Initiated by producer Lynn Booth, the series presents conversations between women in leadership positions working in creative aspects of screen-based media: women whose stories inspire and inform and whose careers have had a positive social impact.
Women continue to be under represented in creative positions behind the camera in the film and television industry as well as under represented on screen. Not only is this an employment equity issue, but the lack of positive women role models in our media has serious social implications and impacts the lives of women and girls around the word. The under representation of women is particularly dire for Indigenous women and women of colour.
Research shows that when women are in creative leadership positions, more women work both in front of and behind the camera.
At a time in history when we see women’s rights being aggressively rolled back around the world, women’s leadership is important.
In April of 2019 we presented: In Conversation with Trish Williams, moderated by Trish Dolman
In February of 2020 we present: In Conversation with Lisa Jackson, moderated by Lori Lozinski
Lynn Booth - EXECUTIVE PRODUCER & CONTENT CREATOR
With a long track record of producing independent documentary films and documentary series for global audiences, Lynn Booth is founder and CEO of independent production company Make Believe Media based in Vancouver with a satellite studio in Montreal. Lynn has produced nearly 100 hours of one offs and documentary series (Very Bad Men, Devil You Know, True Pulp Murder) to fruition from concept to global distribution over the past 20 years. She has received two Gemini Nominations for Culture Jam and For the Love of Elephants, a dozen Leo Nominations and various festival awards. Lynn is particularly proud helping launch the Indigenous music platform RPM.fm and of her second film on éléphant conservation How to Be a Wild Elephant with her third éléphant project underway An Elephant Love Story. Lynn was presented the Women In Film Vancouver ‘Woman of the Year’ Award in 2011 for her body of work and her ongoing commitment to advancing woman in creative roles above the line. She is currently in development on Karen Lam’s Finding Elisa, financing Giselle Portenier’s Defying Destiny and developing an awesome slate of feature docs, limited series and VR projects for 2020 and beyond. www.makebelievemedia.com
CMPA - BC PRODUCERS BRANCH
The BC Producers Branch of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA-BC) is a non-profit trade organization that represents over 90 British Columbia companies engaged in the production, development and distribution of television, feature film, and digital media content.
The goal of CMPA-BC is to ensure the continued success of the independent production sector in British Columbia. We aim to ensure a future for content that is made by British Columbians for both Canadian and international audiences.
More specifically, CMPA-BC promotes the general interests of its members with all levels of government; negotiates and manages labour agreements with guilds and unions; and undertakes a variety of industry and export development initiatives to build the capacity of BC based companies.