Thursday, November 1, 2012
WIFT-T is pleased to announce Kerry Ball as winner of the 2012 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship. Now in its sixth year, this national competitive program provides an emerging Canadian female producer with a one-week experience at CBC Television in downtown Toronto.
“Kerry Ball is a talented emerging professional who will benefit greatly from exposure to the creative and business leaders at our public broadcaster,” says Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. “On behalf of WIFT-T, I’d like to thank CBC for their ongoing commitment to developing the next generation of Canadian production professionals.”
Ball will be on-site at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in early 2013 to learn about the production and broadcast components of scripted content for multiple platforms. Throughout the week, she will receive the invaluable opportunity to develop mentorship relationships with CBC scripted content staff.
“We’d like to congratulate Kerry and welcome her to the CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship,” says Sally Catto, Executive Director of Scripted and Commissioned Programming for CBC English Services. “Her experience as a content producer and relationships within the Canadian creative community are a great fit for CBC and our ongoing focus on creating engaging and entertaining all-Canadian content, both now and in the future.”
Currently, Ball is an associate at Meridian Artists, a film and television literary agency, where she works with agents and a roster of writers and directors to facilitate employment opportunities and project sales in Canada and the United States.
Previously, she worked for Achilles Media as a content producer for television production and a programmer of events, such as the Banff World Media Festival, Just Comedy at Just For Laughs in Montreal, and History Makers in New York City. Ball is a graduate of Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts program. Read more.
Ball will be acknowledged at the 25th Annual Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon on December 4th in Toronto. She will also receive access to select WIFT-T classes for continued professional development throughout 2013.
For more information, please contact:
Women in Film & Television – Toronto
416-322-3430 ext. 226