Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program

Corus and the Banff World Media Festival are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program. Attracting writers from across Canada, the 2020 cohort will receive:

  • A premium pass to BANFF 2020 Virtual Edition with access to panels, keynotes, master classes and networking opportunities
  • Virtual mentorship opportunities with key development executives
  • Placement in the story department of a Canadian primetime series
  • Complimentary registration and travel to BANFF 2021

“We had a purposeful approach this year for underrepresented writers from a wide range of backgrounds with unique and diverse stories to tell,” said Lisa Godfrey, Vice President, Original Programming, Corus Entertainment. “The caliber of submissions we receive every year makes the selection decision very challenging and this year was no exception – our five Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program recipients truly reflect fresh perspectives as emerging storytellers for our industry.”

The 2020 recipients are Michael Hanley, Lynn Rafferty, Ian Steaman, Rebecca Grenier, and Gordie Lucius.