November 2, 2019, 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM
To provide female actors with guidance and inspiration in developing their craft and advancing their acting careers. The six month program will match successful applicants (Mentees) with female working actors (Mentors), with whom they will meet with for one hour, once a month for six months. The Mentee will be prepared for these meetings with clear questions as well as a development path for feedback.
It should be noted that while Mentees can, of course, be active in other areas of the Film & Television industry, this mentorship program is focused solely on acting careers and is not intended to aid actors in expanding into other areas (i.e. producing, writing or directing).
Mentee applicants must meet the following criteria:
To apply please download and review the FAQ, register above, and download and complete the Application Form. Complete application package (Application Form, CV, headshot) should then be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ACTOR MENTORSHIP in the subject line. The deadline to apply is 11:45 PM PST on November 2, 2019.
Items that will be looked for in applications, but not necessarily required:
The entire program is aimed at maximizing the benefits of the Mentees, while minimizing the expectations and time requirements of the Mentors.
When a Mentee is matched with a Mentor and confirms participation in the program, the entire Mentee application package will be sent to the Mentor for review. This will provide the Mentor with all information needed about the Mentee, including past industry experiences, current activities, goals, and other relevant information so that the pair can start detailed goal-oriented conversations right away. Ideally, this will avoid the first two of six sessions being spent getting to know each other. In turn, the Mentee is expected to research their Mentor, knowing their history as much as possible prior to meeting, to avoid obvious questions.
Mentees will meet with Mentors once per month for 60 minutes. Ideally, this meeting will be in person, however, Skype meetings are possible, and phone calls will be used as a final resort. No less than 24 hours prior to each meeting, the Mentee will email the Mentor an update, with specific topic(s) to discuss and questions to address in the upcoming meeting.
Throughout the program, both Mentees and Mentors will be checked in on by the director of the program Krista Magnusson, and regularly asked for feedback.
October – November 2, 2019: Applications Accepted via WIFTV
November 2019: Application Review
December 1 - January 3, 2020: Notification
January - June, 2020: Program is Active!
July 2020: Post-Mentorship