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 […]

Nathalie Massaroni – “Introduce yourself to everyone & make it known that you’re ready to work; you never know what may come from an introduction”

Nathalie Massaroni is a Manitoba-based editor and filmmaker. After graduating from the University of Winnipeg’s film program, she gained experience in various roles on projects including Night Hunter, How It Ends, GONE: My Daughter, and Siberia. Massaroni got the opportunity to pursue her dream career — a professional film editor — when she joined Farpoint […]

Film Training Manitoba and ACTRA MB see huge success with inaugural BIPOC Performers Training Initiative

If the last five years are any indication of where Manitoba’s film industry is going, we’re in for an explosive ride. According to Manitoba Film & Music, our media production industry has more than doubled its production volume, from $110 million in 2014-15 to more than $261.5 million in 2019-20. While the pandemic slowed film production in 2020, it didn’t stop the actor’s union ACTRA MB and Film Training Manitoba (FTM) from seeing another opportunity for growth.  […]