Tuesday, February 15, 2011
WIFT-T is pleased to announce Corinne Herman as winner of the inaugural William F. White Production Manager Mentorship.
This competitive program is designed to provide one emerging Canadian female production manager with hands-on training and mentorship.
“We’re very pleased to partner with William F. White Int’l to offer this landmark mentorship,” says Renee Robinson, WIFT-T Programming & Business Affairs Manager.
“WIFT-T continues to explore avenues for professional development to inspire, nurture talent, and promote diversity in the industry. This partnership has allowed us to fill a crucial gap by addressing the need for production training at the emerging level. Congratulations Corinne!”
For ten days, Corinne will join William F. White as an intern to learn about production equipment for digital projects, television and film equipment planning, budget planning and resource management. The intensive training will take place at the William F. White Centre, the company’s new production support complex in Toronto.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with WIFT-T on this important new initiative,” says Paul Bronfman, William F. White Chairman and CEO. “It’s a great opportunity to provide mentorship and advancement for Canadian women in our industry while reinforcing our long-time commitment to supporting the next generation of production professionals.”
Corinne will benefit from three direct mentorship sessions with established production managers Lyn Lucibello and Anna Beben. She will also receive complimentary enrollment in Production Management and Production Accounting, two modules of the WIFT-T Business Management for Media Professionals Program.
“This mentorship provides a one-of-a-kind hands-on learning experience in all aspects of production planning,” adds Lowell Schrieder, Director of Marketing & Communications for William F. White. “It will ultimately help emerging talent build confidence and relationships, and open up doors for a career in production management.”
Corinne Herman is involved in television distribution and business affairs at DHX Media Ltd., working with such local and international broadcasters as Family Channel, YTV, Disney, BBC and Al Jazeera. She continues to pursue film production, her first passion, through her company Tilted Media Inc.
Before DHX, Corinne production managed local projects, including the short film Hangnail, and worked on film productions both locally and abroad. As Production Coordinator on Richie Mehta’s award-winning feature film Amal, Corinne was on-location in New Delhi, India, where she honed her creative problem-solving and negotiation skills.
Corinne began her career as part of the National Film Board’s production studio team in Toronto, working on such notable documentary films as Manufactured Landscapes, Souvenir of Canada, and the Academy Award nominated Hardwood. She was involved in all areas of the production process, from development, production and postproduction, to packaging, marketing and distribution.
Corinne moved to Toronto after graduating from the University of Guelph. She began her industry involvement volunteering for festivals, including TIFF and Hot Docs.
More on the William F. White Production Manager Mentorship.