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Diana FrancesDiana Frances is an award-winning comedy writer and performer currently living in Toronto.

She won a 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for her writing on Corner Gas: Animated and was nominated for writing the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards. She was also nominated for a 2020 Writer’s Guild of Canada Award for Best Writing: Comedy.

Diana won the 2017 Sondra Kelly Award at the Writers Guild of Canada Awards for her comedy ‘Given Up,’ inspired by her gong-show life with adoption which is currently optioned with Saloon Media/Blue Ant.

Diana is an alumni of the CFC Primetime TV Writing Program and has written for JFL Galas (CBC/CTV/CW), Lights On Canada Day (CBC), The Beaverton (Comedy Network), Bajillionaires (Family Channel) and Still Standing (CBC).

Past TV writing credits includes The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos (CBC), 22 Minutes (CBC), Comedy Inc. (CTV) and The Canadian Comedy Awards (Comedy Network.)

Diana has become known for her comedic skill writing awards show scripts and monologues. She has written for the 2018 & 2019 Canadian Screen Awards , The Toronto ACTRA Awards, RealScreen Awards, the Scotiabank Giller Prize and many more.

For eight years she has written the ‘Rockie Awards Gala’ at the Banff World Media Festival with hosts such as Jann Arden, Kristin Chenowith, Anthony Anderson, Wayne Brady,  Jason Priestley, Arisa Cox and Jaime Cahill.

Diana has been nominated for 8 Canadian Comedy Awards for ‘Best Female Improviser’ and is a Gemini nominated writer for The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos.

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