Board of Directors

Film Training Manitoba’s Board of Directors consists of ten members who set policy, monitor the financial health and performance of the organization, and provide guidance to the Executive Director.


Chair: Andrew Yankiwski – Producer, Precursor Productions
Andrew is a professional producer who has overseen countless projects during his decade at the helm of Precursor. His philosophy as a producer is simple: understand each artist’s creative vision for their music and make it a reality in the studio. As an engineer he is known for extremely high production values and the unique ability to create a signature sound for each artist.

Vice-Chair: Terence Fuller 
Terence has been working in the Manitoba Film Industry for over 15 years, most of that time was spent in the Grip Department working his way up to the Key Grip position. In 2017, he became the Steward of IATSE 856, where a large part of his time is spent communicating with Film Technicians to help them in a variety of situations such as Employer concerns, Collective Agreement clarification as well as Member to Member issues. He has been a long serving Instructor for Film Training Manitoba of both the Grip/Lighting Workshop (along-side Joao Howloka) and Set Orientation/Set Safety (along with Reed Makayev from the DGC).

Directors:

Aaron Graham – Production Coordinator
Aaron is a full member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and serves on the executive of the DGC Manitoba’s district council. He has served as a Production Coordinator and Assistant Production Coordinator on such Winnipeg-based productions as “Midnight Sun”, “Breakthrough”, “The Parts You Lose”, and “Burden of Truth” Seasons 1 and 2.

Aaron also has an extensive background in freelance film writing including the publications Screem Magazine and Art Decades. A partial list of his interview subjects include Terry Gilliam, John Landis, James Gray, Richard Franklin, Charles B. Griffith, Stuart Gordon and Richard Linklater. Graham was also selected to the Berlinale Talent Campus at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival.

Jill Latschislaw – MITT
Jill Latschislaw is the Senior Manager, Workforce Development and Community Initiatives for the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology. In her role, she is responsible for the growth of Workforce Development and Community Initiatives including business development, program planning, contract training, consulting services, partnership initiation and management. She is engaged in industry-driven program development and initiatives, as well as business, industry and community engagement.  Jill is particularly interested in assisting First Nation communities in accessing training in programs such as Residential Framing, Business Administrative Assistant, and tourism courses, as well as the issuing of micro-credentials through the recognition of skills mastery on the job.

Jill is a U of M graduate with a Diploma in Human Resource Management, is a Level 1 DACUM Facilitator, and is currently enrolled in the Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences Certificate program with Ryerson University.

Carrie Wilkins
Carrie is a partner in UNIT204 Productions services and is a current member of the Directors Guild of Canada. Carrie was profiled in FTM’s 20 for the 20th-anniversary profile series on Manitoba film professionals. Recently, Carrie has partnered as a producer in the production company, Hydraulic Content. 

The last 30 years of entrepreneurship in various industries have provided Carrie with a deep understanding of effectively improving operations to positively impact growth and profit, while creating a positive and empowering workplace culture. She looks forward to working with the FTM staff, board members, and community members to continue providing opportunities for learning and development in the Manitoba film industry.

Jeremiah Milmine – IATSE Local 856 ex-officio
Jeremiah Milmine moved to Winnipeg in 2002 after completing his education in film production at Thunder Bay’s Confederation College. He has sat on the IATSE 856 executive for four terms of office. He’s successfully produced, written and directed his own projects and is an active participant in the Winnipeg arts, film and athletic communities.

Kyle Irving – On Screen Manitoba  ex-officio

Ellen Rutter – DGC ex-officio

Cheryl Gensioek – ACTRA ex-officio

Luther Alexander