Finalé/Picture Shop Producer's Panel Series presented by WIFTV


The Finalé/Picture Shop Producer's Panel Series presented by WIFTV goes online this winter November 7 - December 5, 2020, with 5 panels examining all aspects of production, from Development to Distribution, with an additional panel to explore Pathways to Representation.

 WIFTV has brought together both senior and emerging producers from different genres, backgrounds and provinces to share their knowledge. Each producer brings a specific case-study to dissect and discuss with a moderator, culminating in a Q&A with participants.

The Series is designed for both emerging and intermediate producers wishing to learn from the experience of working producers and industry experts. The panel series is organized to follow the chapter formats of the Producer’s Workbook 5 and covers each phase of production from getting started, script and development through to distribution and marketing.

More Information:

Taking place over 5 Saturdays (Nov 7 - Dec 5, 2020) in a webinar format, the panels last 1.5 hours each and include 3 moderated case-studies and a Q&A. Genres covered include feature drama, feature documentary, dramatic web series/TV and documentary web series/TV. Each panel begins at 11:00 am PST and ends at 12:30 pm PST. 

The event is now passed - Thank you to everyone who attended!

Recordings are available for registered attendees and may be available in our website archive library at a future date.



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Panel Lineup:

November 7 -  Development and Financing - Panel 1

Moderator: Joella Cabalu - It Runs in the Family

Producer: Anne-Marie Gélinas - Case Study: Beans (feature drama)

Producer: Leah CameronNatalie Novak Remplakowski - Case Study: The Communists Daughter (comedy web series)

Producer: Ryan Mah - Case Study: Red Chef Revival (documentary web series)



November 14 - Production - Panel 2 

Moderator: Anaïsa Visser - Womxn Filmmakers of BC 

Producers: Camille Beaudoin & Eric Rebalkin - Case Study: #Roxy (feature drama)

Producer: Robin Chan - Case Study: Time Helmet (feature sci-fi/comedy) 

Producer: Ashley Duong - Case Study: A Time to Swim (feature documentary)



November 21 - Post Production - Panel 3

Moderator: Shana Myara - Well Rounded  

Producer: Kate Green & Kenji Rodriguez Tanamachi - Case Study: NarcoLeap (TV/Web-series sci-fi/drama)

Producer: Karen Wong - Case Study: The Curse of Willow Song (feature horror/drama)

Producer: Julia Niendorf - Director, Post Production, Finalé Post/Picture Shop Vancouver



November 28 - Distribution & Marketing - Panel 4

Moderator: Sabrina Furminger - YVR ScreenScene

Producer: Sonya Di Renzio  - Case Study: Queen of the Morning Calm (feature drama)

Producer: Christina Fon - Case Study: Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World (feature documentary)

Producer: Kat Jayme - Case Study: Finding Big Country  (documentary)



December 5 - Pathways to Representation - Panel 5

Moderator: Ana de Lara - Good Girls Don’t 

Producer: Alison Duke, Oya Media Group: Jane & Finch 

Producer: Tyler HaganExperimental Forest Films: The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open  

Producer/Educator: Doreen Manuel IMDb

Filmmaker: S. Siobhan McCarthy - red trike media inc.Red Eye


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Panel Registrants receive access to a discount for Producer Essentials: A Comprehensive Guide to Business Affairs and Production Law for Film and Television. Details upon registration.