Canada continues to change and grow and the face of CBC Television will change and grow with the country.
CBC Television is asking for submissions for a half-hour serial drama that will change the pace and face of daytime TV in Canada, Rae Hull, senior director of network programming recently announced.
“The search is on to develop a popular series, with high audience appeal, that will build a loyal and broad audience,” Hull explained. “The concept should portray Canadian life as we see it in our neighbourhoods, with enough spice and intrigue to make it a good fit for daytime.”
The successful concept will also reflect Canada’s unique cultural and geographic diversity.
CBC has a long and proud history of training writers, producers, directors and actors who now work all over the world. This project will continue that legacy. Daytime serials offer an ideal learning experience, and applicants are being asked to indicate how their production will incorporate a training module for emerging writers, directors, actors and others, with specific attention to communities that have been traditionally under represented on TV screens across the nation.
“We’re very excited about this project,” said Slawko Klymkiw, executive director of network programming. “I look forward to hearing about captivating and imaginative concepts that will build new audiences for CBC Television and new opportunities for the Canadian television industry.”
More information can be found at the Daytime Project website: www.cbc.ca/daytimeproject
Submission deadline June 29th.