WIDC

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Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) is an internationally respected development program, speciallydesigned to advance the skills, careers and fiction screen projects of mid-career women directors, through WIDC master-classes, mentorships, workshops and production awards. WIDC is operated under the auspices of Canadian non-profit society, Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA), and led by a volunteer Board of Directors, including founding partner representatives from ACTRA, The Banff Centre, and program alumnae. WIDC is financially supported by screen industry agencies, organizations, unions, guilds and individuals, across Canada.

What are they looking for?
Mid-career Canadian female identified content creators with original screen fiction projects, any genre (preferably with strong female identified protagonists, any length, for all electronic platforms. Also seeking like-minded key collaborators including writers, producers, key creatives, financiers, distributors, publicists.

CAROL WHITEMAN

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A Governor General’s Award nominee for promoting women’s equality in Canada’s screen industry, Carol Whiteman is best known as the award-winning producer of the Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program where she has mentored and supported the career development of over 200 women screen directors both nationally and internationally. Whiteman has executive produced multiple award-winning feature films including LUCILLE’S BALL (dir. Lulu Keating), THE BIRDWATCHER (dir. Siobhan Devine), and NEVER STEADY, NEVER STILL (dir. Kathleen Hepburn), and is EP on the upcoming productions RED SNOW (dir. Marie Clements) and DEBRA & MONA (dir. Gloria Ui Young Kim). Through the WIDC Feature Film Award she also supported the completion of awarding-winning films: AMAZON FALLS (dir. Katrin Bowen), and SITTING ON THE EDGE OF MARLENE (dir. Ana Valine). Whiteman’s SFU doctoral thesis is a case study of transformational change that documents co-creating and delivering WIDC for the last twenty years. For more on the WIDC program: www.widc.ca

What are they looking for?
Mid-career Canadian female identified content creators with original screen fiction projects, any genre (preferably with strong female identified protagonists, any length, for all electronic platforms. Also seeking like-minded key collaborators including writers, producers, key creatives, financiers, distributors, publicists.