Are you a female / woman-identified director, actor, technician?
Would you like more work opportunities in the screen industry?
Designed to bring together Canadian women filmmakers in face to face and virtual dialogues to access, exercise and promote the power of authentic voice. In this interactive session WIDC producer and co-creator Carol Whiteman presents valuable insights from her 20-year study and engages participants to discover their own paths to growing internal and external confidence while creating space for authentic voice in Canada’s screen industry.
Open to all – Free admission
About Carol Whiteman
Carol’s passion for creating space for authentic creative voice to thrive has been recognized by two Governor General’s award nominations and multiple awards for promoting women’s equality in Canada’s screen industry. As the producer and co-creator of the one-of-a-kind professional development initiative, Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), Carol has produced over 150 short films since its inception in 1997. Through WIDC’s Feature Film Award she is executive producer on seven features including the multiple award-winning NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (dir. Kathleen Hepburn), SUCK IT UP (dir. Jordan Canning), THE BIRDWATCHER (dir. Siobhan Devine), LUCILLE’S BALL (dir. Lulu Keating), and the upcoming RED SNOW (dir. Marie Clements), RUSTIC ORACLE (dir. Sonia Bonspille Boileau) and DENRA & MONA (dir. Gloria Ui Young Kim).
Specializing in facilitating creative collaboration and learning opportunities, Carol has helped advance the careers of a generation of female screen writers and directors across Canada and internationally. She has also influenced the careers of hundreds of Canadian actors and technicians that have participated in WIDC. Carol holds a BFA with Honours from York University’s Theatre Performance program and is a graduate of the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program.She is a member of a variety of industry organizations, including UBCP – ACTRA, Canadian Actors Equity Association (CAEA), the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, (ACCT), and Women In Film where she is a member of the Alberta, Atlantic and Toronto Chapters and a Life Member of the Vancouver Chapter. She has served on dozens of industry related committees and advisory boards, including the ACTRA National Women’s Committee, Female Eye Film Festival, Langara College Film Arts, and the BC MPPIA Education and Training Committee. Carol is a doctoral candidate in Transformational Change in the faculty of Education at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. Her thesis is a case study of the last 20 years of WIDC. (E) firstname.lastname@example.org | (W)www.widc.ca | (Instagram) @WIDC.ca | (Twitter) @WIDC_ca | @CarolWhiteman
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