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Screenwriter Internship 2022

Screenwriter Internship Program 2022 || Fully-Funded

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Screen Nova Scotia is pleased to announce the call for applications for the first two writers’ rooms of the 2022/23 Screenwriter Internship Program.

This Netflix-sponsored television writing training program is designed to help to emerge to mid-level Nova Scotian screenwriters grow their network, sharpen their professional skills, and bring new perspectives and ideas to the writers’ rooms of established television series across North America.


It is currently accepting applications for two writers’ rooms:

Room #1: Virtual

  • The selected participant will be joining the virtual writers’ room
  • It will be new one-hour female-focused mystery procedural detective series based out of Toronto.
  •  The two-week internship will take place online in mid-May (exact dates TBD).

Room #2: In-Person in Los Angeles

  • Participants will be joining the in-person writers’ room in Los Angeles, California
  • It will be a one-hour serialized reimagining of an original franchise with a focus on an ensemble of teens.
  • Applicants for this room must have a valid passport and be comfortable with traveling.
  • In addition, Screen Nova Scotia covers the cost of flights and accommodation, with a per diem.
  • The two-week internship will take place May 16-27, 2022.


  • local screenwriters’ training
  • industry insight
  • invaluable experience
  • Also, practical knowledge to advance as writers of compelling scripts for television
  • There is no fee to apply
  • The experience will also make you ideal candidates for producers looking for talent to develop projects and writers’ rooms within Nova Scotia.
  • Moreover, Screen Nova Scotia covers the cost of flights and accommodation, with a per diem


  • has experience in or has completed basic education and training in screenwriting, film and television production, film studies, and/or any field related to narrative and story structure
  • Be a resident of Nova Scotia
  • Also, not be enrolled in any full-time school or university program
  • Demonstrate ownership of all underlying rights to their original concept
  • Demonstrate in the support material an understanding of the fundamentals of television screenwriting
  • In addition, be a member in good standing of Screen Nova Scotia
  • this writers’ room is also open to Associate Members who identify as diverse. Please identify this in your application. If you are not yet a member, join HERE.

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Project Submission Requirements

  •  a writing sample for an original, English-language concept for a television series suitable for broadcast.
  • Only concepts in the genres of drama, comedy, and children’s and youth programming are eligible.
  • Projects may be 1/2-hour series, 1-hour series, or mini-series, in either live-action or animation.
  • The following are ineligible:
    1. Feature films
    2. talk shows
    3. game shows
    4. also, reality-based series
    5.  documentary series
    6. news, stand-up
    7. In addition, sketch comedies

Submission Requirements: 

  • A letter of interest and intent describing why you believe this program is right for you, based on your background and career objectives;
  • Also, a resume/CV that includes credits as well as relevant education and training;
  • A current letter of reference (2020-2022) from a recognized screen industry professional;
  • In addition, a writing sample: One script for either a 1-hour or 1/2-hour TV series. Not eligible are feature film scripts, co-written scripts, and spec scripts for existing television series.

How to Apply

Submit the online Application Form HERE along with other required documents.

When submitting, please save all support materials in .PDF format and send them to the mail below with the subject line “2022 Screenwriter Internship Program” and also indicate which room you are applying for (Room #1 or Room #2).

If you are applying for both rooms, please indicate in your application which room would be your preference.

Be sure to submit the online Application Form at the same time.



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline29 April,2022
Open toemerging screenwriter with experience or degree
OrganizerScreen Nova Scotia
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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