Kathleen Hepburn

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 [...]

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WIDC Feature Film Award-winning Director Kathleen Hepburn Sweeps BC Spotlight Gala at VIFF

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 2017: On the heels of sold out screenings at its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and at home at the Vancouver International Film Festival, Kathleen Hepburn and her debut feature, Never Steady, Never Still swept VIFF’s Spotlight on BC Awards winning three top awards of the night. Presented by TELUS, the Sea to Sky Award recognizes Hepburn’s outstanding work as a female key creative on her BC-produced feature. The $20,000 prize money can be used for a future production or towards customized training that will further advance Hepburn’s career. Hepburn also won [...]

By |2017-10-10T13:03:27-07:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: Feature Film Award, Featured Voices, Media Release, WIDC, Women Directors|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on WIDC Feature Film Award-winning Director Kathleen Hepburn Sweeps BC Spotlight Gala at VIFF

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 |2017-05-23T07:45:33-07:00May 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

WIDC Feature Film Award: Now valued at $190K

WIDC Signs $120K Three-year Agreement with William F. White International – Technicolor, Skylab, MELS, and The Research House offer support to Feature Film Award for Women Directors Next submission deadline: June 30, 2016 For more information: Applications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June, 2016: Toronto, ON – Women In the Director’s Chair (WIDC) organizers are delighted to announce a new sponsorship agreement with William F. White International valued at $120K in kind grip and lighting equipment rentals over three years. Technicolor Toronto, Skylab Vancouver, and MELS in Montreal are providing post production services in kind. The Research House will be providing clearance [...]

Soda Pictures Picks up Never Steady, Never Still for Canadian and UK Distribution as Shooting Recommences

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9 May 2016: Following an extraordinary winter shoot, which saw cast and crew taking on the challenge of filming in freezing conditions in Northern British Columbia, shooting  recommences on Never Steady, Never Still, the debut feature from award-winning filmmaker Kathleen Hepburn. Principle photography begins again May 20th in historic Fort St. James, BC. “Soda Pictures UK has a long track record in working with local up and coming talent and we are thrilled to replicate this with filmmaker Kathleen Hepburn on our first Canadian acquisition for Soda Pictures Canada,” says Edward Fletcher, Managing Director for Soda Pictures, [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:38-07:00May 9th, 2016|Categories: Feature Film Award, Media Release, WIDC|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Soda Pictures Picks up Never Steady, Never Still for Canadian and UK Distribution as Shooting Recommences

Jordan Canning Wins $120,000 Prize: WIDC Feature Film Award Announced

Vancouver, Canada (March 2015) – Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Jordan Canning is the winner of the 2015 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in-kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in British Columbia and supported by some of Canada’s most influential screen-industry companies. This year’s award, administered by Creative Women Workshops Association, will support Canning to complete her sophomore feature film, Suck It Up. The prestigious prize includes: in-kind rentals from North Shore Studios, The Bridge Studios or Vancouver Film Studios; production equipment rentals from William F. White International; camera package from Panavision Canada, Clairmont Camera and [...]

Award-Winning Director, Kathleen Hepburn Receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award

Banff, Canada (June 2014)– Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) is pleased to announce that Kathleen Hepburn is the recipient of the 2014 WIDC Feature Film Award, a $120,000 in kind prize designed to encourage more feature films directed by women in Canada and supported by some of Canada’s most influential western screen-industry companies. Administered by CWWA, the award will help Hepburn complete her feature film directorial debut, Never Steady, Never Still, a heart-rending family drama about a woman and her family finding beauty and belonging through her struggle with Parkinson's Disease. The prestigious prize includes a tailored combination of in-kind [...]

By |2016-11-15T00:08:39-07:00June 10th, 2014|Categories: Feature Film Award|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Award-Winning Director, Kathleen Hepburn Receives $120,000 WIDC Feature Film Award