Kids TV Writing Bootcamp

Participants wrote their first kids' sample scripts with weekly deadlines and peer-to-peer notes. The workshop included: 

  • A beat pitching workshop with John May, BAFTA and Emmy award-winner Jocelyn Stevenson (Fraggle Rock, Magic Schoolbus, Sesame Street) and Mike McPhaden (Bruno & Boots, Degrassi, Rusty Rivets)

  • Live interactive Q&A sessions with Shelley Hoffman, Robert Pincombe, WGC Award-winner Cole Bastedo (Degrassi: The Next Generation, The Stanley Dynamic, Mr Young), Matt Schiller (Degrassi:The Next Generation, Big Top Academy, Backstage), Corey Liu (Mysticons, The Next Step, Dino Dana) and several  additional senior-level guests 

  • A meet & greet mixer with kid's TV production companies and one-on-one meetings with broadcaster executives


Bootcamp's organizing team: Nathalie Younglai (16 Hudson, Magic School bus Rides Again), Jay Vaidya (Odd Squad, Dino Dana, 16 Hudson), Adeela Ahmad and Sarah Goodman (The Detail, Porch Stories).