Reelworld Training Lab presented by Amazon Studios
The Reelworld Training Lab presented by Amazon Studios is a new training program for both Canadian producers and writers. The program will offer training and upskilling opportunities to racially diverse and Indigenous talent in Canada, and will foster a pipeline of Canadian production talent and help support Amazon Studios’ projects in Canada.
“We are looking for producers and writers to help develop their skills and fill more roles on our Amazon Studios series developed and filmed in Canada. We believe Reelworld is the perfect organization for this given their track record in advocacy and training,” said Brent Haynes, head of local originals, Prime Video, Canada. “We want this program to deliver results, with more Canadian producers developing the skills and knowledge to work on our productions; new writers in our writers’ rooms, and have it create a deep and connected pipeline to our development and productions in Canada.”
"We are delighted to announce this collaboration with Amazon, a collaboration that holds immense promise for advancing diverse storytelling in Canada,” said Tonya Williams, founder and executive director of Reelworld Screen Institute. “By leveraging the global reach and influence of Amazon, we have the opportunity to drive positive change in the Canadian entertainment industry. Amazon and Reelworld firmly believe that programs alone are insufficient in effecting real progress. Our shared goal is to establish a concrete path to actual jobs, as this is the key to achieving the impact we all desire and ensuring genuine change in inclusion and equity within our industry."
The Reelworld Training Lab presented by Amazon Studios will start in winter 2023. Additional details on the program will be announced soon.
To read the full press release, click HERE.