Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

AdChoices
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Eight Canadian female filmmakers chosen for mentoring program Add to ...

If it were a movie, it might be called The Grateful Eight.

Earlier this week, the Vancouver-based Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) announced the eight Canadian female filmmakers who will attend the 20th-anniversary session of a script development and director mentoring program, Story & Leadership.

The group includes Winnifred Jong (developing the Web series Tokens); Kate Green (working on the futuristic Web series NarcoLeap); Virginia Abramovich and Rama Rau (developing their feature debuts); and Shelley Thompson, Melanie Oates, Gloria Ui Young Kim and Madison Thomas (all creating features).

A major component of the program involves industry immersion at the Whistler Film Festival during the first week of December. The program culminates with each director receiving individually tailored coaching over the three months following initial face-to-face sessions with their mentors.

Report Typo/Error

Follow on Twitter: @BWheelerglobe

Also on The Globe and Mail

New study shows diversity moving at snail's pace in Hollywood (AP Video)

Next story

loading

In the know

The Globe Recommends

loading

Most popular videos »

Highlights

More from The Globe and Mail

Most popular