1. No Due Date: Keeping Dramas Fresh


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    Laurie Finstad Knizhnik (Durham County), Molly Newman (Brothers and Sisters) and Davhi Waller (Mad Men) join moderator Helen du Toit to discuss No Due Date: Keeping Dramas Fresh at the 2009 edition of the Film & TV Forum.

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    • VIFF Forum 2012 - Creating Sci-Fi Story Worlds


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      Great writing often benefits from limitations: be they of medium, budget, genre, etc. In today’s SFX-at-your-fingertips TV environment, writers creating sci-fi story worlds are free to let their imaginations roam. What do writers unfettered by constraints do when the limitations are removed and does this infinite canvas affect story, character or plot? How do they map out season arcs when plot turns could literally take them anywhere they want to go? Our writers take us along on their own journey from concept to pilot as they share the ideas they’ve discarded and the discoveries they’ve made in crafting their unique stories. Sponsored by IATSE 891 Moderator: Simon Barry, Creator, Continuum Guest Speakers Amy Berg, Writer, Eureka Jane Espenson, Writer, Once Upon a Time

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      • VIFF 2013 Media Conference


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        The 32nd annual Vancouver International Film Festival Sept. 26 - Oct. 11, 2013, is one of the largest film festivals in North America. Over a 150,000 film fans enjoy a dynamic roster of more than 350 films from 70 countries. Considered one of the most accessible and friendly festivals, the 16-day annual celebration of film features renowned Canadian, Asian, International and award-winning films as well as Documentaries from around the globe. Full details at VIFF.org (Thank you to Brendan Prost and Alina Ilyasova for the footage).

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        • Companion Series in a Digital Universe - Sept 28th 2012 VIMEO


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          Today’s savvy TV producers are well aware that as transmedia continues to grow in popularity, a multiplatform approach is essential to audience building for new or existing TV series. Now benchmarks of excellence are already being set by the very minds that are successfully straddling multiple platforms in their transmedia story-telling. Led by Smokebomb Entertainment, the digital division of Shaftesbury, let’s meet the team behind a series of successful convergent extensions and companion web series to the popular Murdoch Mysteries TV series. Find out how the team’s willingness to ’play’, their ability to work within budget constraints and their capacity to develop creative techniques resulted in some award-winning on-line campaigns for the extensions Murdoch Mysteries: The Curse of the Lost Pharaohs, The Murdoch Effect and the yet-to-be-released transmedia experience to support Season VI of the series. Sponsored by BC Film + Media. Guest speakers: Cal Coons, Writer, Murdoch Mysteries Jay Bennett, Creative Director, SmokeBomb Michelle Ricci, Writer, The Murdoch Effect

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