Movie Central and the National Screen Institute Announce Inaugural Projects Selected for Script to Screen

Movie Central and the National Screen Institute Announce Inaugural Projects 
Selected for Script to Screen 
WHISTLER, BC, Nov. 30, 2012 /CNW/ - Corus Entertainment and the National 
Screen Institute - Canada (NSI) announce today the inaugural five projects 
selected for Script to Screen, a development fund partnership with Corus' 
Western Canada pay TV service, Movie Central and the Winnipeg-based NSI. The 
selected applicants were announced at the Whistler Film Festival and Summit 
following the application process which started in June. Script to Screen will 
provide the Canadian screenwriters with robust funding, creative support and 
industry guidance to fully develop feature film concepts. 
"We were overwhelmed with the quality of Canadian talent that submitted 
projects and, as we hoped,Script to Screenis connecting with fresh voices 
in the film community,"said Jocelyn Hamilton,Vice President, Original 
Programming, Kids, Comedy, Drama, Corus Entertainment."With the NSI, we look 
forward toproviding support and guidance to theselected projects and 
creatingfully formed scripts ready for packaging." 
"Script to Screen has been an exciting venture and NSI has enjoyed 
collaborating with Movie Central to introduce this new program," said Melissa 
Kajpust, Director of Programming, National Screen Institute. "The calibre of 
submissions was extraordinary and I thank all the writers who applied. I am 
delighted with the final five projects and look forward to working with these 
talented individuals over the next year." 
The Script to Screen initiative provides hands-on involvement with Movie 
Central's expertise; shepherding scripts from film treatment to a polished, 
production-ready script with market viability. Through the partnership with 
NSI, selected candidates will also benefit from the learning and development 
expertise provided by this renowned Canadian film, television and digital 
media training school. 
The following are names of the projects and screenwriter(s) selected for this 
year's Script to Screen initiative: 
Here I Go Again by Pat Mills (Ontario)  Pat Mills is an award-winning 
filmmaker. An alumnus of the NSI (NSI Drama Prize, NSI Features First, NSI 
Totally Television), his teen series Amnesia Girl went into development and 
his feature comedy Don't Talk To Irene won the Pitch THIS! competition at the 
Toronto International Film Festival. Recently, it has been selected to 
participate in the 2012 CFC Telefilm Canada Comedy Exchange. 
Joanna Makes a Friend by Ben Rollo (British Columbia) Ben Rollo is a graduate 
of the University of Victoria's Writing program. His short film, Joanna Makes 
a Friend, directed by longtime friend and collaborator Jeremy Lutter, has 
played at film festivals around the world, and won the MPPIA award at the 2010 
Whistler Film Festival. 
My Other Life by Julian Doucet (Quebec)
Julian is a 2010 graduate of the CFC's Television Primetime program. He worked 
as a Junior Story Editor on the inaugural season of Bomb Girls. He has series 
in development with CCi, Carte Blanche and Aetios Productions. As a Story 
Consultant he's worked for CTV, Frantic Films, Carte Blanche, the CFC, the 
Stratford Festival and the Tarragon Theatre.In 2010 Julian received a Bell 
Media Banff Fellowship. Julian is the voice of the Ottawa Transit System.He 
has a daily audience of 370,000. 
Rip My Heart Out by Daniel Hogg (British Columbia) Daniel Hogg has enjoyed a 
banner year in 2012, being selected to NSI Drama Prize (Floodplain, in 
production), a second Leo nomination, a Praxis Screenplay finalist berth and 
two production grants. He is also a University of Victoria and UCLA 
Professional Program alum. 
Sleeping Dog Lie by Thomas Michael (Ontario) and Paolo Mancini (Ontario)
Paolo is an actor and screenwriter originally from Aylmer, Quebec. At 17, he 
was one of the leads and head writers for the hit comedy series Y B Normal? 
Past screenwriting credits include Greg & Gentillon; cult hit Hank and Mike, 
starring alongside Joe Mantegna; and Running Mates, starring opposite Henry 
Winkler. Thomas is an award-winning writer, actor, and filmmaker.At 17, he 
created the Comedy Network cult comedy series, Y B Normal?He has since made 
three feature films: Greg & Gentillon; Hank and Mike and Running Mates. He is 
currently developing a series for ABC and CTV. 
To view the complete release, please visit Movie Central's press site at 
http://mediacentre.corusent.com. 
Owen McCorquodale Corus 
Entertainment (416) 479-6068 
owen.mccorquodale@corusent.com  
Lauren MacDiarmid National Screen Institute (204) 957-2999 
lauren.macdiarmid@nsi-canada.ca 
SOURCE: Movie Central 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2012/30/c5173.html 
CO: Corus Entertainment Inc.
ST: Ontario
NI: TVNEWS FILM ENT  
-0- Nov/30/2012 18:30 GMT
 
 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.