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Ava Wins WIFT & Meridan Artists Mentorship

Film Production Company, Ava Torres, WIFT, Canted Pictures, Toronto, Canadian Filmmaker, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, film company, video services
Film Production Company, Ava Torres, WIFT, Canted Pictures, Toronto, Canadian Filmmaker, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, film company, video services
Film Production Company, Ava Torres, WIFT, Canted Pictures, Toronto, women in film and television, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, meridian artists, video services
Film Production Company, Ava Torres, WIFT, Canted Pictures, Toronto, women in film and television, independent, film, award winner, nominee, Waterloo Region, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, meridian artists, video services

The initiative and proactiveness she has demonstrated in her career so far is very impressive to us. She is eager to learn more about the role of an agency as it relates to her producing career. We are excited to welcome her to our office in the fall.

Kerry BallLiterary Agent and Head of Department, Meridian Artists

TORONTO, July 5, 2017—Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Ava Torres as the recipient of the 2017 WIFT-T Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship. Launched this year, the Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship is a unique experience for a female emerging professional working in the Canadian screen-media industry that offers a three-week experience in the day-to-day operations of a talent agency.

“We’re thrilled to have Meridian Artists join our roster of mentorship opportunities for emerging talent,” says Heather Webb, Executive Director, WIFT-T. “This partnership represents WIFT-T’s commitment to providing emerging professionals with career development opportunities that highlight the numerous entry points and roles in the industry. At WIFT-T, our goal is to highlight the diverse possibilities existing in the industry and provide the tools needed for women to emerge and thrive as vocal, innovative, and visionary leaders in Canadian media.”

At Meridian Artists, Ava will learn, through job-shadowing, how a select roster of the most talented writers, directors, actors and authors are represented and managed.

“We are very pleased to have Ava as our inaugural mentee,” says Kerry Ball, Literary Agent and Head of Department, Meridian Artists. “The initiative and proactiveness she has demonstrated in her career so far is very impressive to us. She is eager to learn more about the role of an agency as it relates to her producing career. We are excited to welcome her to our office in the fall.”

Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop

Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop, City of Kitchener, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Film, Kitchener Public Library, KPL
Micro-Budget Filmmaking Workshop, City of Kitchener, Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, Ava Torres, Helmann Wilhelm, Film, Kitchener Public Library, KPL

We are very excited to announce that with the support of the city of Kitchener and the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre, we will be teaching a workshop on micro-budget filmmaking on Thursday, September 22nd from 4-7PM (EDT). The event will be held in the newly renovated Theatre Room at the Kitchener Public Library.

About the Workshop:

Whether you are a recent film graduate or an established filmmaker, one of the biggest obstacles in making a film is acquiring the finance to make it. A micro-budget short film, for example, can cost up to $20,000. With that in mind, film can easily be one of the most expensive mediums in the arts, and with the economical state that we are currently in, it is all the more important to be resourceful. Nevertheless, there are other ways to overcome such an obstacle while not compromising the quality of your film. Topics that we will cover in this workshop include: the importance research, hiring crew members and casting actors, working within your means and with your environment, crowd funding, social media, pre-production and post-production.

 Topics Include:

  • Substance Over Style
  • Camera Tips (HD vs. 4K)
  • Employing a Skeleton Crew
  • Working with Natural/Available Light
  • Film Festival Secrets

Refreshments and treats will be provided 🙂 For those interested in attending the event, please use the link below to sign-up!

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