Step Inside VFS’s Writing Program and Experience Your Future as a Writer.


VFS All Access Pass | Writing for Film, Television & Games is your exclusive backstage access to VFS’s industry-leading program and a chance to experience your future writing for the entertainment and video game industries!

You’ll meet & chat with our award-winning faculty, join an Industry Talk, experience the program’s unique specializations, and more. PLUS, speak with our Admissions Advisors about possible tuition reductions.


Event Details:

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. PDT
Location: 198 W. Hastings Street (4th Floor), Vancouver, BC V6B 1H2

*Light food & drink will be provided.


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Meet the Head of the Writing Program

Meet Kat Montagu – Program Head, Senior Story Editor for Crazy8s, and bestselling author (The Dreaded Curse: Screenplay Formatting for Film & Television) – as she explains how VFS’s Writing program trains artists to create new worlds for film, television, and games. This is a first-hand explanation of where the industry started, where it is now, and how students today are evolving this craft. Find out how Kat continues to be a powerful voice in the industry by constantly creating, pitching, and working.

Sara B Cooper | Writing and Showrunning for Television

Writer/Producer and VFS Writing Instructor Sara B Cooper will join host Devon Martinez (Writing Program Coordinator) for an in-person Industry Talk on Writing and Showrunning for Television. With over 30 years of experience writing for film & television, Sara has written for series such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Continuum, Combat Hospital, and House M.D., and was a co-writer on the 2001 hit Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

Sara will discuss the development process behind bringing a television concept to life, navigating her career in the entertainment industry, and how to adapt an existing IP (intellectual property) to television. The Industry Talk will conclude with a Q&A.

Meet our Industry Writing Faculty

Meet & chat with VFS faculty including Writing Instructor John Meadows (Avatar: The Game, Dead Rising 2), Beyond Capture Studio Producer Matt Lautrup (Resident Evil 4, Back 4 Blood), Writing Instructor Kelsey Kirvan (Head Writer, Suckerpunch series), Writing Instructor Ariadna Martinez (Horizon Forbidden West), & more.

You'll also hear from our Writing faculty on 'Producing for Writers' and chat with Instructor Laura Doyle (CTV's Neon Rider, Global's Madison, MTV's Undressed) on the experience of being in a TV writers’ room and how this process is simulated in her popular class at VFS: "The Writers Room".

Schedule a Portfolio Review

This is your chance to pre-register for an upcoming portfolio review – either in-person or online. In this 1-on-1 review, you’ll work with a member of our Writing faculty to review your current writing portfolio to assess if it meets the requirements to apply for our Writing for Film, Television & Games program.

Experience All That the Writing Program Offers

VFS’s Writing program trains multi-disciplined writers to create a powerful portfolio (the ultimate industry calling card) – all in just 12 months. At All Access Pass, you’ll learn about the program’s specializations (Film, TV, & Games) and what each of them entails, from the courses involved to the type of portfolio work you’ll create, including features, teleplays, game scripts, and much more.

VFS’s Writing program has created artists that have worked on Stranger Things, 3-time Game Award-winner Alan Wake 2, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One, and more. Find out how our students develop their skillsets and networks through our program to land these high-profile industry gigs!

Register now for VFS All Access Pass | Writing for Film, Television & Games.

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