The news went live today — I was selected to participate in the 2021 CFC/Netflix Development Accelerator! So, so cool. I’ve been eyeing this program for well over a year now, so to have the opportunity to actually participate in it (and work with CFC and Netflix) is a real dream come true.
The cohort also includes Vince Kesavamoorthy, Jessica Landry, and Murry Peeters. So much talent!
“We are pleased to welcome four new creators into the TV series stream of the CFC/Netflix Project Development Accelerator, one component of the larger Netflix/CFC Global Project.
This is the second cohort of creators who have participated in the TV series stream of the accelerator, a three-month offering that is tailored to the specific creative and business needs of the selected participants and their series concepts.”
Through the program, I’ll be developing my one-hour drama series pilot, Queen City:
“Toronto, 1976. When the police turn a blind eye to a vicious serial killer hunting the city’s burgeoning queer community, a disgraced gay former cop and his circle of friends must band together to stop the murders. But allies and enemies lie on either side of the thin blue line.“
The program will give our cohort access to industry mentors and a variety of resources aimed to help us refine our projects, package and pitch them.
I’ll be real — Queen City is a passion project that I’ve been working on for close to a decade, so to have the chance to take it to the next level and to put it in the hands of producers and network execs is huge. I’d honestly love to get this queer crime drama made.
So very grateful for this opportunity, and excited to get to work!