BC Applications to the 2023 Scripted Series Lab Open July 25th, 2022

(VANCOUVER, July 18, 2022) – After the successful delivery of a completely redesigned fourth edition of the Scripted Series Lab, and the resounding success of the PSP Summit as a consultant, we are saddened to announce that Alison Fraser has decided to focus on program delivery and executive leadership with a national scope through her consultancy KAF Consulting Group.

Fraser introduced brand new story editing, script punch-up, story coordinating and revamped mentorship modules to the 15-week training program, in addition to a full roster of events. Several of the participants in the Pacific Screenwriting Program (PSP) during her yearlong tenure have earned spots in BC writers’ rooms, including Scott Button and Mostafa Shaker on FAMILY LAW; Tammy Tsang on an unannounced AAA video game in development and the web series HEY CUZZIN; and Manny Mahal is in post-production on a documentary with CBC.

Fraser is grateful to the PSP for reigniting her passion for the industry. She is actively developing national programs focused on eradicating pervasive barriers to entry for Black and Indigenous creators, continues serving on several boards in the creative industries, and returns to Executive MBA studies in the fall.

“It is absolutely crucial that we all work together to amplify the voices of underrepresented groups to ensure they have full and unencumbered access to the networks, resources and skills needed to succeed in the screen-based industries across the country,” says Fraser, the founder of KAF Consulting Group. “Inclusion and diversity are not a fleeting trend, this is our new reality.”

PSP Chair Brian Hamilton added: “We congratulate Alison on her successes and share her belief in the importance of amplifying under-represented voices, which is part of the core mission of the PSP.”

Heading into its fifth year, the Scripted Series Lab combines real-world story room experience, mentorship, workshops and information sessions to equip writers in British Columbia with the skills, experience and connections necessary to establish a sustainable career in the province’s dynamic screen-based industry. Applications for the 2023 Scripted Series Lab will open on July 25th, 2022.

About the Pacific Screenwriting Program

The Pacific Screenwriting Program was established in 2018 with the goal of building a vibrant screenwriter community in British Columbia. Based in Vancouver, the not-for-profit organization provides support and career advancement to BC-based film and television writers at all levels, while generating a deep and sustainable pool of local talent for BC-based series and films.