Things I Think I’ve Learned About Writing

Speaker: David Shore
Moderator: Glenn Cockburn
Date: Saturday, June 23
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am
Venue: TIFF Cinema 1

Join David Shore, Executive Producer and Showrunner of THE GOOD DOCTOR, for an engaging and insightful presentation on what he’s learned about the craft of screenwriting over the course of his career. Following David’s presentation, he will be joined onstage for a moderated interview with Glenn Cockburn, as well as a Q&A with the audience (time permitting).

David Shore

David Shore

Executive Producer/Showrunner, THE GOOD DOCTOR

Originally from Canada, and a former lawyer, David Shore has been writing and producing television for more than 20 years. He currently serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner on the hit ABC drama THE GOOD DOCTOR. Prior to that, he created the groundbreaking medical drama, HOUSE, which ran on Fox for eight seasons. Shore’s work on HOUSE earned him several Emmy nominations for Producing and he won the Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series,” as well as the Humanitas Prize and the Writers Guild of America Award.

Shore’s additional producer credits include SNEAKY PETE, BATTLE CREEK, HACK, FAMILY LAW, BEGGARS AND CHOOSERS, LAW & ORDER and TRADERS. He was nominated for two Emmy Awards as a producer on LAW & ORDER and was part of the writing team for the Emmy Award-winning first season of THE PRACTICE. Most recently, Shore received a second Humanitas Prize for the pilot episode of THE GOOD DOCTOR.


Glenn Cockburn

Glenn Cockburn

TSC Advisory Committee Chair, Founder of Meridian Artists Inc.

Along with the rest of the Meridian Artists team, Glenn currently represents a select roster of some of Canada’s most talented writers, directors and producers.

Glenn’s career started in 1996 when he began working as script reader for New Line Cinema and Innovative Artists Agency. From 1997 through 1999, Glenn worked as a Creative Executive at Templeton Production’s first look deal with New Line Cinema. In 1999, Glenn returned to Toronto and joined The Characters Talent Agency where he ran the Packaging Department.

Glenn also acted as Executive Producer on the feature film, YOUNG PEOPLE FUCKING, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007 and became one of the most successful and highest grossing Canadian comedies of all time.

Glenn’s other professional activities include teaching the course, The Business of Film and Television, at Sheridan College as well as being a board member for the Humber Comedy program.

Glenn has a B.F.A. Honours in Film and Television Production, from York University and a M.B.A. from the Ivey School of Business.

Glenn is also the founder of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.

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