Michael Coutanche

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Associate Professor The Creative School RTA School of Media Toronto, Ontario michael.coutanche@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 557009

Bio/Research

As a researcher, Coutanche has presented at major international conferences including the Screenwriter Research Network, the Broadcast Education Association and the Inter-Disciplinary Society. He is also the lead author of The 2012 Report on Canadian Screenwriters, a project that communicates the...

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Bio/Research

As a researcher, Coutanche has presented at major international conferences including the Screenwriter Research Network, the Broadcast Education Association and the Inter-Disciplinary Society. He is also the lead author of The 2012 Report on Canadian Screenwriters, a project that communicates the results of a study of the Writers’ Guild of Canada membership and reveals the socio-economic conditions of the screenwriting occupation in Canada.

Prior to joining Ryerson, Coutanche was executive in charge of production for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, where he developed film and television projects including Cowboys and Indians: The J.J. Harper Story, Flower & Garnet, and Hemmingway vs. Callaghan. Before this, he held a number of positions at Alliance Communications Corporation, including manager of acquisitions and development for Alliance Atlantis Pictures.

Coutanche was appointed the 2015-2016 Massey Ryerson Fellow at Massey College and is a member of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference advisory board. He is also a story editor and frequent advisor to media companies and funding organizations.


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