Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2016 Day 2

  The creativity and writing began early as day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference got underway this morning with showrunner Stephen Falk (Orange is the New Black, Weeds, and You’re the Worst) took to the stage to talks about how to break a season, or specifically how he and his writer’s room, break a…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2016 Day One

  Not that I need a break from Hot Docs yet, if ever, but there is a lot going on this weekend, and Sue and I were delighted to be invited back for our fourth time to cover the Toronto Screenwriting Conference. The conference is always amazing, and Sue and I start with the best…

Girls: Season 4

  Releasing today from HBO on Blu-Ray and DVD is Lena Dunham’s captivating and entertaining series, that follows, Hannah (Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) a group of twenty-somethings that are trying to get their lives not only sorted, but started. Thanks to HBO, I’ve been with the series since…

Vikings Season 3

  Season 3 of this Canadian-Irish co-production, shot in gorgeous Ireland, debuts on DVD & Blu-Ray today. To this date, I hadn’t seen seasons one or two, there just never seems to be enough time in the day. But when Season 3 was delivered to me, I was more than happy to dive into the…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2015: Day 2

  Sue and I tackled day 2 of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference at Daniels Spectrum today, and through the course of the day started to come up with the bare bones of a short film we’d like to do, and my brain broke a story that I’ve been thinking about as three sperate tales but…

Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2013

The 4th annual Toronto Screenwriting Conference got underway yesterday at Ryerson and was a fantastic experience for Sue and myself. Featuring a who’s who of film and television writing, the weekend covers almost every conceivable angle of the screenwriting process, from series pitch,to punching up dialogue to sharing in the process. At the center of…

Toronto Library’s Writer In Residence Program

  One of the many wonderful things about the Toronto Public Library system is their Writer In Residence program. I’d never heard of it until a friend pointed me in that direction last year, just in time to get an except of Carving The Light submitted to the woman who was the WIR that time,…