WGC Writing Room Intensive

Ever wondered what it might be like to work in the room with a leading Canadian Showrunner? This might be the opportunity for you! 

First developed in 2015, the WGC Writing Room Intensive, puts emerging to mid-career writing professionals in a mock-writing room with a leading Canadian Showrunner. We have worked with Bruce Smith (19-2), Emily Andras (WYNONNA EARP), and Kevin White and Ins Choi (KIM’S CONVENIENCE).

Through this intensive participants learn more about the inner workings of the writing room including how a Showrunner fosters creativity, breaks story, works with notes, manages conflict (where necessary), and eventually gets the script to screen.

You must be registered to attend the Toronto Screenwriting Conference, and a member of the WGC in good standing in order to apply for the program. 

Call for applications are now open to registered delegates of 2018 Toronto Screenwriting Conference. Applicants will have the opportunity to apply to join Sarah Glinski, Executive Producer/Showrunner (HOLLY HOBBIE, DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS), in a Mock Writers Room Intensive on Friday, June 22, from 10:00am until 5:00pm.

Presented By

Sarah Glinski

Sarah Glinski

Executive Producer/Showrunner, HOLLY HOBBIE, DEGRASSI: NEXT CLASS

Sarah Glinski is an Emmy-nominated TV writer/producer currently serving as Executive Producer and Showrunner on the Hulu/DHX/Universal Kids series HOLLY HOBBIE. Previously, she ran DEGRASSI for Netflix/DHX.  Over the last decade, Sarah’s produced over 200 episodes of television and 2 MOWs. She has also staffed on LITTLE MOSQUE ON THE PRAIRIE, and BILLABLE HOURS.

Sarah’s been nominated for three Emmys, won three Canadian Screen Awards and was named one of Hollywood Reporter’s Next Generation. When Sarah’s not brainstorming ways to get characters in trouble, she’s keeping her two young daughters out of it.

About the Intensive

The goal of the intensive is to give six participants the chance to break story with Sarah Glinski. Participants will work together in a mock writing room to break a pilot for a reboot of the series, DAWSON’S CREEK. Participants will be expected to propose scenarios that would provide the central dramatic context for the episode.

We’re looking for events and situations that not only entertain, but that allow particular insight into the unique emotional experiences the characters go through.

Key Requirements

In order to contribute effectively, participants will need to be familiar with the key characters and the overall series.

Writers should have experience (either past or present) working on a television series as either a staff writer, story editor, producer, executive producer, creator and/or showrunner. This intensive will be open to six participants/writers. You must be a registered TSC 2018 delegate and WGC member in good standing before you apply.



  • Must be a registered to attend the 2018 conference
  • Must be a WGC member in good standing
  • Must have experience (past or present) working in a Writers Room as either a story coordinator, staff writer, story editor, producer, executive producer, creator and/or showrunner
  • Must submit 1 TV series treatment/pilot
  • Must be familiar with the key characters and the overall series of DAWSON’S CREEK
  • Must be available to attend the full day intensive on Friday, June 22, 2018

Please note that this is an open call for WGC members in good standing. The TSC encourages applications from diverse candidates based on race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical abilities.


Applicants are asked to include the following information in the form of a complete package:

  • Attach or include a link to a TV series treatment/pilot.
    Scripts may be sent as attachments, or links. Please ensure you provide passwords for script uploads (where applicable). Please note your application attachments should not exceed 10MB
  • Provide details on submitted TV series treatment/pilot (up to a maximum of 3 pages). Include synopsis, and development stage
  • Resume & Filmography: Include production year, length, and where projects have been screened
  • Short Bio (maximum 300 words)
  • Tell us how participating in this session will assist you in your professional development (maximum 300 words)


Applicants are asked to submit their package via email to Conference Producer, Kim Robinson at kim@torontoscreenwritingconference.com.

Participants will be notified of selection by June 11, 2018.

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