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We are Creating Access and Inclusion.

The Reelworld Screen Institute provides year-round initiatives, programs, and events to foster professional development for our Canadian racially diverse talent, to deepen their artistic practice, and to strengthen this creative community and network.

We create more opportunities by focusing on the research, advocacy, policy, and infrastructure changes needed within our industry and government.

Reelworld Institute is working to increase the number of Canadian decision-makers who are Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, or People of Colour. When we have real representation at high levels, we will be able to create a more level playing field.

Programs

Meridian Artists Apprenticeship

Meridian Artists Apprenticeship

The Meridian Artists Apprenticeship program returns for its 2nd year. This hands-on opportunity offers a 4-week paid mentorship-training, where the participant will see first hand how a service agency functions. Through a combination of assignments, shadowing of client and business affairs interactions, and one-on-one meetings with senior- level Agency team members, the apprentice will experience what it is like to be a Talent Agent.

Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

The Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program is a training initiative for Black casting directors, agents, managers, and producers in Canada. This first of its kind program provides transformational business advisory services, training, paid apprenticeship, capital investment, and networking opportunities.

The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

The 2023 Reelworld E20 Program

The Reelworld Emerging 20 is tailored to support writers and is streamed into two specific areas: Series and Film. Ten Candidates will be chosen for each stream. The Candidates will be taken through a part-time 6 month program to polish screenplays into a final draft. The E20 program wraps up in September with one-on-one pitch sessions designed to hone their pitching skills and develop their network. The program offers an excellent opportunity to work with story editors and industry professionals who help guide the writing process and share industry insights into the Canadian screen industry.

Programs

Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events

NABET Info Session #4: Sound

1:00pm l March 15th, 2023

NABET Info Session #4: Sound

Reelworld is partnering with NABET 700-M UNIFOR to provide an in-depth understanding of how to join various below-the-line departments within the screen industry. In continuation of the series of webinars, join Connie Hilton, VP of Sound and Boom Operator with credits including Schitt’s Creek and Orphan Black, and explore the world of Sound. This discussion will cover different roles and responsibilities that exist within the Sound Department and what a typical day on set might look like. The session will also cover the pathway to working on sets in film and television, how to get unionized, as well as information about NABET apprenticeships. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

NABET Info Session #3: Set Decoration

1:00pm l February 21, 2023

NABET Info Session #3: Set Decoration

Reelworld is partnering with NABET 700-M UNIFOR to provide an in-depth understanding of how to join various below-the-line departments within the screen industry. In continuation of the series of webinars, join Julian Peters, VP of Set Decoration at NABET and Set Decorator on CityTV’s Hudson & Rex, and explore the world of Set Decoration. This discussion will cover different roles and responsibilities that exist within Set Decoration and what a typical day on set might look like. The session will also cover the pathway to working on sets in film and television, how to get unionized, as well as information about NABET apprenticeships. The talk will be followed by a Q&A.

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