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Pacific Screen Writing Program Announcement

Mar 6, 2019 | News, Uncategorized

Pacific Screenwriting Program announces a Toronto Screenwriting Conference Fellowship for Five BC Writers


VANCOUVER, March 6, 2019 The Pacific Screenwriting Program (PSP) launches a fellowship with the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, giving five BC writers the opportunity to forge new relationships and showcase their talent on a national scale.

 “The mission of the PSP is to provide professional development to BC screenwriters across the full range of seniority and experience.”, said PSP Board Chair, Brian Hamilton. “We are excited to partner with the Toronto Screenwriting Conference on this opportunity, which is ideally suited to mid-level BC writers looking to network with and learn from top screenwriters from across North America who come together to focus on their craft.”

The May 4-5 event is a celebration of form and inspiration. “Unlike other screenwriting events, the attendees at this conference are working professionals looking to elevate their storytelling craft,” says Raila Gutman, PSP Program Director, “the PSP strongly believes in the value this will bring to our five writers.”

Professional screenwriters are invited to apply for one of five fellowships. Applicants must be able to show proof of BC residency. Successful applicants will receive full conference registration to the 2019 Toronto Screenwriting Conference, including flights, and three nights’ accommodation.

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For interview requests please contact:

Raila Gutman | | 778-998-8116

The Pacific Screenwriting Program was established in 2018 with the goal of building a vibrant screenwriter community in British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, the not-for-profit organization provides training and support to BC-based TV film and television writers at all levels, with the aim of generating a deep and sustainable pool of local talent for BC-based series and films. For more information, please visit the Pacific Screenwriting Program website, or here on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


Founded as an event for working screenwriters in Toronto – The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC), now celebrating its 10th Anniversary, has hosted some of the top talent in North America. The two-day weekend is dedicated to examining what makes a great story. Unlike any other screenwriting event, our attendees are working professionals looking to elevate their storytelling prowess, build meaningful connections, do business, or perhaps even breakthrough the dreaded writers’ block. Previous conference speakers have included David Shore (The Good Doctor), Chip Johannessen (Homeland), Marti Noxon (Sharp Objects), Adam Reed (Archer), Moira Walley Beckett (Breaking Bad), Stephen Falk (You’re the Worst), Charles Randolph (The Big Short), David S. Goyer (Batman V. Superman), Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane), Dan & Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), David Webb Peoples (Blade Runner), Stacy Rukeyser (UnReal), Glen Mazzara (The Walking Dead), Beau Willimon (House of Cards), Graham Yost (Justified), Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon), and Chuck Tatham (Arrested Development). The 10th season of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference takes place at the Daniels Spectrum on May 4 and May 5