From a media release:
The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) has announced the five winners of the fourth annual Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award, a mentorship and bursary program created to support emerging and mid-level screenwriters from diverse backgrounds through mentorship, networking with Canadian television professionals, and exposure to leaders in the field of screen-based writing.
To achieve this objective, each of the five winners — Nisha Khan (HONEY), Cheyenne Lynn (HOWL), Kiley May (DISCLOSURE), Clint Murphy (THE ROAD HOME), and Julia Skikavich (SURVIVORS B.S) — will receive a complimentary registration for the 2021 Toronto Screenwriting Conference, and a complimentary digital download of Final Draft, the TSC’s official screenwriting software. The winners will also join veteran Canadian producer/writer Al Magee (founder of Magee TV) for several networking events, with each receiving a one-on-one three-month mentorship with senior Canadian screenwriting professionals Alejandro Alcoba, Noelle Carbone, Marsha Greene, Duana Taha, and Eva Thomas.
The 2020 Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award winners were chosen based on submissions that included the following four criteria: one concept for an original series or feature film, one writing sample, a letter of interest and intent, and a letter of reference.
The TSC and Magee TV extend their congratulations to this year’s five finalists: Nneka Eleh (MAPLE HIGH), Anthony Faria (BRAND NEW SPECIES), Keisha Prince (BEING KEISHA), Alix Markman (REVENANT), and Anthony Tran (GAYSIANS).
The Toronto Screenwriting Conference (TSC) is an annual two-day weekend event of networking, masterclasses, workshops, and panels from the entertainment industry’s top professionals. The TSC hosts over 450 professional screenwriters, showrunners, producers, and creative executives working in television, film, and digital media. Over the past decade, the TSC has become an established conference for working creative talent to hone their craft, network with fellow writers and producers, and get noticed through our awards, mentorships, and bursaries which serve to nurture emerging to mid-career talent.
Magee TV: Toronto-based production company Magee TV has dedicated years of commitment to innovation in lifestyle, half hour scripted comedy, new documentary and docu-soap formats for the specialty channels. The company’s process is guided by three key core values: Authenticity, Relevance and Spectacle. Magee TV’s work is authentic to its subject matter and produced with integrity, relevance, and an eye toward spectacle to make sure it sparkles.