2019 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

May 4-5, 2019, Daniels Spectrum

The Conference for Professional Screenwriters and the People that work with them

About the Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The TSC hosts over 400 professional screenwriters, showrunners, producers, and creative executives working in television, film, and digital media. Over the past decade, the TSC has become an established conference for working creative talent to come, hone their craft, network with fellow writers and producers, and get noticed through our awards, mentorships, and bursaries which serve to nurture emerging to mid-career talent. Our masterclasses are driven by some of the top showrunners, creators, and writers in the business.

Masterclasses & Executive Interviews

Hone your craft with lectures, masterclasses, and interviews with top industry creatives.

Networking & Parties

Network with writers, producers, and creative executives during events like the Screenwriters’ Social.

Workshops & Panels

Focus in on specific aspects of your writing or career, or brush up on the latest developments in the industry.

Mentorships & Awards

Gain valuable career advice from creatives at the top of their craft through sponsored award & mentorship opportunities.

Featured 2019 Speakers

More speaker and session details will be announced over the coming weeks. Sign up for our newsletter below to stay up-to-date on the latest news!

Carlton Cuse

Carlton Cuse

Writer/Showrunner, LOCKE & KEY

Ayanna Floyd Davis

Ayanna Floyd Davis

Showrunner, THE CHI

Ben Watkins

Ben Watkins

Creator/Showrunner, HAND OF GOD

Charles Randolph

Charles Randolph

Screenwriter, THE BIG SHORT

Christopher Cantwell

Christopher Cantwell

EP/Co-Creator/Showrunner, HALT AND CATCH FIRE

Phil Breman

Phil Breman

Vice-President, Current Programming, NBC

Heather Brewster

Heather Brewster

Vice President, Scripted, Global Content Division, Keshet International

Kevin Wright

Kevin Wright

Speaker and Pitching Coach

Rod Butler

Rod Butler

Director, Programs and Policy, Canada Media Fund

Marisa Guthrie

Marisa Guthrie

East Coast Television Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Sherry White

Sherry White

Showrunner/Director

Morwyn Brebner

Morwyn Brebner

Creator/Showrunner

Jill Golick

Jill Golick

Screenwriter/Digital Creator

Kurt Smeaton

Kurt Smeaton

Writer/Producer

Jennifer Holness

Jennifer Holness

Writer/Producer

Duana Taha

Duana Taha

Writer

Schedule

Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday, May 4

9:45am – 10:00am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

10:00am – 11:15am

The Drama of Creating a Drama Series

with Carlton Cuse | Moderated by Marisa Guthrie

11:30am – 12:30pm

Writing for the International Market

with Heather Brewster

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 3:35pm

The Optimal Pitch

with Kevin Wright

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Meet the Directors

3:45pm – 5:00pm

Monsters Courting Insanity

with Christopher Cantwell

5:15pm – 8:30pm

Super Channel Screenwriters’ Social

Sunday, May 5

9:45am – 10:00am

Opening Remarks

10:00am – 11:15am

The Art of Adaptation

with Charles Randolph

11:30am – 12:30pm

Managing the Writer-Executive Relationship

with Phil Breman

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Built for Longevity

with Ayanna Floyd Davis

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Fireside Chat with the Canada Media Fund

with Rod Butler | Moderated by Duana Taha

3:15pm – 4:15pm

Meet the Producers

4:20pm – 5:35pm

Anatomy of a Pilot

with Ben Watkins | Moderated by Jennifer Holness

Parties & Networking

Super Channel Screenwriters’ Social

Join TSC delegates, featured speakers, and industry professionals for good food, good drinks, and great company!

Meet the Directors

Sign up for one-on-one ten-minute meetings with Directors from the DGC.

 

Meet the Producers

Sign up for one-on-one ten-minute meetings with Producers from the CMPA.

 

Pricing & Registration

Registration cancellations will be allowed until April 1, 2019, with a full refund. The transfer of a registration will be allowed until April 14, 2019. Cancellations and registration transfers must be requested by email to kent@torontoscreenwritingconference.com.


Awards & Mentorships

Telefilm New Voices Awards

Meet the 2019 Telefilm New Voices Award Winners.

Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship

Meet the 2019 Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award Winners.

Breakthrough Artist Awards

Meet the 2019 Breakthrough Artist Award Winners.

Sponsors

The TSC would like to thank our 2019 sponsors and promotional partners. Without their support, the TSC would not be possible.

Gold/ Lead Sponsors

Silver/ Presenting Sponsors

Bronze/ Supporting Sponsors

Community/ Promotional Partners