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TV Writing Workshop With Ins Choi

By March 9, 2024March 30th, 2024No Comments

FascinAsian Film Festival is delighted once again to host playwright and television writer, Ins Choi, creator of KIM’S CONVENIENCE, for a special event in Calgary.

Where: Calgary, Central Public Library | When: May 2 (12-6PM) & May 3 (10-5PM)

In this two-day intensive, hands-on workshop, Ins Choi will lead nine participants through the process of writing half-hour sitcoms.

This free workshop seeks to demystify the process of writing for television by leading participants through the nuts and bolts of a TV writer’s room, including: pitching ideas, developing stories, outlining and scripting. This collaborative workshop provides participants with the tools and feel of a writer’s room. Previous chosen participants come from the world of playwriting, sketch comedy, improv, fiction or screenwriting. Nine participants will be chosen through the application process.

To be eligible, applicants must self-identify as part of the BIPOC community. The goal is to provide development opportunities to this specific under-represented group.

To apply for the workshop, please include the following in a singular PDF format:

  • A CV
  • A one-page cover letter introducing yourself and why you want to be part of the workshop
  • A ten-page sample of original writing consisting mostly of dialogue

Chosen participants will additionally receive a Super Pass to the Calgary festival and festival swag!

Applications open Monday, March 11th, and close on Monday, April 8th at midnight (MST).