* Christian Kelly, Bell Media; Susan Alexander, Corus Entertainment; and Stewart Youg, CBC

Screenwriters’ Bootcamp

Workshops for screenwriters and producers

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The annual PEI Screenwriters’ Bootcamp event scheduled for May 22 to 28, 2020 will be held in Charlottetown at The Haviland Club. Workshops for emerging and mid-career screenwriters and producers will be on offer as well as panels and presentations open to the public. These activities have been established to create opportunities for professional development that can lead to employment in the film and television industry.

The fourteenth edition of this training event will include workshops on writing features, television and web series as well as producing documentaries and an introduction to production management. Mentors facilitating the workshops are the best in the business and because 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 on the website in April 2020.

“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.

Anyone interested in producing on a full time basis or writing and keeping their day job is encouraged to explore this opportunity. Details are available at peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net or by contacting Louise Lalonde at 902-213-7684 or louise@peiscreenwritersbootcamp.net.