ABOUT THE MENTORSHIP

The CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship is an immersive week-long learning experience for an emerging screen-based female professional. Through comprehensive one-on-one sessions with expert staff, the recipient will learn how the public broadcaster operates behind-the-scenes, what motivates decisions behind programming, and understand how various departments interconnect by using a CBC show as a case study. The recipient will meet with teams in production, branding, acquisition, strategy, research, scheduling and more – with a focus in the drama and comedy departments.

LATEST NEWS: Madison Falle announced as the 2017 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship Recipient. Madison will complete the mentorship in February 2018.

Benefits:

  • Comprehensive five-day mentorship at CBC Toronto
  • The opportunity to build key industry relationships with CBC staff
  • WIFT-T programming pass (valued at $300)
  • On-stage recognition at the Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon

Who should apply?

Are you an emerging Canadian female screen-based professional who is passionate about production and development with a focus on scripted broadcast content? Are you independent, curious, with an interest in the business of broadcasting? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you!

You must also meet the following criteria to be eligible for consideration:

  • Canadian Citizen, Landed Immigrant, or Permanent Resident
  • WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application)
  • Emerging Canadian female screen-based professional with recommended 5-10 years of industry experience
  • Able to participate in all mentorship activities
  • WIFT-T Staff and Board are not eligible to apply

What you need to apply:

  • Cover letter outlining your response to the following questions (max. two pages)
    • What are your objectives for participating in this mentorship, and why are you interested in learning about the business of broadcasting?
    • Why is this opportunity important to your professional development goals at this stage of your career?
  • Professional bio (300 words)
  • Headshot (JPEG format, high res, minimum 300dpi)
  • Resume including education and professional work experience (max. two pages)
  • One Letter of Recommendation from an industry professional (max. two pages)

Questions? 

For more information contact:
Laurie Januska
Head of Programming
416.322.3430 ext. 222

PAST RECIPIENTS
2017Madison Falle
2016Maya Annik Bedward
2015Jensenne Roculan
2014Courtney Graham
2013 – Paige Lawson
2012Kerry Ball

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

'A RARE OPPORTUNITY'
CBC2016–3- Maya Bedward - Headshot "The WIFT-T CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship is a rare opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and learn from leading experts in the industry about the changing landscape of programming for national broadcast. The knowledge, direction and genuine support I received from the CBC was exceptional and established my career as a producer, director and creator of content in Canada." - Maya Annik Bedward, 2016 CBC Business of Broadcasting Mentorship recipient