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January 7, 2022

WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program

 The WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program is a professional development initiative focused on experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities. This program will support a maximum of 12 individuals seeking to advance their careers in episodic television or feature film through the development of a specific project; mentorship and community-building opportunities; and connections to and industry knowledge from WarnerMedia executives and creators.

This program is a multi-year initiative supported by WarnerMedia and administered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, in collaboration with Telefilm Canada. 

CLOSE: January 7, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Local Time

The Academy believes that “we are the stories we tell,” and as such, the media establishment has an obligation to ensure that every media professional has the opportunity to share their story and fully participate in the industry. We are committed to addressing systemic racism and fostering inclusion in our own practices, while advocating for and building equity within the larger Canadian media ecosystem. Learn more about the initiatives in Equity & Inclusion that the Academy is dedicated to here.

Established in 2020, WarnerMedia Access Canada elevates, activates, and connects Canadian talent from communities that have been historically marginalized with global opportunities and global audiences. This suite of above- and below-the-line initiatives builds on WarnerMedia’s relationships with creators, craftspeople and technicians of all genders and abilities from communities including Indigenous, Black, and racialized groups, people with disabilities, and members of LGBTQ2+ and Francophone members of the aforementioned communities. WarnerMedia Access Canada values the undervalued and celebrates the underrepresented -- all to bring the best and most promising talent in Canada to the world.


 This program is designed to support writers from underrepresented communities: Indigenous, Black, racialized groups, people with disabilities, LGBTQ2IA+ and Francophone members of the aforementioned communities. Applications and scripts can be submitted and developed in English or French, but the program sessions and communication are solely in English.

For more information, please review the program Rules & Regulations and FAQs. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email programs@academy.ca