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2014 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship: Jillian Tredenick

Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Jillian Tredenick as winner of the 2014 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 Centre, the company’s world-class production complex in Toronto. “WIFT-T is pleased […]

2014 Banff World Media Festival Scholarship: Siobhan McCarthy

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Siobhan McCarthy as the recipient of the 2014 WIFT-T Banff World Media Festival Scholarship, providing one WIFT-T member with mid- to senior-management experience, with a full delegate pass to attend the Banff Media Festival, June 8 – 11, 2014. “WIFT-T is […]

WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION – TORONTO ANNOUNCES 2014 MEDIA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce the 17 participants selected for the 2014 WIFT-T Media Leadership Program (MLP) presented by Bell Media; a competitive Schulich School of Business Certificate Program designed for screen-based executives and entrepreneurs. The WIFT-T Media Leadership Program offers unique and intense exposure […]

2013 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship: Paige Lawson

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Paige Lawson as this year’s recipient of the CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship. Now in its seventh year, this national competitive program provides an emerging Canadian female producer with a one-week experience at CBC Television in downtown Toronto. “This mentorship […]

CBC Mentorship Program Testimonials

Read Testimonials from past winners of our CBC mentorship program!

BMMP Program Testimonials

“Taking the BMMP course conducted by WIFT has been one of the best professional decisions I have made since migrating to Canada a couple of years ago. Although I had several years broadcast and production experience garnered over a career at companies like Disney, Turner and Star TV in Asia – BMMP filled in a […]

2013 Deluxe Producer Internship: Karen Shaw

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto is pleased to announce Karen Shaw as the recipient of the 2013 Deluxe Producer Internship. Shaw will be presented with her award during the 2013 Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon. Now in its sixth year, this national competitive internship program provides one emerging female producer with hands-on training […]

Media Leadership Program Testimonials

“The Media Leadership Program brought great value in my progress in the management capacity.  It helped me adjust my ways in exploring what it means to lead a team and the language I use to achieve success in the workplace.” —Teresa M. Ho, Director of Production, Shaftesbury Films Inc., 2008 MLP Participant   “The Media […]

2013 Kodak New Vision Mentorship: Sherien Barsoum

WIFT-T is pleased to announce writer/director/producer Sherien Barsoum as the recipient of the 2013 Kodak New Vision Mentorship. An invaluable opportunity, this mentorship provides the winner with an opportunity to attend the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) as an industry delegate and receive pre-festival business coaching from an established industry professional.

2013 Banff World Media Festival Scholarship: Paula Devonshire

  Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Paula Devonshire as the recipient of the 2013 WIFT-T Banff Scholarship, providing one WIFT-T member with mid- to senior-management experience, with a full delegate pass to attend the Banff World Media Festival, June 9-12, 2013. The 2013 WIFT-T Banff Scholarship represents WIFT-T’s commitment […]

2013 WFW Production Manager Mentorship Winner: Lori Fischburg

  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 […]

2013 Digiscape Faculty

Rachel Noonan Country Manager, Rdio Canada Rachel has over 12 years of experience in strategy development, integrated brand marketing and partnerships in the entertainment and media industry. She brings a wealth of experience to her brands, having led campaigns for clients such as The Indeka Group, the Canadian Film Centre, Alliance Films and Rdio.  Specialties: Integrated […]

2013 Development Incubator Faculty

PROGRAM FACULTY Wednesday, June 19, 2013 – Session 1: The Script Melissa Kajpust – Director of Programming, National Screen Institute As director of programming at NSI, Melissa directs the development of all new programs and is accountable for the delivery of all NSI courses. Melissa also facilitates the Movie Central Script to Screen program. She is a […]

2014 Career Advancement Program Speakers

The faculty for the 2013 Career Advancement Program.

2012 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship: Kerry Ball

WIFT-T and CBC have selected Kerry Ball as the recipient of the CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship. Click above to read the media release.

Bio: Crystal Van Pelt, Picture Box Winner

Congratulations Crystal Van Pelt, recipient of the inaugural Picture Box Television Distribution Mentorship! Crystal will join Picture Box in February, 2013, to learn about the distribution, marketing and selling of Canadian programs internationally, and to assist Picture Box in preparing for and attending MIPDoc/MIPTV in April.

Picture Box TV Distribution Mentorship Winner: Crystal Van Pelt

WIFT-T and Picture Box have selected Crystal Van Pelt as the inaugural recipient of the Picture Box Television Distribution Mentorship. Click above to read the media release.

2013 Convergent Media Program Faculty

These innovators will share their expertise with independent media producers during the Corus Convergent Media Program, taking place October 31 - November 3 in downtown Toronto. Registration is open now!

