CORUS ENTERTAINMENT AND THE BANFF WORLD MEDIA FESTIVAL ANNOUNCE THE 2018 RECIPIENTS OF THE CORUS WRITER’S APPRENTICE PROGRAM

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TORONTO, May 31, 2018Corus and the Banff World Media Festival are pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program. Attracting experienced writers from across Canada each year, the 2018 recipients are invited to BANFF on a full-access pass to benefit from the extensive networking during the Festival, as well as participate in a two-week internship opportunity in the writer’s room of a current Canadian series.

The 2018 Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program recipients are:

Laura Good (Vancouver, BC)
Elize Morgan (Toronto, ON)
Ian MacIntyre (Toronto, ON)
Jason Packer (Toronto, ON)
Jennifer Siddle (Toronto, ON)

“Every year, the judging team is tasked and challenged with selecting only five recipients from a submission pool of strong and accomplished writers,” said Barbara Williams, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Corus. “This year was no exception, and we are thrilled to have new Canadian creative talent join the Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program roster as we continue to support new voices in our industry. Congratulations to the 2018 recipients!”

The Banff World Media Festival takes place from June 10 to 13, 2018 in Banff, Alberta.

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About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that creates and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. The company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses 44 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a global content business, digital assets, live events, children’s book publishing, animation software, technology and media services. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY®, Showcase, National Geographic, Q107, CKNW, Fresh Radio, Disney Channel Canada, YTV and Nickelodeon Canada. Visit Corus at www.corusent.com.

About the Banff World Media Festival
The Banff World Media Festival is one of the world’s largest and most important gatherings of entertainment industry executives and creators, dedicated to content development, production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. BANFF provides a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives.  It is an unparalleled marketplace for over 1500 international decision-makers to connect with new partners, learn from industry leaders and execute new business deals. The 39th annual BANFF World Media Festival will take place June 10-13, 2018 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Canada.

For more information, please contact:

Magda Krpan, Senior Manager, Sponsorship & Events
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6054
magda.krpan@corusent.com

Lorraine Zarb, Communications Specialist
Corus Entertainment
416.479.6129
lorraine.zarb@corusent.com

Brian Boudreau
The Banff World Media Festival
416.408.2300, x284
Bboudreau@brunico.com

 


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