Telefilm launches Golden Quill

Part of a partnership with the Toronto Screenwriters Conference, the award grants 12 emerging screenwriters complimentary access to the event, which runs March 31 and April 1 in Toronto.

Telefilm Canada is bestowing its own version of the “golden ticket” with the launch of the Golden Quill, which will give complimentary admission to the Toronto Screenwriting Conference to 12 emerging screenwriters from across Canada.

“The Telefilm Canada Golden Quill gives up-and-coming writers the opportunity to attend the TSC and benefit from two days of unparalleled access to some of the best writers in TV and film today,” said TSC conference producer Dawn Kuisma in a statement.

Screenwriters qualify if they have written two short films, one of which must have been produced, and if they have written a feature or pilot which has not been produced. An explanation about how the Golden Quill will help with professional development is also part of the application process, which has a deadline of Feb. 6.

The TSC will run March 31 and April 1, 2012 at Ryerson’s Ted Rogers School of Management.

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