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Television Heavyweights And Industry Leaders Tune In For Inaugural Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp

CFC [1]The three participants in the inaugural Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp land in Los Angeles this week tobell media [2] meet with some of television’s most coveted creative minds. The Canadian Film Centre [1] and Bell Media [2] have announced the mentors and guests for the Los Angeles (Feb. 20-24) and Toronto (Feb. 6-17) modules of the program. The Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp is a new initiative designed to equip experienced TV writers with the knowledge and management skills necessary to become successful showrunners.

As previously announced, the participants of the Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp are:

Mentors/guests joining for the L.A. module of the Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp are:

Network Heavyweights:

As well as:

Packaging Agents:

Previously providing their expertise in the Toronto portion of the Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp were:


As well as:

Along with casting directors Marissa Richmond, Stephanie Gorin and Post Production Supervisor Paul Ackerly

“Canada made me,” acknowledged guest Hart Hanson, Creator/Executive Producer for ‘Bones’ and ‘The Finder’. “Every significant lesson I learned as a writer I learned in Canada, either at school, in an internship, working for Canadian production companies, or writing scripts for Canadian networks. I am proud to have the opportunity to pay that debt down in some small measure by taking part in the laudable Showrunner Bootcamp under the auspices of the Canadian Film Centre.”

The Bell Media Showrunner Bootcamp is an individually tailored program that focuses with precision on the special talents, abilities and challenges of each participant. The program will build on leadership skills, provide practical exposure to the producing side of the equation, and empower participants to confidently take on all of the challenges and responsibilities of showrunning. The participants will engage with top showrunners, key network executives, producers and other top-notch talent to expand their professional networks and take their showrunning skills to the next level.