you be one of the mentors or just part of the judging process?

By Blogger Scriptchick, at 8:35 AM  

I'm just jurying. The mentors will be giving a pretty heavy time commitment, and I can't do that right now.

By Blogger Alex Epstein, at 9:40 AM  


I was hoping to 'skirt' around the credit requirements (I have none) for the Telefilm Thriller initiative. Having failed that, my question is: Based on what you might know of the Mentors involved with the QFW Mentorship program; Do you think I would best benefit from submitting a Feature Thriller or TV Comedy Pilot?

I believe I have an equal passion for both... I'm strong with Feature scripts and only learning how to best write television- thanks to your book- and therefore would gain much more from a TV mentor, if one were available.

thanks, matt.

By Blogger Matt Racicot, at 10:02 AM  

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