“Arctic Air” Announces Discussion And Screening

Panel chat is being hosted by the Writers Guild of Canada.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

In partnership with Praxis, the Writers Guild of Canada has announced plans for a discussion and screening with the screenwriters behind the hit CBC show "Arctic Air," which will moderated by Diane Wild.

On Tuesday, October 16th from 7-10pm, the series creator Ian Weir will join showrunner Bob Carney and screenwriter Sarah Dodd to provide insights into the vision and production of the CBC drama. It will be held at the SFU Harbor Centre (Room 7000, 555 West Hastings St.) and admission is free. Seating will be based on a first-come, first-served basis, and attendees are advised to arrive early to ensure they get a seat.

"Arctic Air" is a one-hour drama that debuted this year and received a record-breaking number of viewers. The series is set in the booming Arctic and is about a maverick airline and the unconventional family who runs it. The pilots and crew are often stretched to their limits of their nerve and resourcefulness as they deal with savagely unpredictable weather and precious little margin for error. Although the show is set in Yellowknife, it is actually filmed in Vancouver. It stars Manitoba native Adam Beach ("Combat Hospital"), Pascale Hutton ("Sanctuary"), Kevin McNulty ("Battlestar Gallactica"), Stephen Lobo ("Continuum"), Carmen Moore ("Blackstone"), and John Reardon ("Continuum," "Clue").

"Arctic Air" has already been renewed for a second season, which will air in January 2013.

For more info on the discussion and screening event, email praxis@sfu.ca.

Photo: www.cbc.ca/arcticair