Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program
Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

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Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program
Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program

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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.

Over the course of 9 months, the selected participants will commit to 3-4 months of specified training 2 times a week for 2-3 hours, 3 months of paid apprenticeship, and 3 months of working with business consultants.

Reelworld is now accepting applications Deadline: February 24, 2022

Why Change Matters

The lack of Black representation as gatekeepers in these areas is a grievous gap in the Canadian ecosystem of Entrepreneurs.

"The value of having a good agent and manager who looks like you and knows the challenges you will have to face is immeasurable, and to have casting directors who can view talent through a different lens will be a game changer in our industry." - Tonya Williams, Actress, Producer, and Founder & Executive Director, Reelworld Screen Institute.

We acknowledge the support of the Government of Canada through the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario in their commitment to funding such an important development that will impact the Canadian screen industry for generations to come.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Pahull Bains at pahull@reelworld.ca

Government of Canada

Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events

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Where TO Start: Art Department Workshop

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Reelworld Hollywood Connector

Reelworld Hollywood Connector

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