2018 Application Dates

Call opens: Wednesday, February 7
Call closes/deadline to apply: Friday, March 9


Are you an emerging female Canadian production manager? Do you have a positive, friendly attitude? Are you open to learning new skills and diving into new experiences? If you answered yes to all of the above, then the William F. White Production Manager Mentorship is the perfect next step for you!

The William F. White Production Manager Mentorship provides hands-on, practical training in the proper handling, use, and significance of the equipment available to the industry. Over the course of this mentorship, you will a receive one-on-one networking opportunity with a successful female production manager and establish relationships with other professionals.

The 2018 recipient of the William F. White Production Manager Mentorship will also receive a WIFT-T programming pass to further build critical skills for success in this industry.

The 2018 mentorship will take place from May 7 – 11, 2018.


  • 5-day hands-on Mentorship onsite at William F. White
  • Learn about resource management, television and film equipment planning, production equipment for digital projects and budget planning
  • WIFT-T programming pass (valued at $300)
  • Meet-up with an experienced Production Manager
  • On-stage recognition at the Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon (December 2018)

Who Can Apply:

NOTE: There is NO fee to apply to WIFT-T mentorships.

  • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Landed Immigrant
  • WIFT-T member in good standing (may join at time of application)
  • Emerging Canadian female production manager, recommended at least 2 years but less than 5 years of production experience, falling into our Early Career cohort
  • Able to participate in all mentorship activities (including the ability to move equipment weighing up to 40 lbs. on-premises for various needs relating to the mentorship)
  • Must be able to complete a final report within two weeks of mentorship completion


5PM EDT | Friday, March 9, 2018

Ready to apply?

  1. Sign up below
  2. Email the following documents in PDF format to Christina Anderson at canderson@wift.com (reference “WFW Production Manager Mentorship” in the subject line:
    1. Letter of Intent outlining your response to the following questions (max, two pages):
      1. Why is this Mentorship important to you at this stage of your career?
      2. How will this Mentorship feed into your professional development goals?
      3. How will you put to use the knowledge that you gain from this Mentorship?
    2. Professional bio (150 words max);
    3. Headshot (JPEG or PNG format, high res, minimum 300 dpi);
    4. Resume including education and professional work experience (max two pages);
    5. One Letter of Recommendation from an industry professional (max two pages);

Please submit your files in PDF format and name them in the following template order: WFW2018 – Full Name – Bio.pdf (e.g. WFW2018 – Jane Talent -Bio.pdf).


Not sure if you qualify or have questions about the application process?

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

2017 Caitlin Carmody
2016 Jackie English
2015 Holly O’Brien
2014 Jillian Tredenick
2013 – Lori Fischburg
2012 – Monica Côté



Caitlin Carmody Headshot "During my mentorship, I came to a greater understanding of how the people around you and the people you rely on can influence your success. The team here at Whites are open, honest and rooting for you as a filmmaker. Each and every person I met here greeted me with a smile, asked how they could help, answered my questions and offered to help me whenever I needed in the future. I know coming out of this mentorship that I have a whole army of people behind me who understand that if I am successful then they are successful." - Caitlin Carmody, 2017 William F. White Production Manager Mentorship recipient