2010-02-07 02:02 am

Hart Hanson keynote speech - transcript

Hart Hanson gave the keynote speech at the "Future of Story" conference at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton this weekend. Hanson is one of my favourite TV people -- I'm not quite up to date on Bones, but Traders is one of my all-time top shows. The conference was hosted by the School of Communication, and was being audio and videotaped, and photographed by journalism students, and live blogged and tweeted... and yet I don't know where all this stuff is online. So, I've transcribed the speech here.

His speech was very funny (which doesn't always come across in the transcript), and is definitely worth reading if you're interested in screenwriting. There's good advice for writing, building a career in TV, and navigating the cultural divide between Canada and the US.

Note: possible, subtle spoiler for Bones )