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Best Practices for The Locations Department

August 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

with Rob Kennedy & Monique Perro

Where: Creative MB  |  245 McDermot Ave  |  4th Floor classroom Free for IATSE 856 and 669, DGC, ACTRA members and apprentices, and On Screen Manitoba members

$10 for non-members About the course   This course’s main focus will be on working with the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba to acquire permits and permission, as well as preserving locations when shooting. The instructors will cover all aspects of assisting people in navigating through the City and Province to get the necessary permissions and permits needed. You will learn about managing locations and using best practices while developing communication tools for challenging situations that may arise on site. This workshop will help you to identify immediate steps to be taken in the event of dangerous scenarios, and managing people in stressful situations. Our instructors will provide ideas and solutions for preserving our urban and rural locations. As well as maintaining a good relationship with the community and neighboring residences during production shoots. Our community wishes to ensure that all productions are able to provide a safe space for our crews and for location departments to continue doing the amazing work they do. There will also be an opportunity to share you ideas and to ask questions during the workshop. About the Instructors Rob Kennedy Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism Rob joined government in 2005 as Arts Management Consultant, working closely with Manitoba’s major cultural institutions and arts groups. In 2009 Rob was appointed Director of Manitoba’s 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic and Paralympic Secretariat. When asked, Rob jumped at the opportunity to apply his depth of experience in project management, procurement, marketing and event management. It has been a career milestone to head up the dedicated and creative team that executed Manitoba’s participation on the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Rob also served as Logistics Coordinator for the August 2010 Council of the Federation meeting between Canada’s Premiers and National Aboriginal Leaders in Churchill and now serves as the departments Cultural Industries Consultant and Manitoba Film Liaison Manger, working with film and music producers, industry associations and agencies. Prior to joining government, Rob held senior management positions in the private sector providing professional management and project management services to the event and entertainment industries. Monique Perro After working in production for 8 years, Monique Perro joined the Film and Special Events office as the Film Liaison for the City of Winnipeg. For the past 4 years she has assisted in coordinating services between filmmakers and the various departments to get permits and permissions to film. Monique’s unique perspective serves her well as she understands the challenges of filmmaking and what the City can offer. The Winnipeg Film office and the various departments at the City of Winnipeg are proud partners in supporting the film community.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *  Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy
  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrolment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.
  Course Registration Registration can be done in one of two ways: In Person – Cash, VISA or MasterCard, and debit are accepted. Our offices are located at 300 – 245 McDermot Ave, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. By Phone – VISA or MasterCard (credit & debit) only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.   Cancellation Policy
  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is cancelled will receive a full refund.
  Breaks and refreshments Coffee will be provided


August 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm