Advice for Emerging Writers, and 5 Trends You Should Know About

If any one knows what’s happening in the world of television, it’s Film Production grad Mohamad El Masri. Starting out as a Writing Assistant on Showcase’s Continuum and currently the Head of Creative Development at Simon Barry and Stephen Hegyes’ Reality Distortion Field, Mohamad is truly in the creative trenches.

We asked him to write about his post-graduation journey and to offer his perspective on the top 5 TV trends happening right now.

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Ottawa International Animation Festival

In a month’s time, from September 17-21, Ottawa will fully embrace the world of animation once again.

The Ottawa International Animation Festival has grown exponentially since it was founded in 1976. It started with 400 submissions and has grown to include a staggering 2,033 entries from 70 different countries this year. Yes, Ottawa is definitely the place to be in September!

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The Girl Behind the Galaxy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ever since Guardians of the Galaxy obliterated the box office – earning more than 90 million opening weekend, thank-you-very-much – tongues started wagging. But it wasn’t just Chris Pratt (Check out this unbelievably sweet article, by the way), or the rhetoric of revenge-driven Drax that took over the internet. Let’s back up, shall we?

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Writers Take the Reel

All My Pants - Behind the Scenes“All My Pants”: left to right – Dan Christensen (co-writer and producer), Reggie Henke (puppeteer), Shelley Stein-Wotten (co-writer and producer)

If you’re in Vancouver and you’re looking for something to do on Monday night (August 11), might we suggest an evening of short films?

The Rio Theatre will be showcasing five fantastic shorts and one web series that span multiple genres, including dark comedy, soap opera parody, sci-fi romance, and international social drama.

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