Contra Zoom

43: Toronto Screenwriting Conference 2017

On this week’s episode Dakota Arsenault introduces interviews that Sierra Nutkevitch conducted at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference this year. 

  • Christina Jennings– Chairman & CEO of Shaftesbury. Christina talks about what it is like to take the plunge and follow your passions and the greatness Canada has to offer in terms of content creators. 
  • Michelle Daly– Senior Director of Comedy at CBC.  Michelle talks about what makes Canadian content so great and the abundance of funny women.
  • Courtney Jane Walker– Writer and Producer of Degrassi: Next Class. Courtney talks about how to empower young people, especially young girls and other marginalized people. 
  • Allison Friedman– Director of Development of Color Force. 
  • Corey Mandell– Playwright and UCLA Screenwriting Professor. Corey talks about watching movies both with a critical eye and as a moviegoer. 
  • Special thanks to the good people at the Toronto Screenwriting Conference and Touchwood PR. 
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About author

Music Editor at Live in Limbo and Host of Contra Zoom podcast. Dakota is a graduate of Humber College's Acting for Film and Television. He now specializes in knowing all random trivia. He writes about music, sports and film. Dakota's life goal is visit all baseball stadiums, he's at 7.