Exploring Digital Media with Interactive Ontario

Staff and members of Interactive Ontario join us for networking and a discussion of trends and issues in digital media production. Wednesday October 17. RSVP today!

Applying to CMF? Take this first.

October 31 – November 3, 2012 | Downtown Toronto Open to both women and men, the Corus Convergent Media Program (CMP) is designed to enable independent producers who have interactive digital media or transmedia projects in development to prepare stronger CMF applications. Participants will master the integration of traditional media production with digital media and learn how to create […]

2012 Deluxe Producer Internship: Anlina Rana

Congratulations Anlina Rana, winner of the 2012 Deluxe Producer Internship. Anlina will join Deluxe in November for a three-week internship shadowing top executives and technical experts. Click the link above for Anlina's bio and more information.

Goodmans Presents: Meet the CMPA

In this free networking event exclusively for members, staff and members of the CMPA joined us for a panel discussion on key issues affecting the industry. The next Goodmans takes place Oct. 17. Members: RSVP today!

2013 Convergent Media Program Schedule

Registration for the Corus Convergent Media Program is now open! Master the integration of digital media production and tailor your project for CMF funding. Presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment, CMF and Ubisoft Toronto.

2012 Kodak New Vision Mentorship: Simonee Chichester

Congratulations Simonee Chichester, winner of the 2012 Kodak New Vision Mentorship! In the lead-up to TIFF, Simonee will receive coaching from industry mentors Tamara Shannon and Ingrid Veninger.

2012 Kodak New Vision Mentors: Ingrid Veninger & Tamara Shannon

The 2012 Kodak New Vision Mentors are Tamara Shannon, Vice President of Marketing at Entertainment One Films Canada, and Ingrid Veninger, internationally-acclaimed producer/director.

Corus Convergent Media Program Deadline

October 24-27, 2012 | Downtown Toronto The Corus Convergent Media Program is essential for those who want to master the integration of traditional media production with digital media. Through formal instruction, case studies and panels, participants learn how to create and monetize rich and substantial transmedia properties. The four-day incubator format is tailored for moving […]

WIFT-T announces Picture Box TV Distribution Mentorship

Applications are now being accepted for this exciting new initiative! One emerging professional receives a three-month internship with Picture Box, including attendance at MIPTV 2013. Apply today!

WFW Production Manager Mentorship Winner : Monica Côté

Congratulations Monica Côté, winner of the 2012 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship! Monica begins her ten-day internship at William F. White's Toronto production facility in late April. Thanks to William F. White for supporting this initiative.

2012 Development Incubator Schedule

Up to six producer/writer teams with feature-length projects in development receive the opportunity to work with Canadian and international producers, executives and story editors. Applications now closed. Successful candidates will be notified in May!

2013 Media Management Program Faculty

Meet the industry experts that will guide participants through an intensive four-day workshop designed to teach innovative business models and strategies for increasing competitiveness. Limited spots remain. Apply today!

Career Advancement Program: Become Your Best Self

Where | St. Andrew’s Club, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor Members | $16.95 (HST included) Non-members | $22.60 (HST included) Register | Complete a Programming Registration Form  Are you at a turning point in your career and considering a new direction? Maybe you’ve achieved success and are looking for greater fulfillment. Whether the shift is personal, professional, […]

2012 Development Incubator Application Deadline

The  WIFT-T Development Incubator is a national competitive program designed to kick start market-driven feature films and support the next generation of Canadian feature film professionals. Up to six producer/writer teams receive the opportunity to work with Canadian and international producers, development executives and story editors on the development of feature-length projects. Teams are matched with a […]

Career Advancement Program: Women and Boards

When | Friday November 30, 2012 Where | St. Andrew’s Club, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor Members* | $19.01 includes processing fee & HST Guests | $24.96 includes processing fee & HST *Find member promo codes in the Member Zone. Deborah Gillis, Chief Operating Officer, Catalyst Contributing to corporate governance is not only a rewarding career advancement step, but […]

Career Advancement Program: Career Transition in Difficult Times

When | Friday October 26, 8:30am – 10:00am  Where | St. Andrew’s Club, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor Members* | $19.01 includes processing fee & HST Guests | $24.96 includes processing fee & HST *Find member promo codes in the Member Zone. Joanna Webb, Founder & Managing Director, Mojojo Media The past few years have been tumultuous […]

Career Advancement Program (CAP): Entrepreneurship 101

Where | St. Andrew’s Club, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor Members* | $19.01 includes processing fee & HST Guests | $24.96 includes processing fee & HST Register | Click here! *For Member discount promo codes, log in to the Member Zone. Femme-o-nomics is a networking and content portal that tackles the issues faced by professional women, such […]

