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What the Industry is Doing - Women in Film and Television - Toronto

WIFT-Toronto, in association with Quebecor Fund, announce Quebecor Bursary program for underrepresented groups
Women in Film and Television-Toronto (WIFT-T), in association with the Quebecor Fund, announced Thursday the creation of the 2007 Quebecor Bursary program. “We hope this program will open doors and ultimately create a more vibrant cultural landscape in the sector for consumers to enjoy,” said Sue Sheridan, Executive Director of WIFT-T. The Quebecor Bursary program will provide 50 visible minorities and/or Aboriginals with a WIFT-T Full Membership at no cost to the applicant. Applicants must have a minimum of three years working experience in advertising, journalism, film, television or new media production, and must be a visible minority or Aboriginal Ontario-based media professional. The bursary program is specifically targeted to the following communities: Black/African/Caribbean, South Asian, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Middle Eastern/West Asian and Latin American. “We see this type of support as an integral part of our commitment to the independent production sector as well as culturally diverse communities in the Greater Toronto Area,” said Kin-Man Lee, Executive Vice-President of Sun Media Corporation, a Quebecor Inc. company directly involved in print, broadcast and Internet communications.

WIFT-T – new partnership with Schulich School of Business and Humber College
February 7, 2007 - Women in Film and Television-Toronto (WIFT-T) announced this week a new partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre at the Schulich School of Business, York University, and Humber School of Media Studies and Information Technology to offer both a senior level and an emerging level certification course for women and men as part of WIFT-T’s Business Learning Initiative. The Business Learning Initiative (BLI) is an affordable, accessible entrepreneurial training program for media professionals that will be offered through the Centre for Media Professionals (CMP), WIFT-T’s training division for women and men. WIFT-T and Schulich School of Business will work together to develop a senior program of courses in business targeted to managers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the film and television industries. In collaboration with Humber College, the emerging program will target newer entrants to the industry as well as newcomers to Canada with film experience.

Introduction to Diversity Management for Broadcasters
- May 18, 2005
As part of Women in Film and Television Toronto's popular Global Television Executive Development Series, this session taught broadcasters the essentials of of managing diversity.

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