FILM TRAINING MANITOBA LAUNCHES NEW LOGO AT FILM EXPO 2020

Winnipeg, Manitoba – January 12, 2020 In celebration of Film Training Manitoba (FTM)’s 20th anniversary, the organization unveiled its new logo and company colours at FTM’s FILM EXPO 2020 hosted by Les Productions Midcan Productions Inc. and Frank Digital at the production studio located at 509 Century Street.   FTM’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk was joined by Province of Manitoba’s Economic Development Office (EDO) CEO Phil Houde, FTM’s board members IATSE 856’s Terence Fuller and Manitoba Based Production Manager Aaron W. Graham for the reveal. This is FTM’s first re-branding since the company’s launch in 1999 and the standing-room-only event was attended by FTM’s board of directors, staff, FILM EXPO participants and instructors. “It’s an exciting new era in Manitoba’s Film and TV industry and FTM thanks the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Film and Music, our partners, participants, and everyone in our industry for the overwhelming support,” said FTM’s Managing Director Adam Smoluk. Created by Vincent Design, a Winnipeg based creative marketing company that has built a reputation as leaders in Indigenous and non-for-profit designs, FTM’s logo features a simplified icon combining elements from camera equipment directly into the shape of the province of Manitoba. This icon design recalls the history of the medium and features filmstrips along the left side, as well as a distinct lens and shutter button — elements common to both film and digital cameras. Acknowledging the history of the medium is also important and relevant to FTM, especially considering FTM is now in its 20th year. It is important to recognize this history as well as FTM’s expertise and reach in education and embrace of new technology. The new logo will be featured in FTM’s upcoming ACTION! promotional campaign with Winnipeg Transit in February 2020 to promote jobs and careers in Manitoba’s growing Film and TV industry. FTM is dedicated to providing high caliber training and professional workforce development programs to sustain Manitoba’s growing Film Industry. FTM collaborates with workers and organizations in the film and television industry to identify training needs. With this information, FTM offers practical, skill-based training that is targeted where labour gaps occur. FTM’s distance courses are required for membership in recognized industry organizations, which aids in providing training for people living in rural areas of Manitoba. In addition, FTM delivers in-class training and career development presentations to advance training and FTM partners with Manitoba companies to offer work experience opportunities.     For more information contact: Senior Programs & Communications Manager  |  Mauro Ferritto Phone: 204.989.9669 ext.3 Email: mauro@filmtraining.mb.ca

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