Michael Coutanche

Associate Professor
Extension: 
7009
Office: 
RCC 104
Email: 
mcoutanc@ryerson.ca

Research: Screenwriting industry, story development and creative media writing collaborations.


Creative practice: Story editor for television and feature film projects.


Authorship: Co-author of Screenwriters in Toronto: Centre, Periphery, and Exclusionary Networks (2014) in Canadian Screen Storytelling in Seeking Talent for Creative Cities, published by University of Toronto Press and co-author of the first ever report on the screenwriting occupation in Canada. Michael has also presented his article Writing In Dangerous Times: The Impact of Transmedia Collaborations on Exclusory Networks in the Screenwriting Industry (2012) at the Immersive Worlds and Transmedia Narratives Conference in Salzburg in November 2012, and for a chapter in the upcoming book Women Screenwriters: An International Guide (2014), as published by Palgrave Macmillan.