Carol Whiteman

Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

Collaborating with Women In Film and Television Vancouver FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -March 2019: Four western-based women directors have been selected to partake in the next edition of the WIDC Career Advancement Module (CAM) slated to take place during the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, March 5 to 10, 2019. Aiming to generate career momentum while they develop pitch materials for their next screen projects are BC-based filmmakers Michelle Brezinski, Monique Hurteau, Jean Parsons and Alberta-based action director, Suza Singh. Each of these talented and award-winning directors is developing multiple projects for the screen, including an action Western television series [...]

By |2019-03-08T16:57:19-08:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, Outreach, WIDC, WIDC Awards, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four Western-based Directors Selected for WIDC Career Advancement Module Vancouver

WIDC Alumnae Earn 28 Leo Award Nominations Including 7 for Best Direction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 30, 2018, Vancouver - Organizers of the Women In the Director's Chair are thrilled to announce that WIDC alumnae and their projects have earned 28 Leo Award nominations including 7 for best direction. "Through a system of peer adjudication, with final ballot tabulation by Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, we are pleased to confirm the following 2018 Leo Award Recipients.We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our jurors who exemplify the spirit of community service. We are grateful for their care and consideration while deliberating. On behalf of all of [...]

By |2018-04-30T18:48:46-08:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Media Release, Uncategorized, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Alumnae Earn 28 Leo Award Nominations Including 7 for Best Direction

WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Vancouver (May 22, 2017): As part of its 20th anniversary celebration and also in answer to the question, "Where are the women directors?", Canada's one of a kind national professional development initiative, Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC) has launched a new alumnae directory featuring the profiles of 220 Canadian women directors from coast to coast to coast who have attended WIDC programs since its inception in 1997. Among WIDC's stellar list of screen-helmers are Alison Reid whose 2016 episode of CBC's Heartland was the highest rated in the season; and Stephanie Morgenstern, co-creator of CTV's [...]

By |2017-05-23T07:45:33-08:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Launches Directory of 220 Women Directors across Canada: And Calls for Feature Film Award Submissions

Canadian Women Directors Get VOD Channel on October 27

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Vancouver, BC -- For anyone who’s ever wondered where they can find more films directed by women, First Weekend Club's Canada Screens will launch a new VOD channel dedicated exclusively to female directors, curated by Women In the Director's Chair (WIDC).  In addition, each feature film will be paired with a complimentary woman-directed short film, courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada. The channel, which will grow from Canada Screens’ existing line up, will include film titles such as Louise Archambault’s “Gabrielle,” Chloé Robichaud’s “Sarah Prefers to Run,” Kari Skogland’s “The Stone Angel,” Larysa Kondracki’s “The Whistleblower,” Sara St. Onge’s [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00October 27th, 2016|Categories: Canada Screens, Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Canadian Women Directors Get VOD Channel on October 27

Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - On March 7, 2016 five BC-based female filmmakers will have a jump start to the 11th annual Vancouver International Women In Film Festival (March 8 to 13, 2016) as they begin the Women In the Director's Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) at the Sandman Hotel and Suites on Davie.  These directors are offered the rare opportunity to focus in on their career plans with mentorship support from Canada's acclaimed WIDC program. Director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Kate Green, Julia Hutchings, Fumiko Kiyooka, Sara McIntyre, and Adelina Suvagau. See Directors' Bios [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-08:00March 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career Advancement, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Five BC-based filmmakers selected for WIDC career advancement during Vancouver International Women In Film Festival

New WIDC WFF Industry Immersion to send women directors to Whistler

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, August 20, 2014 – Vancouver, BC Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce a first-time collaboration with the Whistler Film Festival. The WIDC WFF Industry Immersion will offer a practicum to eight mid-career women screen directors as part of the upcoming session of the popular Women In the Director’s Chair Story Incubation Module, WIDC SIM 2.0. “Whistler recognizes quality when we see it. We’ve been eager to collaborate with the WIDC program for many years. This year, our calendars have finally synced and we’re very excited to host WIDC talent together with our Industry Summit [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-08:00August 20th, 2014|Categories: Media Release|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New WIDC WFF Industry Immersion to send women directors to Whistler