Corus Entertainment launches 2022 Corus Apprentice Program and Banff World Media Festival
This Year’s Program Focused on Supporting Writers from Underrepresented Communities Interested in the Young Adult Scripted Genre
Corus Entertainment and the Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) announced that the submission process for the 2022 Corus Apprentice Program: Young Adult Scripted launches March 9.
The focus of this year’s Program is to seek out writers from underrepresented communities interested in young adult live-action television scripting.
In order to apply to the program, candidates are required to submit a resume, a letter of intent that speaks to their commitment to the young adult scripted space and two letters of recommendation from Canadian film and television professionals. In addition, a spec script for either a half-hour or one-hour existing show, or an original concept script is also required. Aspiring writers from underrepresented communities, with a strong desire to write in the young adult space, are encouraged to apply.
Selected candidates of the 2022 Corus Apprentice Program: Young Adult Scripted will receive a full-access pass to BANFF 2022 from June 12 – June 15, and a two-week internship opportunity in the writer’s room of a Corus-supported young adult live-action production between June 2022 and June 2023.
The submission process is open until Monday, April 11, 2022.
“Our Corus Apprentice Program is a key tenet of our approach to foster the creative pipeline and support underrepresented voices and perspectives in Canada,” said Colin Bohm, Executive Vice President, Content and Corporate Strategy, Corus Entertainment. “As a content creator and commissioner, we value and recognize the importance of great storytelling and with this year’s focus, we are advancing fresh new diverse voices into writer’s rooms for the young adult genre.”
“For years now the Corus Apprentice Program has included some of the most talented new voices in our industry,” said Jenn Kuzmyk, Executive Director, Banff World Media Festival. “We look forward to continuing the legacy of this inspiring program with our partners at Corus, and indeed to hosting this year’s cohort of writers – in person – in the Canadian Rockies.”
For more information about the 2022 Corus Apprentice Program: Young Adult Scripted and submission requirements, please click here.