Come Shadow Me: Mentorship & shadowing on set

3:00 PM  I  Friday, October 18th, 2019  I  Toronto Reference Library

Shadowing is a great way to learn your craft from the inside out - but how does one get to be on set?

What will I learn?

It’s all about who you know and how you leverage that. This panel discusses what it takes to get on that industry list; how to build those relationships and why providing mentorship placements and shadow opportunities to new and emerging filmmakers is important. Learn some of the Do's and Don'ts of set etiquette, how to set realistic expectations for both the mentee and mentor and how you can snag one of those coveted positions. 

Meet the Panelists



Damon D’Oliveria

Canadian actor-turned-producer Damon D'Oliveira has been responsible for bringing to screen some of Canada's more innovative feature films - Poor Boy's Game, RUDE, Love Come Down, H, Proteus and Lie With Me. Under the umbrella of production companies, Conquering Lion Pictures (with partner Clement Virgo) and Flimshow Inc., D'Oliveira's films have been distributed internationally and have been selected for festivals around the world including Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Sundance & Rotterdam. D'Oliveira's first feature had its world premiere in Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival.

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Jennifer Podemski

Jennifer Podemski is an award winning Film and Television Producer and Actor, who is best known for her role in the film Dance Me Outside. She produced various tv and film such as; Moccasin Flats (APTN), The Other Side (APTN), and Empire of Dirt. Recent awards and recognitions include: 2013 Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal, 2016 Birks Women in
Film Award, the ACTRA 2016 Nell Shipman Award, 2018 ACTRA Award of Excellence. A storyteller behind and in front of the camera, Jennifer is committed to harnessing all platforms to share Indigenous stories and perspectives.



Floyd Kane

Floyd Kane became a Writer/Producer after many years as a lawyer and senior executive within the entertainment industry. Floyd created and produced the six-pack dramatic series North/South for CBC in 2006, and was one of the co-producers of the feature film Shake Hands with the Devil. He is currently Floyd Kane: Executive Producer of Canada's Super Speller (CBC), Soul (VisionTV), sketch comedy series That's So Weird! (YTV) and Creator / Executive Producer of Diggstown (CBC).

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Adam Feigen

Adam is the Development Executive at Incendo Media, managing the creation of television series and movies. Adam’s career includes over 12 years of experience at some of Canada’s top production companies and broadcasters. Most recently, Adam worked at marblemedia managing the development of scripted series. By championing inclusion, diversity and distinct talent, Adam has garnered strong relationships with a vast range of different writers, directors and creative’s across the country.

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