CFC and Entertainment One launch Television Adaptation Lab

From a media release:

In their shared commitment to creative storytelling, the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and Entertainment One (eOne) are pleased to announce the creation of the CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab, a unique initiative that aims to workshop and develop pilot scripts based off of underlying literary works and creative properties with strong adaptation potential for a television series.

Set to begin in Toronto in spring 2016, the CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab will focus on the creative concept process, exploring the television form and sharing best practices in adapting content.

Throughout the Lab, selected properties and creators will receive support in developing pilot scripts, on an individual basis, with top-level professionals and international experts, as well as access to a select number of case studies to explore different approaches and opportunities for adapting material to television. With a hands-on approach, the Lab is designed to help participants gain perspective and insights into the adaptation process, while considering which course of action might best serve their properties and set them on an accelerated course for series development.

The CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab is open to Canadian content creators who own the rights to their creative properties, including comedy, theatre, stand up, novels, novellas, graphic novels, short stories, zines, web series, video games –material of all types, originating from anywhere in the world, that has the potential to be adapted into an exciting television series. The Lab is designed to support Canadian creatives and provide them with an opportunity to potentially secure a series deal with eOne, theworld’s leading independent studio.

Applications for the CFC / eOne TV Adaptation Lab open today, and the deadline to apply for the 2016 Lab is January 11, 2016. For more information on the Lab and to apply, please visit: