Not just for screenwriters

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The annual PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp scheduled for May 22–28 will once again be held in Charlottetown at the Haviland Club.  The six-day event will feature workshops for emerging and mid-career screenwriters and producers, as well as panels and presentations open to the general public. The activities were established to create opportunities for professional development that can lead to employment in the film and television industry.

The 14th edition of this training event will include mentor facilitated workshops on writing features, television and web series, as well as producing documentaries and an introduction to production management. Since the program operates as an incubator, past participants are encouraged to submit the projects they have in development.

Four days are earmarked for workshops and the final two days, which are open to anyone interested in finding out more about the film and television industry, consist of panels with producers and broadcasters in attendance. Specifics on panels and presentations will be available at in April.

“This training opportunity only exists in PEI and is sponsored by all levels of government as well as private corporations, which enables us to offer barrier-free professional development with no submission fees and no workshop fees, a win-win for individuals and the province as well as the rest of Canada,” commented Louise Lalonde, Project Coordinator.

The indusry in PEI is growing rapidly as is the need for content across the board, creating employment in a highly exciting and creative field.  Anyone interested in producing on a full time basis or writing and keeping their day job is encouraged to explore this opportunity.    

Info: Louise Lalonde, 213-7684,,     

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