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 [...]

Diverse Directors Selected for WIDC at Female Eye Film Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2015, Toronto, ON - The Women In the Director’s Chair Career Advancement Module (WIDC CAM) kicks off the Female Eye Film Festival (June 16 to 21, 2015). The award-winning director participants selected for this session of the CAM include, Toronto-based filmmakers Jackie English (Nimby), Nadine Valcin (In Between/Entre Deux), and Vancouver filmmaker, Maryam Najafi (Kayan). [...]

NBCUniversal Boosts Women Screen Directors: Benefits to WIDC Program

June, 2013: Toronto, BC – At its annual WIDC Launch Event, June 23, 2013, Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA) announces a significant cash sponsorship boost from NBCUniversal towards a series of women director-focused initiatives under the Women In the Director’s Chair banner. Starting in 2012 a benefits package funded by NBCUniversal enabled CWWA to develop and deliver new Women In [...]

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CTVglobemedia Grants $335,000 Towards Women In the Director’s Chair Initiatives

Vancouver, BC (June 5, 2008) – CTVglobemedia has confirmed a commitment of $335,000 towards a series of initiatives to support Canadian women directors through programs offered by Creative Women Workshops Associations (CWWA). Starting in 2001, the CTV-BCE Benefits enabled CWWA to entice high-achieving female directors like Patricia Rozema, Leah Pool, Anne Wheeler and Norma Bailey to lead the Women In [...]

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