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Pacific Screenwriting Program: Scripted Series Lab

At the core of the Pacific Screenwriting Program is a full-time 15 week curriculum that polishes and prepares candidates for an entry-level writer position on a series.

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Pacific Screenwriting
} 11:59 pm
One-time
In-person & Online
Application Fee $25 | Program Fee $1,500

Applications : 29 July-29 August 2024

Program Runs: January – April 2025

Info Session: Register 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weeks 1–10: Story Room

For the first 10 weeks of the program, participants will work as a team to develop an original series concept brought to the team by an established showrunner. In a collaborative story-room environment led by the showrunner and following a story room’s rigorous schedule, the writing team will build out the concept, ultimately arriving at a fully developed series package that is ready to present to broadcasters.

Weeks 11–15: Original Series & Business of Writing

For the final five weeks of the program, working one-on-one with an experienced mentor, participants will further develop their own original scripted television pilot. During this time, participants will also continue to learn more about the business side—preparing their project pitches and meeting with industry professionals.

Eligibility:

  • You must be 19 years or older.
  • You must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.
  • You must be a resident of British Columbia (meaning a resident in BC for at least 200 of the 365 days immediately preceding the date of application, and you have filed income tax in the province of British Columbia within the past fiscal year).
  • You must have completed some post-secondary training or have some work experience in the craft of writing.

 

 

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