April 24, 2019, 4:00 - 7:00 PM
Creative Women in Leadership Series: In Conversation with Trish Williams
Wednesday, April 24th, 2019
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Intros and moderated talk
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. – Reception
Location: Wosk Centre for Dialogue, 580 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC (enter off Seymour St.)
CMPA - BC and Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) present a new series featuring creative women leaders in our industry.
The series will launch on April 24th with a conversation with Trish Williams. While the perspective will be female, the focus will be on content creation past, present and future, and the challenges and gratification of creating and offering high value entertainment.
Trish Williams is the Executive Director, Scripted Content at CBC. In her role, she oversees the public broadcaster’s drama, comedy and film teams across all broadcast and streaming original long-form programming.
Williams most recently served as Vice President, Scripted Programming at Temple Street Productions, where she oversaw the creative execution of series for production as well as the sourcing and development of IP and new original series for primetime cable, pay, conventional and OTT platforms. She was also co-executive producer of drama series Killjoys.
Prior to joining Temple Street, Williams was Director, Drama, at Bell Media, leading a team of eight executives handling original drama series and movies across all channels including CTV, Space, Bravo, TMN/HBO Canada, and MUCH, a highlight being creative oversight of the launch and first few seasons of Orphan Black. She has been a co-executive producer on Season 4 of Saving Hope and learned the ropes as a production executive on the international hit series Flashpoint.
Trish Dolman founded Screen Siren Pictures in 1997 and has carved out a niche as a notable feature film, documentary and television producer and director in Western Canada and abroad. Her projects have won acclaim and awards and have screened at various marquee international festivals. Most recently Trish was one of three producers of the feature film Indian Horse, an adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel released in Canadian theatres in 2018 where it earned over $1.7 million dollars at the box office, making it the most successful English-Canadian release of the year. In 2018, Trish also won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Director, Documentary for Canada In A Day, a hugely successful crowd-sourced transmedia project that engaged thousands of Canadians to film and upload footage via an interactive hub site that Dolman then curated and edited into a feature documentary for Bell Media/CTV for Canada 150. She is currently producing The New Corporation, a sequel to the most successful Canadian documentary of all-time and is directing Citizen Bio, a feature-length documentary that profiles the biohacking subculture for Showtime Networks in the US, Executive Produced by Graeme Manson and Mackenzie Donaldson (Orphan Black, Snowpiercer).
Trish and Screen Siren have produced and executive produced numerous first-time feature films, as well as international treaty co-productions with pedigree directors. She has produced more than twenty documentary one-offs and series and has numerous scripted television, feature film and documentary projects in development.
Trish is a past board member of Women in Film Vancouver, DOC, CMPA-BC Branch, and CMPA national board and currently sits on the advisory committee for the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. In 2003, Trish was the youngest recipient of the Woman of the Year award from Women in Film and Video Vancouver. She was honored as Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin La Grande Dame 2003 Woman of Distinction, and in 2010 was named one of the 100 Most Influential Women in British Columbia by the Vancouver Sun.