COHORT: ENTRY & EMERGING
SKILLS: INDUSTRY SKILLS | RESUME BUILDING | CREATIVE

Not offered in 2017.

About the Program:

The Development Incubator is an intensive 4-day program that immerses participants in key aspects of feature film development, including writing, financing, marketing and distribution.

Up to six teams of emerging or mid-career producer/writer teams with feature length projects in development, receive the opportunity to work in small group sessions or one-on-one with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors.

Teams receive coaching and feedback instrumental to advancing their market-driven feature film projects to the next level and are matched with national story editors appropriate to their projects,  resulting in a revised draft within three months of the program.

Read Q&A with past participants

Benefits:

  • Small group sessions on script, development, financing, distribution & marketing
  • Case studies on development, co-productions, and financing
  • Teams are matched with an international or national story editor to take the script to a second draft (usually 3 months of contact)
  • Strengthened stories through editing sessions, and development of a more marketable script with stronger character and narrative arc

Questions?

For more information contact:

Laurie Januska
Head of Programming
416.322.3430 ext. 222

Kathryn Taylor
Program & Special Events Coordinator
416.322.3430 ext. 228


Past Participants: 

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

'Best film training I've ever received'
"The WIFT Development Incubator was simply the best film training I've ever received. My producer and I got a unique chance to analyze our feature project from multiple points of view. In 4 days, I learned more about the film industry than the previous 4 years. I know that sounds crazy, but it's true." Bobby Del Rio, Director/Writer (DI 2014)
'Best value'
"This was a game-changing experience that on the practical side would have cost thousands in out-of-pocket expenses." Kirsten Carthew, Writer & Pablo Saravanja, Producer (DI 2014) .