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Announcing the Eight Women Directors Selected for WIDC Story & Leadership – Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – November 12, 2018 (Vancouver BC) Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are pleased to announce the eight Canadian women directors who will attend the highly acclaimed script development and director mentoring program WIDC: Story & Leadership, that takes place in part at the Whistler Film Festival (November 28 to December 2). We also celebrate the four WIDC alumnae whose feature films bow at this year’s festival. This year, five of the eight directors selected are performers crossing-over to directing feature films. Developing their first features are CBC Heartland star Michelle Morgan (The Plains), Penny [...]

By |2019-01-22T06:52:51-07:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, Story & Leasdership, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Announcing the Eight Women Directors Selected for WIDC Story & Leadership – Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion

WIDC Feature Film Award gets boost from Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound & Picture: Jordan Canning inaugural recipient for Suck It Up

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December, 2015: Whistler, BC – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are delighted to announce new sponsorship relationships with the Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound and Picture that will disburse some significant cash and in kind services towards Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) programming. The new funds are geared to support women-directed feature film projects through five phases: script Polish, Packaging, Production, Post and Promotion. Part of the funds are earmarked for WIDC’s road-tested mentorship program. This year, the eight directors are being supported to develop their first or second feature film projects at [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00December 3rd, 2015|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Feature Film Award gets boost from Bell Media’s Harold Greenberg Fund and Tattersall Sound & Picture: Jordan Canning inaugural recipient for Suck It Up

Women In the Director’s Chair and Whistler Film Festival co-present WIDC Story & Leadership: A new 4-month intensive for women screen directors

      For Immediate Release, July 8, 2015, Whistler BC - Following a successful collaboration last year, Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) and the Whistler Film Festival have officially launched the WIDC: Story & Leadership, a new 4-month intensive for women screen directors focusing on fiction feature film and web series development that takes place in part at the festival December 2 to 6. A nationally representative jury of industry professionals will select eight Canadian mid-career women screen directors who are planning to direct their projects. Delivered in four parts over the course of four months, this intensive [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00July 8th, 2015|Categories: Story & Leasdership, Story Incubation Module, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair and Whistler Film Festival co-present WIDC Story & Leadership: A new 4-month intensive for women screen directors

Women In the Director’s Chair Launches 2016 Slate of Programs

Director Participants Selected for Career Advancement Module at Female Eye Film Festival For Immediate Release, Vancouver, BC – Over this coming year, twenty-two Canadian women directors will receive the equivalent of over $300,000 in kind in mentorships and awards from Canada’s one-of-a-kind Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC), a celebrated career and project development program specially designed for mid-career women screen directors. OutReach Initiative Demystifying Web Series An information session geared to women creators, where Independent Production Fund Executive Director, Andra Sheffer will demystify the path to successful web series development and production. The session is free to all filmmakers! [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00June 9th, 2015|Categories: Career Advancement, Feature Film Award, Media Release, Story Incubation Module, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Women In the Director’s Chair Launches 2016 Slate of Programs

Stellar Group of Women Gather for Celebrated Women In the Director’s Chair Program

and Two-day Pilot Session of WIDC Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, November 28, 2014 – Vancouver, BC, A stellar group of eight Canadian women directors, along with an ensemble of hand-picked Industry professionals, mentors, actors and crews, have been selected to attend the 19th annual Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program, and the two-day pilot session of the WIDC Whistler Film Festival Industry Immersion. Over the next two months these rising stars will develop their feature films and web series, while cultivating relationships with industry insiders along with key collaborators, and an ensemble of hand-picked professional [...]

WIDC 2006 – 10th Anniversary Video

Passion for Story-telling: Sharing the process of developing women filmmakers and their projects at the 10th annual session of the critically acclaimed Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) workshop in Banff. Presented in partnership by Creative Women Workshops Association, The Banff Centre and ACTRA, with major support from Telefilm Canada. Featuring 2006 Mentors, Anne Wheeler (Director), Mary Ungerleider (Editor) and Roger Vernon (Cinematographer), eight Director Participants, ACTRA actors and DGC and IATSE crewmembers.  

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00March 11th, 2006|Categories: WIDC|Tags: , |Comments Off on WIDC 2006 – 10th Anniversary Video

Stellar group to gather for celebrated Women in the Director’s Chair Workshop

Vancouver, BC (January 13, 2003) – A talented group of eight Canadian women directors, along with an ensemble of over forty hand-picked professional actors and crews will attend the seventh annual Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Workshop at The Banff Centre from January 23 to February 9, 2003. “The Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) Workshop has earned an international reputation for propelling participants’ skills, stories and careers to the next level of excellence,” says Carol Whiteman, producer of WIDC, and President and CEO of the Creative Women Workshops. “This is the only program of its kind in the [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00January 13th, 2003|Categories: Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Stellar group to gather for celebrated Women in the Director’s Chair Workshop