Thursday, January 17, 2008

Call to production companies: children's, animation, drama and non-fiction/documentary

From Page to Screen
February 28, 2008 at The Arts and Letters Club, Toronto
Application Deadline - February 6, 2008 by 5:00 PM

This event has been created to promote the adaptation of Canadian fiction, non-fiction and children's literature published by Ontario publishers to the big and small screens. It will provide a forum for Canadian film and television producers to meet with Canadian-owned, Ontario-based publishers in one-on-one scheduled meetings followed at the end of the day with a networking reception for participants. Applications are invited from production companies working in one or more of the following: children's, animation, drama and non-fiction/documentary.

Attached is the application form for interested producers to complete. Please note the following:

  • Companies must be Canadian-owned, Ontario-based. Producers must be Ontario residents, with Canadian citizenship.
  • Producers must have at least two producer credits on films, series, or one-offs that have been theatrically distributed or broadcast.
  • Space for publisher meetings is limited to 20 production companies, with a limit of 2 executives per company.
  • Priority for selection of participants will be given to applicants who have previous experience optioning book rights and adapting published work for the screen.

There will be a catalogue created for this event which will include corporate profiles and contact information on attending producers and publishers, as well as specific titles included for each publisher.

Registration for From Page to Screen is complimentary. Please note that the event agenda is primarily brokered one-on-one meetings. Given the space limitation it is expected that selected participants will be able to attend this event and meet with publishers as arranged. Individual meeting schedules will be provided prior to the date of the event. These meetings will take place in the afternoon on February 28, 2008.

There will be a networking reception at the end of the day to allow for additional informal relationship-building between From Page to Screen participants.

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