Date: Dec 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM (PST)
Elan Mastai is currently a writer and supervising producer on the Emmy-winning hit TV series THIS IS US. He won the Canadian Screen Award and the WGC Award for his screenplay for THE F WORD (released in the US as WHAT IF), starring Daniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Adam Driver, and Mackenzie Davis. It premiered at TIFF prior to its theatrical release in over 30 countries. He’s written four other features, including THE SAMARITAN, starring Samuel L Jackson, Ruth Negga, and Tom Wilkinson, and has written movies for Paramount, Sony, Fox, Fox-Searchlight, and Warner Brothers. His award-winning debut novel, ALL OUR WRONG TODAYS, has been translated into 24 languages. Elan was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Jennica Harper, writer and Executive Producer of the hit show JANN will moderate.
A great evening was had by all last Saturday at our Q&A event with Maggie Bandur. (Malcolm in the Middle, Community, Galivant, Deadly Class) We would like to thank everyone who came out on such a dark January night to meet Maggie. Thanks also to host, Sabrina...
Jem Garrard is the creator and showrunner of the space opera, Vagrant Queen, for SYFY.
Thank you to everyone who attended our sold out Q&A with Amy and Tassie Cameron! For those of you who weren't able to attend, here are a few of the questions they answered. How do you decide what shows you want to bring on? We decided everyone had to love the...
Your work has to be blazingly good, not just really good or great. How do you know if your work is blazing? Your phone should be ringing off the hook.
Sera Gamble (You), Alexandra Cunningham (Dirty John), Gloria Calderon Kellet (One Day at a Time), Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2) and Jennica Harper (Jann) all arrived with plenty of humor and wisdom to share.
Our PSP Director, Raila Gutman, introducing Showrunner Martin Gero and Interviewer, local writer and VFS prof, Kat Montagu. "There's no right way to [get into a room]. There's a wrong way: 'here's a cool short play I've written.' Various programs want one spec and one...
Please email us with your questions if you weren’t able to attend last night’s event! Also, be sure to sign up to our mailing list if you haven’t already. We plan to hold an online info session later in the summer. (Details still to come.) The application window for our 15 week 2020 Scripted Lab is open until September 1, 2019. Please have a look through our SSL FAQ page and send in your original TV pilot script!
We want to send a huge thank you to the folks at Netflix, the CW, Sony, CBC, Bell, Corus, Sony Crackle, SyFy, and Lionsgate who took the time to celebrate with us.