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Canadian Film Centre Announces CBC Support of Emerging TV Talent

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) today announced a new, three-year, $600,000 sponsorship initiative with CBC Television which will play a significant role in fostering emerging Canadian television talent. The advanced training program, to be known as the CBC Prime Time Television Program, is recognized within the industry as an essential source of trained writers and newly-developed projects for the TV marketplace.

“The CBC is recognized as the major leader in producing and broadcasting Canadian episodic drama, while the CFC has a proven track record of developing successful television writers/creators,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. “We’re proud of this collaboration with Canada’s world renowned public broadcaster. Their support for this program will ensure a strong foundation for the country’s television industry.”

“On behalf of CBC Television, I’m pleased to be able to put this commitment in place,” said Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice President of CBC Television. “As the country’s national public broadcaster and the focal point of Canadian prime time content, the CBC has an enormous interest in ensuring the success and vitality of the Canadian television industry. Working together with the CFC, we will help create the next generation of excellence in this wonderful business.”

Graduates of the Prime Time Television Program have been involved in more than 100 Canadian TV series from coast-to-coast including CBC Television programs such as, Little Mosque on Prairie (Rob Sheridan), This is Wonderland (Joseph Kay), Snakes and Ladders (David Fraser, Michelle Lovretta) and the upcoming program The Border (Denis McGrath). 

Since the program was introduced in 1999, the CBC has been an active participant, listening to pitches, building relationships with the residents and providing mentorship and feedback on original series concepts. This past year, under the guidance of Show runner/Executive Producer Barbara Samuels and the eight writers in residence, a four part mini-series, The Box, was developed and picked-up for development by CBC Television as a movie of the week.

The CBC Prime Time Television Program provides a team based approach to TV series development for writers. Residents master the tools required for working in a story department, developing dramatic series material, and surviving as a successful writer in the television marketplace. Alumni have garnered numerous national and international awards for excellence in television.

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Canadian Film Centre Announces CBC Support of Emerging TV Talent

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) today announced a new, three-year, $600,000 sponsorship initiative with CBC Television which will play a significant role in fostering emerging Canadian television talent. The advanced training program, to be known as the CBC Prime Time Television Program, is recognized within the industry as an essential source of trained writers and newly-developed projects for the TV marketplace.

“The CBC is recognized as the major leader in producing and broadcasting Canadian episodic drama, while the CFC has a proven track record of developing successful television writers/creators,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. “We’re proud of this collaboration with Canada’s world renowned public broadcaster. Their support for this program will ensure a strong foundation for the country’s television industry.”

“On behalf of CBC Television, I’m pleased to be able to put this commitment in place,” said Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice President of CBC Television. “As the country’s national public broadcaster and the focal point of Canadian prime time content, the CBC has an enormous interest in ensuring the success and vitality of the Canadian television industry. Working together with the CFC, we will help create the next generation of excellence in this wonderful business.”

Graduates of the Prime Time Television Program have been involved in more than 100 Canadian TV series from coast-to-coast including CBC Television programs such as, Little Mosque on Prairie (Rob Sheridan), This is Wonderland (Joseph Kay), Snakes and Ladders (David Fraser, Michelle Lovretta) and the upcoming program The Border (Denis McGrath). 

Since the program was introduced in 1999, the CBC has been an active participant, listening to pitches, building relationships with the residents and providing mentorship and feedback on original series concepts. This past year, under the guidance of Show runner/Executive Producer Barbara Samuels and the eight writers in residence, a four part mini-series, The Box, was developed and picked-up for development by CBC Television as a movie of the week.

The CBC Prime Time Television Program provides a team based approach to TV series development for writers. Residents master the tools required for working in a story department, developing dramatic series material, and surviving as a successful writer in the television marketplace. Alumni have garnered numerous national and international awards for excellence in television.

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Canadian Film Centre Announces CBC Support of Emerging TV Talent

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) today announced a new, three-year, $600,000 sponsorship initiative with CBC Television which will play a significant role in fostering emerging Canadian television talent. The advanced training program, to be known as the CBC Prime Time Television Program, is recognized within the industry as an essential source of trained writers and newly-developed projects for the TV marketplace.

“The CBC is recognized as the major leader in producing and broadcasting Canadian episodic drama, while the CFC has a proven track record of developing successful television writers/creators,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director. “We’re proud of this collaboration with Canada’s world renowned public broadcaster. Their support for this program will ensure a strong foundation for the country’s television industry.”

“On behalf of CBC Television, I’m pleased to be able to put this commitment in place,” said Richard Stursberg, Executive Vice President of CBC Television. “As the country’s national public broadcaster and the focal point of Canadian prime time content, the CBC has an enormous interest in ensuring the success and vitality of the Canadian television industry. Working together with the CFC, we will help create the next generation of excellence in this wonderful business.”

Graduates of the Prime Time Television Program have been involved in more than 100 Canadian TV series from coast-to-coast including CBC Television programs such as, Little Mosque on Prairie (Rob Sheridan), This is Wonderland (Joseph Kay), Snakes and Ladders (David Fraser, Michelle Lovretta) and the upcoming program The Border (Denis McGrath). 

Since the program was introduced in 1999, the CBC has been an active participant, listening to pitches, building relationships with the residents and providing mentorship and feedback on original series concepts. This past year, under the guidance of Show runner/Executive Producer Barbara Samuels and the eight writers in residence, a four part mini-series, The Box, was developed and picked-up for development by CBC Television as a movie of the week.

The CBC Prime Time Television Program provides a team based approach to TV series development for writers. Residents master the tools required for working in a story department, developing dramatic series material, and surviving as a successful writer in the television marketplace. Alumni have garnered numerous national and international awards for excellence in television.

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