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The WBD Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program

a professional development initiative focused on experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities


The WBD Access x Canadian Academy
} 5:00 pm

The Academy believes that “we are the stories we tell,” and as such, the media establishment has an obligation to ensure that every media professional has the opportunity to share their story and fully participate in the industry. We are committed to addressing systemic racism and fostering inclusion in our own practices, while advocating for and building equity within the larger Canadian media ecosystem. Learn more about the initiatives in Equity & Inclusion that the Academy is dedicated to here.


This program will support a maximum of 10 individuals seeking to advance their careers in episodic television through the development of a specific project, as well as mentorship and community-building opportunities, and access to invaluable industry knowledge from television executives and creators. This program is a multi-year initiative supported by Warner Bros. Discovery and administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada. This program is designed to support writers from underrepresented communities: Indigenous, Black, people of colour, people with disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+, and Francophone members of the aforementioned communities. Applications and scripts can be submitted and developed in English or French, but the program sessions and communication are solely in English. For more information, please review the program Rules & Regulations and FAQs. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email



Applications Close: March 22, 2024 @ 5:00 PM Local Time

Join the Info Session: February 5, 2024 @ 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM PT


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