2020 Toronto Screenwriting Conference

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

Toronto Screenwriting Conference Re-envisioning Annual Forum Over Health and Safety Concerns

Plans for New Series of Fall/Winter Events in the Works

In accordance with ongoing efforts to minimize COVID-19 transmission, The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is re-envisioning its 11th annual weekend forum, originally slated for April 25-26 at Daniels Spectrum. In its place, conference organizers will mount a series of live one-night only events throughout the fall/winter of 2020 that include masterclasses, workshops, and panels from the entertainment industry’s top writers, showrunners, and executives. The TSC will issue a detailed list of these events on our website, through our newsletter and social media channels.

“In consultation with our sponsors and industry partners, and out of concern for the health and safety of our delegates and speakers, we feel this is the most responsible way to proceed,” explains TSC founder Glenn Cockburn. “Over the coming weeks, we will provide more details about the new series, which will include many of the speakers confirmed to appear at the conference, as well as a few who were not available for the April weekend.”

Together with our partners, the TSC is still committed to presenting the Telefilm Canada New Voices Awards, and the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award. See the links below for new opportunities and deadlines.

Registered TSC 2020 Delegate Refund/Deferrals

Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing situation – and out of concern for our delegates personal finances – the Toronto Screenwriting Conference will be issuing full refunds for all conference pass holders, beginning April 1st. We will process refunds as soon as possible, however, anticipate up to four weeks to complete all transactions.

Anyone wishing to defer their refund will be offered free admission to any events held in 2020, as well as an additional 50% discount on TSC 2021 registration, which can be applied to Super Early Bird and Early Bird pricing, over and above any other discounts available. To do so, please contact conference co-producer Kent Robinson at kent@torontoscreenwritingconference.com. The option to defer will end March 31st at midnight EST.

About the Toronto Screenwriting Conference

The TSC hosts over 450 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.

Awards & Mentorships

Telefilm New Voices Awards

2020 Telefilm New Voices Award applications are now closed

Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship

Meet the 2020 Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award Winners


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