FTM’s Leadership, Management, and Supervision in Film Course with Ellen Rutter and Reil Munro

March 18 and 19th, 2023, 10:00 am to 4:30pm

Location: Red River Polytech – 160 Princess St. – Room: P417

Registration Fee:  
DGC Members: $65.00
General: $85.00

To register online click here and select ‘Leadership, Management, and Supervision’ from the list of courses.

About the workshop:

Given the film industry’s highly technical and fast-paced nature, individuals can often be promoted or advance in positions with little or no training on how to lead, manage and supervise. This can provide significant challenges. This course will provide in-depth leadership, management and supervision skills development for the participants and includes in-depth examples and best practices, three case studies and an open book test.

Attracting and retaining workers in Manitoba’s film industry is critical to the health and growth of the industry. There is no doubt that the more effective leaders, managers and supervisors can be, the more successful the industry’s workers will be in their work output. FTM has developed this course specifically to help the participants put their best foot forward and to contribute to a more positive film workplace culture.

Topics in the various modules of this course will include:

  • Module 1: How Does the Film Industry Operate?
  • Module 2: Supervisory Management Tasks and Strategies.
  • Module 3: Leadership and Influencing.
  • Module 4: Basics of Human Resources.
  • Module 5: Setting High Standards in the Workplace.
  • Module 6: Effective Communication and Assertiveness.
  • Module 7: Decision Making, Dealing with Issues and Problem Solving. Module 8: Work/Life Balance, Privacy and Setting Boundaries.

About the instructors:

Ellen Rutter (DGC-MDC) – Ellen has worked as Production Manager, Line Producer and Producer on over fifty film and TV projects. Ellen is a senior-level instructor, mentor. Ellen has instructed various FTM programs and regularly serves as an FTM mentor to upgrade the skills of Manitoba’s film industry professionals. In addition, Ellen was elected to FTM’s board of director and in 2022 Ellen was awarded the inaugural Summit for Women in Film Trades (SWIFT) Award for championing women and other underrepresented film workers.

Reil Munro (Cree/Scottish) – (Member of IATSE 856) – Reil has numerous film credits as writer/director and is also a professional in the electrical and camera departments for commercial films. Reil has worked on many sets in his long spanning film career, on such films and series as, Arbor Live!, Death Race, Red 2, The Medicine Line, and Elijah. Reil’s objectives are to strictly collaborate with creative individuals, be it technical or creatively. Reil is a non- union Director of Photography, with over 10 years’ experience as a lighting, camera movement specialist (sanctioned) with the last 7 years spent exclusively operating the camera, and lighting for episodic television, music videos and documentaries. His years of working in professional motion picture gave him an extensive appreciation of lighting, camera movement, and composition, which he has segued into his own.

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 canceled will receive a full refund.

FTM is a non-for-profit charity and member of the Province of Manitoba’s sector council program (through the Department of Economic Development and Jobs). FTM conducts workforce development and training to build a highly skilled and adaptable film industry to support the activities of Manitoba production companies. FTM collaborates with members of the film and television industry to identify the training needs within the community.