events: Exchange For Change, writers workshop, Toronto, February 24

Here’s an interesting event that came to me via Warren Leonhardt.

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE: screen/media writers workshop & benefit fundraiser

Writer and Canadian Film Centre alumnus Elize Morgan has joined with Karen Walton and Ink Canada (a great place for all things Canadian Film/TV and Writing) to create a fund-raising event for writers. This is going to be a PWYC event to raise funds for Global Agents for Change for a 2000 km bicycle sprint-in-a-month across Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. Morgan hopes to raise money to help fund microcredit loans and raise awareness on world poverty

The workshops will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the Lillian H. Smith branch, Toronto Public Library 239 College Street.

 

EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE BENEFIT WORKSHOPS
6 Sessions, 1 Day – Pay What You Can, Toronto!

New or pro, come down and show your support for 6 talks about great storytelling, with multiple-award winning, local pro Writers, Producers & Directors of traditional film, television & digital media content … who are donating their time for a good cause – the fight against world poverty. Schedule below.

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SCHEDULE & OUR GENEROUS GUESTS
(we’re still adding guest-speakers so check back on the Event Page for updates!)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=115458335130943

9:30 – 10:00
Doors Open/each session is first-come first seated each session

10:00-11:00
CROSS-PLATFORM CREATORS: TRANS/ONLINE MEDIA STORYTELLING
Dialogue with:

Scott Albert (Team Leader, Job Review with a Vampire)

Christopher Guest (Team Leader, Job Review with a Vampire)

Chris Bolton (Creator/Showrunner/Wr/Dir/Star, Rent-A-Goalie)

Recommended for everyone curious online creation as well as pro traditional film & television makers

11:15 – 12:15
SHORT-FORM PRODUCTION: WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE IT WELL
Dialogue with:

Kerry Young (CFC Shorts & BravoFACT Producer, Chili & Cheese: A Condimental Rift, Cursing Hanley, Green)

Kelly Harms (co-wr/dir Cursing Hanley, Green, The OUtlaws of Missouri)

Recommended for aspiring creators on short-form online content, filmmakers, & film students

1:00 – 2:00
IN THE WRITERS ROOM: TV STORY COORDINATORS & STAFF WRITING
Dialogue with:

Andrew De Angelis (18 to Life)

Alex Levine (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate SG:1; Story Editor: The Border)

Filip Vukcevic (Wingin’ It)

Recommended for new & experienced writers aspiring to work in dramatic television

2:15 – 3:00
THE ART OF ADAPTATION: FROM BIO PICS TO BOOKS/Film & TV
Dialogue with

Semi Chellas
(TV – Creator, Executive Prd, Writer; The Eleventh Hour, wr; Of Murder and Memory, wr; Being Erica, Filmmaker, performer, screenwriter; Three Stories From the End of Everything, Picture Claire )

Karen Walton
(tv/writer; The Many Trials of One Jane Doe, Heart: The Marilyn Bell Story, film/wr: The Pornographer’s Poem, My Present Age, Ginger Snaps)

Recommended for producers, writers & directors working from existing material, in film or television

3:15 – 4:15
CREATING & RUNNING ORIGINAL TELEVISION SERIES

Graeme Manson
(wr/pdr; Rent a Goalie, wr: The Bridge, The Crazy Canucks, Lucky Girl; film/wr; Cube, Rupert’s Land)

Denis McGrath
(wr/prd Across the River to Motor City, The Border, wr; The Republic of Doyle, SGU Stargate Universe, Rent-A-Goalie, Blood Ties)

Peter Mohan
(Exec Prod/Creator/wr; Blood Ties, co-Exec Prod/wr; The Bridge, wr Mutant X, Lost Girl etc etc etc etc),

Recommended for new writers & producers, writers & directors interested in creating great television

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EXCHANGE FOR CHANGE IS
a brainchild of inkie ELIZE MORGAN (writer/CFC alum/CRUSHING IT scribe) to raise funds for
THE GLOBAL AGENTS FOR CHANGE & awareness for her charity cycling marathon in Europe for the cause, this summer.

This is Elize’s blog on her campaign:
http://bike4change.wordpress.com/

This is Elize’s Twitter account for her campaign:
http://twitter.com/biking4change