REAL WRITERS. REAL TALK.

JUNE 23–24 | 2018
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Days of Lectures, Panels, Roundtables, and Workshops

Screenwriters, Producers and Development Executives Each Year

Years of Professional Level Programming

Hours of Conference Programming

2018 Speakers

David Shore

David Shore

Executive Producer/Showrunner, THE GOOD DOCTOR

Chip Johannessen

Chip Johannessen

Executive Producer, HOMELAND

Stacy Rukeyser

Stacy Rukeyser

Showrunner, UNREAL

Ben Watkins

Ben Watkins

Creator/Showrunner, HAND OF GOD

Allana Harkin

Allana Harkin

Producer/Correspondent, FULL FRONTAL WITH SAMANTHA BEE

Rebecca Addelman

Rebecca Addelman

Writer/Director, PAPER YEAR

Cory Bowles

Cory Bowles

Director

Molly McGlynn

Molly McGlynn

Director

Linsey Stewart

Linsey Stewart

Director

Michelle Daly

Michelle Daly

Senior Director, Comedy, CBC Scripted Content

Wendy Litner

Wendy Litner

Creator, HOW TO BUY A BABY

Lauren Corber

Lauren Corber

Producer, HOW TO BUY A BABY

Hannah Cheesman

Hannah Cheesman

Creator, WHATEVER, LINDA

Brooks Gray

Brooks Gray

Co-Creator, THE AMAZING GAYL PILE

Sarah Glinski

Sarah Glinski

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

Carole Kirschner

Carole Kirschner

Director, WGA Showrunner Training Program

Corey Mandell

Corey Mandell

Playwright and Screenwriter

Cameron Labine

Cameron Labine

Lead Writer, Ubisoft Toronto

Andrew Rosen

Andrew Rosen

Producer, Aircraft Pictures

Shelly Quade

Shelly Quade

Manager of Programs and Development, National Screen Institute (NSI)

Mike Akpata

Mike Akpata

Team Lead Public Safety, Investigations, & Counter Fraud i2 National Sales, IBM Canada

Prof. Bryan Gaensler

Prof. Bryan Gaensler

Director, Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto

Dr. William Watson

Dr. William Watson

Professor, Department of Criminology, University of Toronto

Dr. Aled Edwards

Dr. Aled Edwards

Director and CEO, Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC)

Bill Lundy

Bill Lundy

Vice President of Development, Pier 21 Films

Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy

Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy

VP, Scripted, Marblemedia

Ken Cuperus

Ken Cuperus

Writer/Producer

Michelle Melanson Cuperus

Michelle Melanson Cuperus

President, Headspinner Productions Inc.

Rebecca DiPasquale

Rebecca DiPasquale

Production Executive of Drama, Bell Media

Sarah Fowlie

Sarah Fowlie

Director, Comedy Original Programming, Bell Media

Sarah Timmins

Sarah Timmins

Producer/Scripted Executive, Shaftesbury

Saturday, June 23

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
9:15 AM
Welcome
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
In The Beginning...
11:15 AM
1:30 PM
Roundtables (Group A)
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
Q&A with Dr. William Watson
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Q&A with Mike Akpata
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Breaking Into Video Game Writing
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Roundtables (Group B)
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
6:15 PM
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:30 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
8:15 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

Artscape Sandbox

RBC Learning Studio A

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group A)
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Q&A with Dr. William Watson
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Roundtables (Group B)
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Screenwriters' Social at the Everleigh
    6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
9:15 AM
Welcome
9:15 AM
9:30 AM

TIFF Cinema 1

  • Welcome
    9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
9:30 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
In The Beginning...
11:15 AM
1:30 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

No events available!
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

Artscape Sandbox

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
Breaking Into Video Game Writing
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
4:15 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
Roundtables (Group A)
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group A)
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
Roundtables (Group B)
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group B)
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
6:00 PM
6:15 PM
6:30 PM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:15 PM
7:30 PM
7:45 PM
8:00 PM
8:15 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

Artscape Sandbox

RBC Learning Studio A

RBC Learning Studio B

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Artscape Sandbox

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

Artscape Sandbox

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
Q&A with Mike Akpata
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

Artscape Sandbox

  • Q&A with Mike Akpata
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
Q&A with Dr. William Watson
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Q&A with Dr. William Watson
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
No events available!

*Please Note: The schedule is subject to change without notice.

Sunday, June 24

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
9:30 AM
Pitch Perfect
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
Advanced Writers Process
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
Roundtables (Group C)
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM
12:30 PM
Q&A with Dr. Aled Edwards
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM
1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
3:00 PM
Q&A with Prof. Bryan Gaensler
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
Roundtables (Group D)
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
4:15 PM
Three Pillars
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

Artscape Sandbox

RBC Learning Studio A

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group C)
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • Q&A with Dr. Aled Edwards
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Roundtables (Group D)
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
9:30 AM
Pitch Perfect
9:30 AM
11:00 AM
9:45 AM
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
10:45 AM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

Artscape Sandbox

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
Advanced Writers Process
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

Artscape Sandbox

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
4:15 PM
Three Pillars
4:15 PM
5:45 PM
4:30 PM
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
5:15 PM
5:30 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
11:15 AM
Roundtables (Group C)
Sold Out
11:15 AM
12:15 PM
11:30 AM
11:45 AM
12:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group C)
    11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
Roundtables (Group D)
Sold Out
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Roundtables (Group D)
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
1:30 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
3:00 PM
1:45 PM
2:00 PM
2:15 PM
2:30 PM
2:45 PM

TIFF Cinema 1

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Artscape Sandbox

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Lunch
    1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
3:00 PM
Q&A with Prof. Bryan Gaensler
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
3:15 PM
3:30 PM
3:45 PM

RBC Learning Studio A

  • Q&A with Prof. Bryan Gaensler
    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
TIFF Cinema 1 Artscape Sandbox RBC Learning Studio A RBC Learning Studio B
12:30 PM
Q&A with Dr. Aled Edwards
12:30 PM
1:30 PM
12:45 PM
1:00 PM
1:15 PM

RBC Learning Studio B

  • Q&A with Dr. Aled Edwards
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
No events available!

*Please Note: The schedule is subject to change without notice.

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2017 Speakers

Paul Haggis
Marti Noxon
Adam Reed
Chris Cantwell
Chris Rogers
Rick Olshansky
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Tracey Deer
Jennifer Holness
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Jeff Melvoin
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