Career Advancement Program: Where The New Jobs Are

When | Friday September 28, 8:30am – 10:00am Where | St. Andrew’s Club, 150 King St. W, 27th Floor Members* | $19.01 includes processing fee & HST Guests | $24.96 includes processing fee & HST *Find member promo codes in the Member Zone. Technology has created a host of new job descriptions, functions and roles that need to […]

Media Leadership Program: Industry Forward

The final session in the WIFT-T Media Leadership Program (MLP) allows participants to present their final projects, assigned in the first class, as well as hear from industry leaders about future perspectives and industry trends. The program closes with graduation certificates and cocktails. Faculty: Industry speakers from broadcasting, production and interactive TBC Note | Restricted to […]

Career Advancement Program Sessions

The Career Advancement Program is a breakfast series providing screen-based professionals with career development strategies. Each Friday morning session explores a unique topic and features a guest speaker. Begins February 24th with Personal Finance. Receive a discount when you register for the full series!

Goodmans Presents: Through Her Lens – Women in Cinematography

Where | National Film Board Cinema, 150 John Street (at Richmond St. W) RSVP (Members Only) | wift@wift.com or 416.322.3430 ext. 224   It’s one of the most important aspects of film—and also one of the most infrequently discussed. Cinematography is where art and science converge to establish a film’s tone and style and create […]

William F. White Production Manager Mentorship Testimonial

William F. White Production Manager Mentorship |  Guidelines Corinne Herman, 2011 [The William F. White Production Manager Mentorship] proved to be even more valuable than I could have imagined. A day in Remote Heads and Cranes was a very cool experience. Learning from the RHC team helped me feel more confident and informed. My time […]

2014 Media Leadership Program Faculty

MLP Overview  |  Curriculum Douglas Barrett BA (York), MSc (Syracuse), LLB (Dalhousie)  Visiting Scholar, CTV Professorship in Broadcast Management Principal, barcode SDG Douglas Barrett is the Principal of barcode SDG, a strategic and governance advisory firm. He is also an Advisory Board Member of the Vancouver based Feldman Agency and an invited member of the […]

2011 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship: Heidi Tao Yang

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce emerging producer Heidi Tao Yang as winner of the 2011 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship. Yang will join CBC Television for a week-long workshop at its downtown Toronto studio in February 2012. She will learn about the production and broadcast […]

2011 Kodak New Vision Creative Mentor: Deepa Mehta

  Deepa Mehta Director, Producer & Screenwriter Deepa Mehta was born in India and received a degree in philosophy from the University of New Delhi. In 1991, Mehta produced and directed her first feature film Sam & Me, the poignant story of an unlikely friendship between two outcasts who form a deep and permanent bond […]

2011 Kodak New Vision Mentorship: Ana Valine

Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto is pleased to announce emerging director and writer Ana Valine as winner of the 2011 Kodak New Vision Mentorship. Through the program, Valine meets one-on-one with Laurie May, Executive Vice President of Alliance Films Inc., and with internationally-acclaimed director Deepa Mehta to guide the business and […]

BMMP | Marketing and Distribution

The third module in the WIFT-T Business Management for Media Professionals Program (BMMP), Marketing and Distribution will illustrate the importance of sales to a content producer’s bottom line. Participants receive insight on effective sales materials, from a “stop-them-in-their-tracks” proposal to email marketing. Analysis on the distribution process will include the sales and marketing cycle, as well as […]

2014 Business Management for Media Professionals Program Faculty

Back to Overview John Gaskin Production Accountant and Instructor John Gaskin Productions Over the past 23 years, John has worked on 43 productions in five countries, working with such industry greats as Ron Howard, Frank Oz and Walter Salles, as well as on independent films and TV episodic productions, pilots and mini-series. John has been touted […]

2012 Media Leadership Program

Business and leadership skills for today's screen-based industry. Bursaries available. Applications due December 19.

2012 Executive Management Program

For executives and senior management of independent production companies. Applications due January 16, 2012.

2011 Deluxe Producer Internship: Marla Black

WIFT-T and Deluxe provide postproduction training for emerging female producer WIFT-T is pleased to announce Marla Black as the winner of the 2011 Deluxe Producer Internship. Black will receive a special presentation at the WIFT-T Reception at TIFF, taking place September 14 at Pinewood Toronto Studios. Now in its fourth year, this national program provides one […]

2014 Janet Crystal Yorga Memorial Bursary

Janet Crystal Yorga was a creative writer and entrepreneur with a passion for storytelling. Born in Rockglen, Saskatchewan, she moved to Ottawa where she worked on a variety of creative projects, including a documentary series. She had completed a number of feature film scripts when she died of breast cancer on March 30, 2010, at […]