“To learn is to be empowered. To be empowered is to gain courage, strength, confidence, and opportunity. ” – Heather Madill

Heather Madill has worked as an extras casting director since 2017, but she’s pretty sure that over 20 years of experience in theatre, administration, and communications prepared her for this very unique vocation. Working at MadLib Casting & Film Services (named after herself and fellow co-founder Libid Zyla Harder), she recruits all the needed background […]

FTM Presents Careers in Film with Chelsey Mark, as part of the FascinAsian Film Festival

Sunday, May 30th, 11:00am – 1:00pm Via Online Video ConferenceFree!To register, please e-mail us at john@filmtraining.mb.ca Film Training Manitoba is honored to be a part of the FascinAsian Film Festival by hosting a free panel with Chelsey Mark. Chelsey Mark is an experienced actor, ACTRA member, a director, and producer who has appeared in over […]

“Work ethic and attitude will always be rewarded above talent.” – Stephan Recksiedler

FTM’s 21 for ’21: Reel Career Profiles Series presents – Stephan Recksiedler Stephan Recksiedler is a long-time member of the Manitoba film and digital video community. He’s a director and cinematographer for commercials, music videos, shorts, and feature films. Currently, as Production Services Manager at Les Productions Midcan Productions, Stephan works with digital cinema cameras and […]

Screenwriting: An Insider’s View from Hobby to Career with Collin Friesen

A moderated Zoom session and Q&ASaturday, May 29th, 2021 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM CST $25To register, click here and select ‘Screenwriting with Collin Friesen.’ During this two-hour moderated session, screenwriter/director Collin Friesen will share insights from his film industry journey, and review a range of screenwriting topics for beginners and more seasoned writers alike.  All […]

FTM Launches New Distance Education course “Working as an Extra: Intro to Background Performing”

WORKING AS AN EXTRA: INTRODUCTION TO BACKGROUND PERFORMING now online. The province’s dynamic film and television industry has a new training course available through Film Training Manitoba (FTM)’s fully online training platform. Working as an Extra: Introduction to Background Performing is designed to prepare performers for background roles in projects produced in the province. “The […]