The PEI Screenwriter’s Bootcamp which took place in May at the Haviland Club in Charlottetown was a hit! The energy from the group of seventeen on the last day was a testimonial to a constructive and exhilarating five days.
The workshop instructors for 2013 were Bill Boyle, Tom Shoebridge and Mark Hand. Producers who came to hear pitches were: Cheryl and Harmony Wagner (Periscope Pictures), Mark Sandiford (Beachwalker Films), Gretha Rose (Cellar Door Productions), Donna Davies (Ruby Tree Films), and Marguerite Pigott (Super Channel). Marguerite Pigott also delivered an impressive two-hour session on pitching. The industry dinner was loads of fun and the lobster meal supplied by Cellar Door Productions was as good as it gets. Part of the wrap activities included a meal provided by BDO Canada and a motivational talk by Gretha Rose of Cellar Door Productions.
WIFT-AT and Cultural Affairs PEI sponsored an extra workshop on screenwriting facilitated by Bill Boyle which took place during The Island Media Arts Festival and was open to the public.