Friday, June 28, 2013
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Lori Fischburg as winner of the 2013 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship. The competitive program provides an emerging Canadian female production manager with hands-on training and mentorship at William F. White’s world-class production complex in Toronto.
“WIFT-T is pleased to offer this mentorship in partnership with William F. White for the third consecutive year.” says Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. “With access to some of the best practitioners and equipment in the business, this opportunity will provide Lori with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed. Congratulations Lori!”
Fischburg will join William F. White Int’l Inc. for ten days as an intern to learn about production equipment for digital projects, television and film equipment planning, resource management, and budget planning. The mentorship also provides informal coaching from two established female production managers, Anna Beben (“Transporter“,”Happy Town“, “Orphan Black“) and Kellyann Murphy (“Giving You The Business“,”Party Mamas“, “My House, Your Money“).
“We are extremely proud to be partnering with WIFT-T on this vital initiative,” says Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO Comweb Corp. / William F. White Int’l Inc. “William F. White is proud to be doing our part to help propel the advancement of women in the film and television industry.”
Fischburg, a Ryerson Film Production alumnus, was the producer on the short film “How (not) to Become a Vampire“, an audience favourite that won awards at Hamden and Zero Toronto film festivals. In late 2011, Fischburg left her corporate position in Sales and Distribution at Vivendi Entertainment in order to production manage a number of short and feature length films including Bill Taylor’s “Don’t Get Killed in Alaska” (2013). She recently co-produced “The Pin“, Canada’s first Yiddish movie directed by Naomi Jaye, and is post production supervisor on Bruce McDonald’s latest feature “Baby, How’d We Ever Get this Way?” Lori is also one of the recipients of the Transmedia Mentorship Grant through the CMPA has been working with Dan Bekerman of Scythia Films, a Toronto-based production company.
Fischburg is delighted to be the recipient of the 2013 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship. Additional benefits of the mentorship include complimentary enrollment in the Production Management and Production Accounting modules of the WIFT-T Business Management for Media Professionals Program.
Learn more about the William F. White Production Manager Mentorship.