THURSDAY, JUNE 28
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Gerrard Room, Ground Floor
33 GERRARD ST. WEST
(closed-door session with pre-selected writers/directors)
In an effort to evolve and expand production opportunities for women writers and directors in Ontario, the Female Eye Film Festival is rounding up established Ontario-based producers and emerging women producers for a new industry initiative.
Over the years, we have noted that many women writers/filmmakers are not on the radar of local producers. The goal of the Ontario Producer Roundup is to team emerging and established women producers, who will then meet with award-winning Female Eye directors and writers culled from 15 years of the festival to participate in a program geared toward the production of features directed by women. The writers/directors will pitch their feature projects in closed-door sessions with this group of esteemed Ontario producers.
By engaging producers in this program, we move steadily toward correcting the gender inequity that plagues our industry
Byron A. Martin, producer, Byron A. Martin Productions Inc.; Jessica Martins, entrepreneur, executive producer, and founder of Hero Artists Talent Agency; Jane Tattersall, Sim, and senior vice-president, Post Toronto; Caroline Habib, VP, Development, New Metric Media; Avi Federgreen, IndieCan Entertainment Inc.; and, Karam Masri, program consultant, Industry Initiatives, Ontario Media Development Corporation.
Facilitated by FeFF Executive Director: Leslie Ann Coles