Summer Training with FTM

Here at FTM, we believe in the importance of delivering training that will benefit our industry and give participants the knowledge they need for ongoing advancement in their careers.

This summer we are offering workshops for writers, actors, and crew. We have also launched our HR Training Fund for 2012/2013, and the Crew Course and Travel Fund is now open to applications. Our workshops are held in various venues in the downtown area so please visit our course calendar,, for more information on how to find us, and how to register for these workshops. You can also call us at 989-9669!


FTM Writing Intensive Workshop           

Featuring Senior Story Editor, Marlene Rodgers

Application Deadline | July 4, 2012

Workshop Dates | August 17th, 18th and 19th, 2012

$200 per project (plus a non-refundable $35 application fee)


Film Training Manitoba is pleased to bring Marlene Rodgers, senior story editor, to Winnipeg to instruct a writing intensive workshop. During this 3-day workshop, Marlene will walk participants through a project analysis, work on story development, and complete a rewrite. This is the perfect opportunity for writers who are interested in receiving feedback on their projects from an established writer, producer and story editor.

This workshop has an application process. Please visit our course calendar for the complete workshop posting and information on how to register:


Art Department Workshops

$30 per course | $50 for both

Shopping Techniques | July 17 | 6 pm – 9 pm

This workshop will introduce participants to the role of a production buyer and how to successfully approach the challenges of sourcing, purchasing, renting, or acquiring items to be used on a production. Participants will be shown the proper techniques and creative buying solutions that make life easier during a production.

Wrap Binder/CD | July 18 | 6 pm – 9 pm

At the end of every production, an archive of all the items that were used on set is created. This archive is called a wrap binder (or wrap cd), and includes documentation on the props, wardrobe, and set pieces for the production record. Participants will be shown how to create a wrap binder/cd and the importance of properly archiving all the items.

Please visit our course calendar for the complete workshop posting:


Scene Study Workshop

Featuring Jonas Chernick

Application Deadline | August 8th at 4 pm

Afternoon Sessions: Aug. 22nd & Aug. 23rd | 1 pm – 5 pm

Evening Sessions: Aug. 22nd & Aug. 23rd | 6 pm – 10 pm

$100 – ACTRA (full members & apprentices) | $125 for non-union actors
Film Training Manitoba is pleased to bring you our latest actor training with Winnipeg born actor, Jonas Chernick. This scene study workshop is a fantastic opportunity to flex your acting muscles and refine your craft. The focus of this workshop will be on scene study techniques and will also include discussion on the craft of acting and the role of a Canadian actor in the current film and television industry.

This workshop has an application process. Please visit our course calendar for the complete workshop posting and information on how to register:


FTM’s Human Resource Training Fund

FTM is once again accepting applications to the HR Training Fund.

The Human Resource Training Fund was designed to assist Manitoba production companies by providing support for customized training initiatives that are specific to their needs. The HR Training Fund is a positive step forward for Manitoba’s film industry because it allows local companies to design their own training, under the guidance of FTM.

For more information, please visit our website:


Crew Course and Travel Fund

The Crew Course and Travel Fund (CCTF) was created to support the professional development of Manitoba crewmembers currently working in the industry. Through the CCTF, FTM will provide financial assistance to cover the costs of attending a workshop or course not available in Manitoba.

If you are a crewmember who is interested in this fund, please visit our website for more information:



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