2022 Reelworld Producer Program
2022 Reelworld Producer Program

2022 Reelworld Producer Program

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2022 Reelworld Producer Program
2022 Reelworld Producer Program

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2022 Reelworld Producer Program

The Reelworld Producer Program is a year-long curriculum that provides mentoring and learning opportunities, and creates pathways to build a career as a producer in the television industry. The program candidates will be immersed in the business side of the Canadian entertainment field. After choosing a project, under a mentor, they will learn valuable skills such as creating a corporation, retaining intellectual property rights, choosing and optioning scripts, creating deal memos, choosing key creatives and casting directors, plus much more.

Meet the 2022 Reelworld Producers. We encourage participants of our programs to bring their own unique backgrounds and skill sets to the table. These producers with their unique frame of reference will serve as agents of change and help create equitable content that appeals to a broader audience.

2022 Participants

Vanessa Mitchell
Vanessa Mitchell

Vanessa Mitchell

Ontario

Producer & Actress

Ravelle Thomas
Ravelle Thomas

Ravelle Thomas

Ontario

Emerging Producer & Production Manager

Lanre Ajayi
Lanre Ajayi

Lanre Ajayi

Alberta

Producer & Content Creator

Kent Donguines
Kent Donguines

Kent Donguines

British Columbia

Producer

Panta Mosleh
Panta Mosleh

Panta Mosleh

British Columbia

Emerging Producer

Ladan Siad
Ladan Siad

Ladan Siad

Ontario

Producer & Designer

Jahan Bloch
Jahan Bloch

Jahan Bloch

Prince Edward Island

Producer

Alicia Ramdeo
Alicia Ramdeo

Alicia Ramdeo

Ontario

Emerging Producer

Rua Wani
Rua Wani

Rua Wani

Ontario

Emerging Producer

Sen Katpaganathan
Sen Katpaganathan

Sen Katpaganathan

Ontario

Producer

Ariel Carefoot
Ariel Carefoot

Ariel Carefoot

Ontario

Emerging Producer

Nijith Raju
Nijith Raju

Nijith Raju

Ontario

Emerging Producer

John Tan
John Tan

John Tan

Ontario

Producer

David Anderson
David Anderson

David Anderson

Quebec

Producer & Designer

Find Past Producer Program Participants Here

Thank You to Our Partners and Supporters

TD Ready Commitment
Bell Media
Warner Media
Canada Media Fund

Thank You to Our Wonderful Mentors for your Time and Contribution

John Marayness, Producer
Lindsay Cox, SVP, Insight Productions
Jennifer Holnes, President, Hungry Eyes Media
Terry Markus, Entertainment lawyer, Humber College
Michael Hirsh, CEO, WOW! Unlimited
Nafisa Murji & Nicole Singh, Director of Talent Development & Associate, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Gosia Kamela, Executive in Charge of Production, CBC
Ngardy Conteh George, Director, Producer, OYA media Group
Cory Bowles, Director, Producer
Glenn Cockburn, Founder/Literary Agent, Meridian Artists Inc.
Floyd Kane, Producer, Showrunner, Circle Blue Entertainment
Todd Berger, Producer
Jennifer Blitz, Director, Tax Credits & Financing Programs, Ontario Creates
Naomi Zener, Entertainment Lawyer, Bereskin & Parr LLP
Sasha Henry & Tamar Bird, Producers, Sunflower Studios
David Cormican, Producer
Nicole Mendes, VP of Scripted Development, Lark Productions
Marney Malabar, Director of Kids TV, TVO
Tina Apostolopoulos, Production Executive, Factual & Reality, Bell Media
Ty Hyland, Production Executive, Finance & Planning, CBC
Sharon Lewis, Director, Producer
Anya McKenzie & Nicky Singh, Managers, Business & Rights, CBC
Nathalie Clermont, VP of Programs and Scripted Development, CMF
Marla Boltman, SVP, Business Affairs & Operations, Halfire Entertainment
Jennifer Shin, Director of Development (Scripted Comedy), CBC
Layth Gafoor, Sports and Entertainment Lawyer, Lucentem Sports
Jane Jankovic, Executive Producer of Documentaries, TVO
Lea Marin, Director of Development (Drama), CBC
Lesley Birchard & Michelle McCree, Exec. in Charge of Production, CBC Docs,  Sue Dando, Head of The Nature of Things, CBC
Lalita Krishna, Director/Producer/Co-Chair, Hot Docs Film Festival
Julie Chang, EVP, International Co-Productions, Blue Ant Media
Zach Feldberg & Melanie Le Phan, Exec. in Charge of Production, Digital Originals, CBC
Michael Coutanche, Associate Professor, RTA School of Media

Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events

Emerging 20 Table Reads

July 19TH - Aug. 2ND

Emerging 20 Table Reads

"The Emerging 20 Table Reads are an opportunity for our emerging writers to hear their work read out loud by professional racially diverse Canadian talent.
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Level Up 2 Program

Level Up 2 Program

Level UP 2 is an on-the-ground experience developed in partnership with Rogers Sports & Media for Canadian writers and directors. Selected writers will spend four weeks of the program working remotely in the show’s virtual writers room, and one week on set learning about changes made to various drafts of the scripts while experiencing the collaborative nature of television production and understanding the importance of each department.

Reelworld Emerging 20 Program

Reelworld Emerging 20 Program

Reelworld Emerging 20 (E20) Program has been redesigned. The program has been tailored to support writers and will be streamed into two specific areas: Series and Film. Ten Candidates will be chosen for each stream. The Candidates will be taken through an intense 3-month program to create or polish their idea into a script draft. You will work with story editors and industry professionals who will help guide you through the process and share industry insights into the Canadian screen industry.