Women in View: On Screen Report
This webinar presented the results of Women in View’s sixth On Screen Report (WIVOS) with the Report’s co-authors Jill Golick and Nathalie Younglai, Founder of BIPOC TV & Film. Since 2012, Women in View has tracked the engagement of women writers, directors and cinematographers in Canada’s publicly funded film and television industry. These reports have shown that Canadian Screen-based industries are capable of change. The reports have captured the stats from early years of tracking stagnant progress to seeing the effects of industry commitments making major strides and reaching gender parity. However, with this most recent report, when analyzing the stats for women through a racialized lens, the numbers tell a different story. The blanket term “women” can no longer be used to mean “all women” when the numbers show that not all women are being raised up.
TV Writer, Director, Provocateur and Founder of BIPOC TV& Film
Screenwriter, Story Editor and Creative Producer
Mohawk writer, Director, Showrunner
The Family Care Project
This webinar presented the initial findings of the Family Care Project, a short-term WCC research project on family and child-care. The investigation explored various family care initiatives within and outside the screen industry. The panel conversation was partly informed by and incorporated data from the recent survey of women and caregivers in the industry. These preliminary results will contribute the first step towards a more in-depth analysis and assessment of family care issues specific to the screen industry across Canada and recommendations for advocacy and change going forward.
Executive Director Reel Families for Change Canada
Executive Director BIPOC TV & Film
Lawyer at McInnes Cooper.
Cross Canada Check-in
The second Cross-Canada check in with women in the screen industries. The conversation brought to light challenges and successes of pivoting to working from home, finding work life balance and taking care of one’s mental health during these challenging pandemic times.
TV Host, Producer
TV News Anchor
Disabilities and Inclusivity in Film and Television
#CripTheScript is a term coined by multi-award-winning Disabled writer, performer, and producer Ophira Calof. What does it mean? To challenge, reframe, and reclaim language, systems, stories and stages to centre ‘Crip’, or disability, identities, experiences, and culture. The webinar examined challenges and solutions faced by Disabled creators, on-set and on-screen, and brought attention to the unique voice Disabled artists bring to storytelling.
Writer, Performer, Producer
Performer, Filmmaker, Artist
Positive Vibes from a Negative Year
This webinar offered a frank discussion about industry news stories – recent changes and developments taking place across the industry landscape – how they impact women generally and specifically underserved and underrepresented women creatives.
Legal Counsel, Legal Team Leader, CMF Program Administrator at Telefilm Canada Co-Chair and Equity and Representation Action Committee at Telefilm Canada;
Associate Director, Indigenous Screen Office
Co-Founder and Executive Director, Black Screen Office
Filmmaker, Consultant on underrepresented communities for anglophone Canada, CMF
2020 Decolonizing The Film Set
This webinar brought together three Indigenous filmmakers to discuss dismantling colonial and racist systems in our industry.
Writer, Director, Performer
Content Creator, Director, Producer