The Canadian Film Centre and Bell Media are pleased to welcome ABC Signature Studios as the new associate sponsor of the highly touted Bell Media Prime Time TV program. ABC Signature spearheads development and production in premium and basic cable,emerging platforms and off-cycle, direct-to-series programming. Their presence as both a sponsor and U.S. studio partner will directly benefit the Program and its participants, ensuring vital support for the Canadian production industry.
“Our prime time TV program attracts and helps nurture some of the most exciting voices working in TV,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CEO, CFC. “We are thrilled that ABC Signature recognizes the high level of talent coming out of the program and is committed to providing them with additional opportunities as our associate sponsor.”
“We are delighted to welcome ABC Signature as an associate sponsor of this invaluable program,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “Their additional support will allow us to partner in providing important tools for writers and creators to succeed in an increasingly demanding television industry.”
The Bell Media Prime Time TV Program, presented in association with ABC Signature delivers a real world story room experience, an intense professional and project development process for six to eight TV writers a year. Participants spend three months working on an original series intended for the marketplace under the mentorship of an experienced creator/showrunner delivering a rigorous story room experience while building strong collaborative team skills and creative partnerships. During the remaining two months, participants develop their own original series concept through a series of workshops and story sessions while also being exposed to key industry players through business and marketplace meetings.
“As the competition in our landscape gets more fierce, talentedwriters become more scarce. Partnering with CFC became an obvious target for us given their proven track record identifying up and coming talent and incubating compelling ideas”, said Tracy Underwood, SVP ABC Signature. “We’re thrilled to meet and help develop these exciting new voices.”
The 2023/17 Program is set to begin in September 2023.