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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

The CFC’s Prime Time Television Program is recognized within the industry as an essential source for trained writers and newly developed projects for the television marketplace.

Through industry driven training our residents learn to write for episodic television in a collaborative story room environment, acquire real on the job skills, meet industry contacts and develop and pitch their own original series.

Application deadline: Thursday, May 14th, 2009. For complete information on eligibility, the application package and program details, please visit: or e-mail:
If you're Canadian, the CFC is the place to go to start your TV or feature career. The program is short and extremely effective, and you get to meet lots of industry players. And then you go to Banff for free. A ridiculously high percentage of successful Canadian writers, execs, producers, etc., went to the CFC. There's actually a Facebook group for people in the Canadian industry who didn't go to the CFC.

Start working on your application, Tommy!

Q. What are the demographics of the people in the program?
I asked, and was told:
Prime Time residents range from their mid-twenties to their 50s or 60s. This past year half of our residents were between 35 and 40, while the other half were between 24 and 30. However, in previous years we have had residents from every age range.

As for experience, we have had people come in who have taken just a few writing courses, and we’ve also had people come in who have been in story rooms for established shows, but felt they needed the extra something that the course provides.

What we truly look for is talent and dedication.

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You've mentioned before that going to the CFC is a really good way to start a career, and avoid a lot of mistakes that one would make in the first five years.

What's the average demographic of a CFC student? What is their age, experience with writing, etc?

By Blogger theextramedium, at 11:15 PM  

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By Blogger Elize Morgan, at 11:03 AM  

theextramedium - I just graduated from the program, and I *highly* recommend it. It's a great way to learn practically (in a story room environment) and on your own work (with a lot of excellent feedback).

By Blogger Elize Morgan, at 12:56 PM  

Thanks, Alex! I actually started the first draft of a new pilot this morning.

But now, the question is, to write a new spec or go with one of my old reliables? Decisions...

By Blogger tommy, at 3:30 PM  

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