Guest Speakers

June 1

Maureen Dorey-Lukie is a freelance analyst and story editor who helps writers renew their inspiration and find their voices.  Her production credits include Hidden, written by David Shamoon, directed by Agniezka Holland and produced by Filmworks, which was nominated for an Academy Award and three Genies, including Best Screenplay ; Amal, written by Shaun and Richie Mehta, which was also nominated for six Genies, including Best Screenplay; and  Blackbird, written by Jason Buxton produced by Marc Almon, an Official Selection the Toronto International Film Festival 2012, winner of the Claude Jutra Award, and nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2013 Canadian Screen Awards.  Dorey’s television credits include Moccasin Flats (Season II) and Random Passage, an eight-hour miniseries directed by John N. Smith, produced by Passage Films and Cité-Amérique for broadcast on CBC and RTE (Eire). Other credits include Extraordinary Visitor, The War Between Us, Lyddie, and On My Mind. A Story Editor in Residence to the Canadian Film Centre’s Writers Lab for the past 10 years, Dorey-Lukie has taught at York University and served as a consultant to the National Screen Institute, Praxis Film Works, NIFCO and B.C. Film.  She has acted as story editor on several Canadian Film Centre feature film projects, including Nurse.Fighter.Boy (nominated for 10 Genie Awards, including Best Screenplay), The Dark Hours, Siblings, Horsie’s Retreat and Show Me.