FTM Launches New Workforce Development Initiative: Reel Careers Super Six Series
March 17th, 1:00PM – 2:30PM
In celebration of FTM’s 20th Anniversary, the organization launched the 20 for 2020 Reel Careers Profile Series. Every two weeks, FTM shared interviews with professionals about their experience working in Manitoba’s dynamic film industry.
Due to the popular demand of the series, we followed up with a sequel for this year: 21 for 2021, presenting even more profiles of Manitoba film professionals.
In response to the interest we’ve had in these film professional’s stories, we’re launching the REEL CAREERS SUPER SIX SERIES, a regular, rotating public panel of industry professionals who will share insights from their careers during a 90-minute Zoom panel discussion.
The first Reel Careers Super Six Series will be taking place on March 17th from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s are the panel members of inaugural session:
Shelly Anthis has been a filmmaker and professional crew member since 1999. Working in various capacities, as an Extras Casting Director and Location Scout has allowed her to work closely with creative teams while growing her skills as a film technician. Her experience in production has helped Shelly to develop and instill a solid work ethic, while supporting and helping to create a harmonious set where filmmakers can flourish. With a passion for learning all facets of production, she has enhanced her directing and producing skills in the Manitoba independent film scene. Shelly is a mother and also a proud member of IATSE 856 and The Directors Guild of Canada.
Roger Boyer is a writer, director, and producer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is the Executive Director of the Indigenous Filmmakers Association and has a long history of partnering with Film Training Manitoba. Roger is one of the founders of the Indigenous Film Summit.
Scott Martin is a member of IATSE 856 and has been a film industry professional working in grip departments for almost ten years. He’s used his expertise to help fellow filmmakers achieve the lighting and camera set ups needed to realize their projects — including major motion pictures like Aloft starring Jennifer Connelly. He got into the industry partially through an internship facilitated at Film Training Manitoba. Scott proves that if you put in the work, you can achieve a successful career in the province’s film industry.
Heather Neale is a Winnipeg-based Costume Designer and a member of IATSE local 856, The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and CAFTCAD (The Canadian Alliance of Film & Television Costume Arts and Design). She entered the film industry after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a degree in Clothing and Textiles and has designed for some of Canada’s most talented filmmakers including Guy Maddin, Michael Dowse, and Jacob Tierney. In 2013 she was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her work on the television series Todd & the Book of Pure Evil (Season 2), as well as a Genie Award nomination in 2012 for the feature film Keyhole.
Ellen Rutter is a seasoned Manitoba based Production Manager and Producer. She’s a member of The Directors Guild of Canada MB, has instructed FTM training courses, and served as an FTM mentor for worker skill upgrades. In addition, Ellen was recently elected to FTM’s board of directors.
Ben Williams is the new Director for The 48 Film Festival Inc. formed in April 2020. For the last six years he served as the Director of Development and Marketing as well as the Production Centre Director for the Winnipeg Film Group. Ben has studied digital filmmaking at the New York Film Academy in Manhattan. For over 15 years, he has worked in digital media studios in New York City, Chicago, and Shanghai and has freelanced as a video editor in the U.S. and Canada. Most notably, he worked for JWT/New York in the broadcast and entertainment division and for Wieden+Kennedy in Shanghai on an award-winning, groundbreaking Nike campaign featuring NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Additionally, he can also be counted among the first generation of podcast pioneers and independent digital producers to emerge in the online community.