Jennica Harper is a Vancouver-based TV writer/producer. Recent credits include Season 2 of Cardinal for CTV, the ABC thriller Somewhere Between and the fourth and final season of Motive. Jennica also wrote and produced on the hit kids comedies Some Assembly Required for YTV and Netflix for which she won a WGC Screenwriting Award, and Mr. Young for YTV and Disney XD.
After discussing the return of Private Eyes, The Next Step and other items on the Calendar, we analyze CBC’s new programs for the upcoming broadcast season including 21 Thunder, Burden of Proof, Frankie Drake, Caught and Little Dog. Finally, we break down the CRTC’s latest decision and whether Canadian broadcasters will use it to opt out of new scripted programming in the future.
Lisa Rose Snow is an award-winning filmmaker and performer who was raised by the ocean and now resides in Toronto. Since graduating from the Canadian Film Centre’s Writers’ Lab and participating in the Reykjavik Film Festival’s Talent Lab, she has been busy working in television writing rooms on Frontier (Netflix), Ten Days in the Valley (ABC) and Little Dog (CBC). Snow is currently co-writing an episode of The Stone Diaries which is in development with HalFire Entertainment, and working on developing two of her own series – Tongues and Over Easy.
In 2013, Snow won a Wave Award during WIFT Atlantic’s ‘Women Making Waves Conference’, the first time this award has ever been given to an emerging artist. She’s passionate about championing women and underrepresented voices on screen, and has been honoured to mentor under Sherry White, Tassie Cameron, Michelle Lovretta and Thom Fitzgerald.
Note: ABC announced Ten Days in the Valley will air Sunday nights this fall. Check out the trailer.
Jane Maggs is a writer from Newfoundland living in Toronto. As a playwright, Jane has been produced in Toronto, Newfoundland and her work has been invited to be part of such workshops as the Banff Playwrights Colony and the Tarragon Theatre Playwrights Unit. Maggs is a 2011 screenwriting graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Feature Film program, and has been writing for film and TV ever since. She just completed the first season of the CBC drama Bellevue which she was co-creator, co-showrunner and writer of six episodes.
Jane is currently development on a couple of projects with her sister Adriana Maggs with Shaftesbury Films adapting the popular Aimée Leduc novel series for TV, and working on a half-hour comedy for CBC. Maggs’ feature Goalie that she also co-wrote with her sister is set for a fall 2017 production. Jane is also working on a couple of new project ideas with Adrienne Mitchell, with whom she created Bellevue.