New Script and Telefilm's "Pitch This" 2015 

Summer 2015. Just finished a new feature screenplay, developed over the past few years but did intensive work on it in Banff this past June at the Leighton Colony, Cardinal Cabin where I understand KD Lang was before me. Great vibes in that round cedar wood structure, so thanks KD. Felt like I was living inside a snail, but a beautiful wooden snail.Had to dig deep and be incredibly patient with my process while continuing to trust and carve my way though the mountain of challenges, confusion…

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coaching Telefilm pitches again 

I will be back coaching some of the feature film pitches for Pitch This - at TIFF on Sept.8, 2014 - this time at the Glen Gould Theatre. In the past I was fortunate to work with two sets of great writers; each team won their respective years - Pat Mills for "Don't Talk to Irene," and "Connor McCreery and Anthony Del Col for "Kill Shakespeare," their proposed feature based on their series of graphic novels. Subsequently enjoyed working with them story-editing the "Kill Shakespeare" feature. Looking forward…

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Have finally been getting back to my feature screenplay composed of seven short screenplays. Challenge is knitting them together, though not too tightly, and being willing to let go of one or two out and replace them when they don't fit. Investigating thematic linking or linking through the main characters to add some cohesion. Some stories are inchoate at this point, others are, well, off the wall. But there are two or three I'm really enjoying. It's heading someplace unexpected, heartfelt, and…

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