Hosted by award-winning Film Production alumnus Darcy Love on Friday, June 19, the nearly hour-long conversation covered Lynn’s career path since graduating from the Film Production Diploma program in 2019 – including her turn as the seven-time award-winning producer of Her Little Rose.
The discussion, which was live-streamed via YouTube here, also centered around the importance of diverse representation in film and television, and, of course, Lynn’s recently announced mentorship award courtesy of the Toronto Screenwriting Conference.
“When I won, I cried. I screenshot the email and printed it out, so it’s posted right next to my reference letter that I got from Karen Walton, who wrote Gingersnaps, which is my all-time favourite movie,” Lynn said of winning the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Mentorship Award. “I lost my mind, it was fantastic.”
A fan of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, Lynn’s hope is to bring a queer black voice to the genre with lesbian werewolves and various other queer supernatural creatures.
As winner of the mentorship, she’ll will now have the opportunity to work on her series, HOWL, with mentor Noelle Carbone – a writer and co-executive producer on hit television series including Rookie Blue, Wynnona Earp, Cardinal, Saving Hope, and Coroner
Designed for emerging diverse screenwriters, the Magee TV Diverse Screenwriters Award offers recipients the opportunity to complete a piece of writing, expand their network, sharpen their professional skills, work with established screenwriting professionals and producers – all with an aim at bringing new perspectives to Canada’s creative industries.
A self-described small-town girl from Florida/Canadian at heart, Lynn currently spends her time in Toronto volunteering at every possible event for queer, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour), or female-driven media with her trusty support dog, Rose.