Open call for submissions to take place from March 28 – April 20, 2018
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TORONTO, March 28, 2018 /CNW/ - It's back again! Today, the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) and Corus Entertainment announced that submissions are being accepted for the 2018 Corus Writer's Apprentice Program. Attracting experienced writers from across Canada each year, this program offers instructive training and insights into the demands of writing successful television programs. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply by Friday, April 20, 2018.
Selected candidates will be invited to attend BANFF on a full-access pass and benefit from the extensive networking, pitching, and business-building opportunities. They will also have the chance to meet with showrunners, agents, producers and funders from leading broadcasters from North America and around the world. Moreover, the participants of the Corus Writer's Apprentice Program will be placed in a two-week internship in the writer's room of a current Canadian comedy or drama series.
"In its fifth year, the Corus Writer's Apprentice Program continues to foster fresh new creative talent and along with the networking opportunities at BANFF, it also provides them with real story room mentorship opportunities," said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus Entertainment. "The program offers tools, training and industry access to move careers and projects forward and supporting that professional development is a win for us in the creative industry."
Past Corus Writer's Apprentice Program recipients have included Tara Armstrong (creator and writer, Mary Kills People), Danielle Shamash & Robyn Matlin (writers, Seed), Gemma Holdway (story editor, Cardinal) and Marsha Greene (story editor and writer, Private Eyes, Mary Kills People and Ten Days in the Valley).
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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company's portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children's book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus' roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic Channel, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.
About the Banff World Media Festival
The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives – it serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled marketplace for over 2,000 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 39th annual Banff World Media Festival will take place June 10-13, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.
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For further information: Magda Krpan, Senior Manager, Sponsorship & Events, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6054, [email protected]; Lorraine Zarb, Communications Specialist, Corus Entertainment, 416.479.6129, [email protected]; Jenn Kuzmyk, The Banff World Media Festival, 416.408.2300, [email protected]