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August 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
DON’T EVEN | TV Comedy and Producing Workshop
Presented in partnership with the Indigenous FilmMakers Association
Workshop Date: August 12, 2023
Time: 12:00 – 4:00pm
Please Join us for an afternoon workshop with Creator/ Showrunner Amber-Sekowan Daniels & Co-Producer Meg Mackay of the all-new dramatic comedy series DON’T EVEN!
Crave and APTN, in association with Pier 21 Films, Frantic Films Manitoba, and Sekowan Media, have just finished shooting the all-new dramatic comedy series, DON’T EVEN, in Winnipeg Manitoba. Don’t Even, was created by Amber-Sekowan Daniels, directed by Zoe Hopkins, and starring Leenah Robinson (1923), Victoria Turko (Burden of Truth), Joel Oulette (Trickster), Gail Maurice, and Jennifer Podemski, the six-part series is an urban Indigenous, coming-of-age story.
DON’T EVEN follows two best friends in late ‘90s Winnipeg as they grapple with their uncertain futures, in the summer after their final high school year. It’s awkward. It’s dramatic. It’s friggin’ Winnipeg.
Topics in the workshop include:
- Getting started in Comedy Writing.
- Pitching a Comedy to Production Companies.
- Challenges and Pitfalls of Producing a Comedy TV Series.
- And More!
“The show is a love letter to your childhood best friend, and your hometown. It’s about growing up and growing apart, while trying to find your place in the world,” said Amber-Sekowan Daniels, Creator and Showrunner. “We don’t often get to see Indigenous women as funny, weird, and distinct, so I hope this series shows that complexity.”
Deadline: Register for this Online workshop by Friday August 11, 2023 at 4:00pm and a zoom link will be sent to your email by 5pm CST.
Please note this workshop will not be recorded.
Amber is a mixed Anishininew screenwriter and comedian. She was raised in Winnipeg and is a band member of the Garden Hill First Nation. Amber co-created the CTV comedy Acting Good and is currently the Executive Producer, Creator, and Showrunner of the upcoming comedy series “Don’t Even” for Crave and APTN.
Meg is a stand-up comic from Prince Edward Island who is trying her best. She has written for Baroness von Sketch and This Hour has 22 Minutes. She is currently the Co-Producer of the upcoming dramatic comedy series “Don’t Even”.
With Host/Moderator Roger Boyer
Roger Boyer is an Indigenous filmmaker based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Passionate about filmmaking, he has produced, written, directed over 15 music videos, documentary shorts, and short films. Many of these have screened at numerous film festivals around the world, including the American Indian Film Festival, imagineNATIVE Film Festival, the Accra Indie Film Festival, the Native Spirit Film Festival, and the Gimli Film Festival.
His latest short film “The Fire” had its World Premiere at the 2022 imagineNATIVE. Roger is currently working towards his feature film tentatively titled “Green Hill”. Roger is a founder of The Winnipeg Indigenous Filmmakers Association and also a founder of Canada’s first Indigenous Film Summit.
Roger is a graduate of Capilano University’s “Filmmakers in Indigenous Leadership & Management Business Affairs” program as well as National Film Institute’s Art of Business Management 2022
August 12, 2023
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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