2023 Reelworld Producer Program
2023 Reelworld Producer Program

2023 Reelworld Producer Program

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2023 Reelworld Producer Program
2023 Reelworld Producer Program

2023 Reelworld Producer Program

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2023 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

Find Past Producer Program Participants Here

Thank You to Our Partners and Supporters

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

NABET Info Session #2: Props

NABET Info Session #2: Props

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 series of webinars, join Michelle Braham, Property Manager, and explore the world of Props. This discussion will cover different roles and responsibilities that exist within the Props 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.

#herframematters

#herframematters

After almost a year of behind the scenes research, this panel reveals Reelworld Foundation’s industry wide analysis of how racialized women are perceived and received in Canadian Media in front and behind the screen. #HERFRAMEMATTERS hopes to identify systemic barriers and stereotypical depictions of women and develop a Protocol Guideline that can be used by producers, distributors, and industry professionals to make a monumental change in the landscape. By attending this panel, you will learn more about the research from the team behind the scenes and discover how you add meaningful contributions to this study.