The Screen Nova Scotia Screenwriter Internship Program 2022/2023 is currently accepting applications.
This Netflix-sponsored television writing training program, now in its fourth year, is designed to help to emerge to mid-level Nova Scotian screenwriters expand their network, sharpen their professional skills, and bring fresh perspectives and ideas to established television writers’ rooms across North America.
The winner of this round will be invited to join the virtual writers’ room of a new one-hour female-centric mystery series located in Toronto. eOne and Bell Media are collaborating on the series. In mid-May, a two-week internship will begin (exact dates TBD).
Local screenwriters will get training, industry insight, vital experience, and practical knowledge as a result of their participation in these two-week internships, which will help them progress as authors of captivating television screenplays.
Their background will also make them great candidates for producers searching for writers’ rooms and project development in Nova Scotia.
Screen Nova Scotia Screenwriter Internship | Eligibility Criteria
- Be a Nova Scotia resident;
- You must not be enrolled full-time in any school or university program;
- Show that they possess all of the underlying rights to their original notion;
- Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of television screenwriting, such as story arcs and character development, in the supporting materials.
- Dedicate yourself to the two-week, full-day virtual writers’ room internship (please ensure you are available for the required room dates before applying, as these are not flexible).
- Individual Professional Members / Producer Members must be in good standing with Screen Nova Scotia.
- Screenwriters in their early to mid-career may apply to the program by submitting a writing sample for an original, English-language television series proposal appropriate for broadcast.
- Drama, comedy, and children’s and youth programming are the only genres that are eligible.
- Projects may be a half-hour, one-hour, or mini-series, and can be live-action or animated.
- Feature films, discussion programs, game shows, reality shows, documentary series, news, stand-up, and sketch comedy are all ineligible.
- While tales with a variety of views, subjects, and characters are welcomed and encouraged, they are not required.
How to Apply for the Screen Nova Scotia Screenwriter Internship
Entrants must also send SNS the following documents in addition to completing and submitting the online Application Form:
- A statement of interest and intent outlining why, based on your history and professional goals, you feel this program is ideal for you;
- A resume/CV that incorporates appropriate education and training as well as credits;
- A recent letter of recommendation from a recognized screen industry specialist (2020-2022);
- One screenplay for a 1-hour or 1/2-hour TV series as a writing sample Feature film screenplays, co-written scripts, and spec scripts for current television programs are not eligible.
Please save all supporting documents in.PDF format and email them to [email protected] with the subject line “2022 Screenwriter Internship Program: Room 1” when submitting. To ensure that all materials are received simultaneously, submit the online Application Form at the same time.
Deadline: April 29, 2022
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