The most beneficial thing about the Incubator is that it provides you with a 360-degree look at your project, including story, marketing, cast and budget. Between the instructors and other participants, you get amazing insight as to how your script is working and how to position your film in the marketplace. Geordie Sabbagh, Producer. Read more.
The WIFT-T Development Incubator (June 19-22, 2013) is a national initiative, designed to kickstart market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals.Up to six emerging or mid-career producer/writer teams, with feature length projects in development, receive the opportunity to work with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors.
This intensive four-day incubator examines multiple aspects of feature film development—from writing, to financing, to marketing and distribution—through a series of small group sessions and one-on-one consultations with creative and business experts. Teams receive coaching and feedback instrumental to advancing their feature film projects to the next level.
Finally, the teams are matched with national story editors appropriate to their projects for services resulting in a revised draft within three months of the DI. Participants complete the program once they have submitted a revised script and final business reports.
Janet Crystal Yorga Memorial Bursary
The Janet Crystal Yorga Memorial Bursary supports one producer/writer team residing currently in B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba with at least one female team member (writer or producer). The bursary covers economy round-trip flights and the full program fee.
When | June 19-22, 2013, 9:30am – 5:30pm. View schedule.
Where | Technicolor: 49 Ontario St, Toronto
The 2013 List of Participants:
Geoff Redknapp and Katie Weekley
Production Company: Goonworks Films
Spencer Maybee and Tara Woodbury
Production Company: Alcina Pictures
Script: FIRST COMES LOVE
James Fanizza and Farah Merani
Production Company: Lifeguard Productions
Script: GOODNIGHT, AMHERST
Shaun Boyd and Sharon Lewis
Production Company: urbansoul Inc
Lea Nakonechny and Simon Nakonechny
Production Company: Arid Sea Films
Script: NOWHERE ROAD
Marie Clements and Elizabeth Yake
Production Company: True west Films
Script: RED SNOW
Script: SEX WITH THE PERFECT STRANGER