Five projects named to WIFT-T’s development incubator

Among the five features selected for the intensive course is The Art of Being Busy from Chris Ross, Lauren Corber and Lauren Grant (pictured).

Women in Film and Television – Toronto has announced the latest class of its feature-focused Development Incubator program.

The course is designed to “kick-start market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals” and in it, five teams take part in writing, financing, distribution and marketing workshops with international producers, story editors and development executives.

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Lauren Grant

Jason Bryden (writer), Lauren Corber (producer), Emma Fleury (writer), Courtney Graham (producer), Lauren Grant (producer), Andrea Janes (writer), Sally Karam (producer), Katie Nolan (producer), Chris Ross (writer), Misha Skoric (producer), Simone Stock (writer) and Melanie Windle (producer) were selected on the strength of the projects they are currently working on.

The five projects chosen are historical drama Georgia Pie (Fleury, Nolan), fantasy drama Glamour (Janes, Karam) sci-fi drama Polaris (Stock, Skoric), comedy Tennis ’82 (Bryden, Graham, Windle) and romantic comedy The Art of Being Busy (Ross, Corber, Grant).

As part of the program, each team receives guidance and coaching from a suitable story editor, who collaborates with the group to develop a second draft of their script.

Among this year’s teachers and classes are Marina Cordoni (“Persuasive Pitching & Packaging, Your Money and Your Project: Finding the Right Distribution Partners”), Christina Piovesan (“The Business of Feature Film”) and Jamie Gaetz (“The Writer’s Forum: Feature Scripts – Art Meets Function”).

The program runs from June 17 to 20, 2015 in Toronto.