Protocol Guideline
Protocol Guideline

Protocol Guideline

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Protocol Guideline

The past few years have been a time for great shifts in the Canadian and global media industry for diversity, equity and inclusion, which gained momentum, largely stemming from the demand of a changing and empowered audience amid the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic. The positive changes towards racial and gender equity in these last many months are undeniable. However, women from racial minority groups still face challenges that are unique and cannot be generalized either to their race or to their gender.

To address this unique issue, Reelworld Screen Institute has launched a research project to strengthen networks amongst racially diverse women in film and TV and address stereotypical depictions of Black, Indigenous, Asian and Women of Colour on screen. The project will produce a research-backed protocol guideline that will help the creatives, producers and executives in our industry to identify how various roles in the creation of content can contribute to the authentic portrayal of these racially diverse women.

The research project will engage with stakeholders in the industry ranging from executives, funders, and broadcasters to production crew and actors; as well as speak to academic experts on the subject matter through panel discussions, townhall gatherings, focus groups and one-on-one interviews. The project will incorporate a hands-on, direct-impact approach by offering mentorship opportunities for emerging women working in the industry and the facilitation of workshops to promote open dialogue through the guidelines in the protocol.

Her Frame Matters

Join us in creating awareness about the gap that exists in integrating Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian and Women of Colour into a subtler and nuanced representation on screen fiction and make a change in bridging racial and gender equity in the Canadian screen-based media industry.

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

May 17 | 1PM EST

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

Her Frame Matters: Part 1: Showrunners

April 28 | 1PM EST

Her Frame Matters: Part 1: Showrunners

Her Frame Matters: Reelworld Town Hall

April 13 | 5PM EST

Her Frame Matters: Reelworld Town Hall

This project has been supported by Women and Gender Equality Canada.

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Upcoming Reelworld Programs & Events

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

May 17 | 1PM EST

Her Frame Matters: Part 2: Showrunners

Reelworld Screen Institute presents Her Frame Matters - a series of programs focused on the depiction of Black, Indigenous, Asian and Women of Colour on Canadian screen. In the first installment of events, we are excited to host a webinar with showrunners of a series featuring a major character who is Indigenous, Black, Asian or a Woman of Colour. Join us on May 17 at 1:00pm EST with R.T. Thorne (Utopia Falls), Mary Galloway (Querencia), Joseph Kay (Transplant) and more on the role of a showrunner in the shaping of a character who is Black, Indigenous, or a Woman of Colour.

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.