Panel: Gender and Diversity Initiatives in the Canadian Screen-Based Media Industry (Free)

5:30 PM, March 8, 2017

Last year, at our International Women’s Day panel, we were thrilled to welcome Claude Joli-Coeur, the Government Film Commissioner and Head of the National Film Board of Canada and his announcement that the NFB will ensure that at least half of its productions will be directed by women and half of all production spending will be allocated to films directed by women.

This year, we invite him back, along with other industry professionals, to report on what has been done and to look at other initiatives to address the gender imbalance, as well as the lack of diversity in Canadian screen-based industries.

Panelists include:  Amy Belling, Director of Photography/Camera Operator IATSE Local 669; Carolle Brabant, Executive Director, Telefilm Canada; Susan Brinton, Media Consultant, and member of WIFTV's Advocacy Committee; Valerie Creighton, President and CEO of the Canada Media Fund; Kim Guise, Director of Local Content & Original Programming for TELUS; Claude Joli-Coeur, the Government Film Commissioner and Head of the National Film Board of Canada; Karen Lam, filmmaker; and Doreen Manuel (Secwepemc/Ktunuxa First Nations) filmmaker and Coordinator/Instructor - Indigenous Independent Digital Filmmaking at Capilano University 

This panel discussion is moderated by Sharon McGowan, Director of WIFTV’s Board. Sharon also serves as Chair of the WIFTV Advocacy Committee and is an Associate Professor of Film Production at the University of British Columbia.

 

To attend this free event at the Vancity Theatre, register here