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SSL 2024 Online Info Night July 20, 2023

by | Jun 21, 2023 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

Scripted Series Lab online info night on Thursday, July 20, 2023. 7-8 pm PT.

Public PSP Panel: First Jobs in the Writers’ Room

by | Mar 1, 2022 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

The team of support staff on a show is a crucial part to keeping the writers' office working and these opportunities are a very common path for a new writer. A...

PSP Industry Panel: Literary Managers’ Panel

by | Mar 1, 2022 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

For a new writer, having a literary manager can be incredibly beneficial. While agents are more deal-oriented, managers are typically more career oriented. They are...

Scripted Series Lab Info Night

by | Jul 7, 2021 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

Watch the EventJoin the PSP for an info session on next years Scripted Series Lab. Hear from our Program Director and past participants about their experience and have...

Jennifer Whalen Q&A

by | Jan 14, 2021 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

Jennifer Whalen is a writer, actor, improviser, showrunner and producer. Jennifer can be seen on CBC/IFC’s Baroness von Sketch as a co-creator, executive producer,...

Elan Mastai Q&A

by | Nov 27, 2020 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

Elan Mastai is currently a writer and supervising producer on the Emmy-winning hit TV series THIS IS US. He won the Canadian Screen Award and the WGC Award for his...

Recorded Info Session for the 2021 Scripted Series Lab Now Available!

by | Jul 20, 2020 | Recorded Events | 0 Comments

The window to apply for our 2021 Scripted Series Lab (running January - April 2021) closes at 11:59 pm (PDT), Aug 23, 2020. Visit our program information page for...


Nov 22nd: Showrunners Mark Ellis & Stephanie Morgenstern

by | Oct 27, 2023 | Past Events | 0 Comments

Join us in person for a conversation with award-winning showrunning team Mark Ellis and Stephanie Morgenstern (X Company, Flashpoint, Allegiance), moderated by Vancouver Film School Head of Writing Kat Montagu.

Spotlight on The Porter: Authentic Storytelling

by | Feb 2, 2022 | Past Events | 0 Comments

The Porter (CBC, BET+) is set in the Black community of St. Antoine, Montreal in the 1920s. The series follows an ensemble of characters who hustle, dream, cross...

VIFF Talks: Yellowjackets Co-Creators Ashley Lyle & Bart Nickerson

by | Jan 18, 2022 | Past Events | 0 Comments

Yellowjackets (Showtime, Crave) has been seen by over 4 million viewers since its November 14, 2021 debut. The show picked up a Critics’ Choice nomination for ’Best...

John Wells, Creator of Shameless

by | Feb 8, 2021 | Past Events | 0 Comments

The PSP is proud to support VIFF's Creator Talk with John Wells, Creator/Executive Producer of Shameless. February 18, 6pm PST (Livestreamed on VIFF Connect)  For More Information & Tickets: http://goviff.org/ct-shameless

Co-Creators of The Great North

by | Feb 8, 2021 | Past Events | 0 Comments

Join showrunners Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin as they take us for a deep dive into writing and creating an animated tv series – from envisioning the town of Lone Moose, stocking it with eccentric residents to casting the superb vocal talents. Tickets: http://goviff.org/ct-the-great-north

Diversity and Inclusion Workshop For Storytellers in Media

by | Jan 21, 2021 | Past Events | 0 Comments

4 hours of training tailored to the needs of storytellers in media. Feb 17, 10am -12pm PT and Feb 24, 10am -12pm PT 

An Evening with TV Writer/ Producer Maggie Bandur

by | Jan 28, 2020 | Past Events | 0 Comments

A great evening was had by all last Saturday at our Q&A event with Maggie Bandur. (Malcolm in the Middle, Community, Galivant, Deadly Class) We would like to thank...

Thank you to everyone who attended our sold out event with Jem Garrard!

by | Jan 16, 2020 | Past Events | 0 Comments

Jem Garrard is the creator and showrunner of the space opera, Vagrant Queen, for SYFY.

A Wonderful Q&A With Amy and Tassie Cameron

by | Nov 22, 2019 | Past Events | 0 Comments

Thank you to everyone who attended our sold out Q&A with Amy and Tassie Cameron! For those of you who weren't able to attend, here are a few of the questions they...

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