PRLog - Jan. 28, 2010 - REGINA, Saskatchewan -- The Drama Prize is a market-driven film training program for emerging Canadian filmmakers. Four teams are selected each year to take part in the program and Rusted Pyre managed to make it’s way to the top of over 60 submissions for the prize.
The team is comprised of a Writer (Audet) , director (Laurence Cohen) and producer (CSSC’s David Cormican). Each team will attend a week long boot camp and training sessions while accessing some of this countries top professional industry contacts.
“I’m just blown away”, says Cormican. “To be able to bring Daniel to Winnipeg (NSI) for this kind of experience is exactly what the CSSC is all about: championing screen writers and getting their work produced and in front of audiences”.
Successful teams receive $10,000 in cash and $30,000 in services towards the production of their short film (under 10 minutes) under the guidance and mentorship of senior industry professionals. The boot camp will see all three members of the Rusted Pyre team flown to Winnipeg in March to participate in the week-long intensive.
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About The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition (CSSC)
The Canadian Short Screenplay Competition, administered by Year of the Skunk Productions (Regina), and established in 2008, is the premiere script contest for short film screenplays. CSSC is the single-most competitive, prestigious, short screenplay festival in Canada, a champion for screenwriters everywhere and a launching pad for writers’ professional careers.
About the National Screen Institute
NSI, a non-profit organization with headquarters in Winnipeg, is Canada's national film, television and digital media training school for writers, directors and producers. Training is anchored in the philosophy that the best way to learn is by doing.