Participants

WENDY LITNER

Creator

Wendy is a lawyer-turned-writer and creator of the CBC original digital series, How to Buy a Baby-a comedy based on her own hilarious inability to conceive. The series was nominated for an International Emmy Award, as garnered nominations at other festivals including HollyWeb, U.K. WebFest, Seoul WebFest, Copenhagen WebFest and T.O. WebFest where it won best editing. The series won an Indie Series Award (2018) for Best Comedy Series and Best Directing (Molly McGlynn) and a Canadian Screen Award for Best Web Program or Series (2019). Wendy was further nominated for a CSA for Best Writing in a Web Program or Series (2019) and won best comedy writing at the International Academy of Web Television Awards (2018). Wendy’s essays have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Huffington Post, xoJane, Today’s Parent, SheWrites, and McSweeneys, among others. She worked as story coordinator on the first season of The Beaverton and was so excited to write for the show’s second season and holiday specials. Wendy is also a graduate of the Just For Laugh’s Stand Up and Pitch Program, having won the Beyond the Box competition in 2016. Wendy is a graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Richard Ivey School of Business, though she is happy to not be practicing law or business.