Adapting to a career in TV

5:00 pm  I  Friday, October 18th, 2019  I  Toronto Reference Library

BIPOC TV & FILM Presents in partnership with Reelworld Film Festival: Adapting to a Career in TV

What will I learn?

Are you interested in transitioning into a career in television? The Adapting to a Career in TV panel hosts Directors, Writers and Filmmakers who have made the jump from music videos, theatre, short and feature films to directing broadcast television series. Join in for an in depth conversation discussion how each made their transition.

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Meet the Panelists

NICOLE MENDES

MODERATOR

Nicole Mendes

Nicole Mendes has spent the past decade working in Scripted Content at the CBC. As Executive in Charge of Production, she oversees projects in both production and development for dramatic one-hour series, limited series, miniseries, movies of the week, and specials.

JAS MOZAFFARI

PANELIST

Jasmin Mozaffari

Jasmine is a writer/director best known for her debut feature FIRECRACKERS, which premiered at TIFF (2018), won two Canadian Screen Awards (2019) and was named a New York Times Critic’s Pick (2019). Variety proclaimed Jasmin as a “major talent” to watch.

MOTION

PANELIST

MOTION

MOTION is a screenwriter, playwright, poet and emcee. Her work has been featured across Canada, the U.S, Caribbean, Europe and Africa. She is a writer and Executive Story Editor on the Coroner (CBC) and co-writer of the feature Akilla’s Escape, directed by Charles Officer (2020). She is an alumna of the Canadian Film Centre.

RT

PANELIST

RT

With over 160 credits and 18 filmmaking awards, R.T. Thorne is recognized as one of Canada’s most exciting filmmakers. He has been tapped to direct television for Netflix, Disney, HULU and NBCUniversal. He has earned two CSA nominations, a DGC nomination and was announced as one of PLAYBACKS 5 filmmakers to watch.

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