WIFT-T

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In brief: Star Trek production spend eclipses $250M

Plus: imagineNATIVE brings Oscar gold potential to Indigenous filmmakers in 2021 awards season and WIFT-T names the recipient of its Deluxe Toronto mentorship program.

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WIFT-T unveils 2019 Crystal Award winners

This year’s recipients include producer Mary Young Leckie, maxine bailey and Esta Spalding.

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WIFT-T selects Isa Benn for DGC Ontario mentorship

This year marks the first time a recipient was selected by DGC members, with Molly McGlynn, Linsey Stewart and Rama Rau serving on the inaugural jury.

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WIFT-T unveils 2019/20 board

Shaftesbury’s recently appointed VP, global brand strategy is among the newly elected members on the not-for-profit’s board.

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In brief: Telefilm New Voices and WIFT-T winners announced

Plus: Wolf Joe starts production, Canadian producers head to Cannes and Burden of Truth joins The CW’s summer lineup.

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WIFT-T names Karen Bruce as executive director

Industry veteran Bruce will exit her current role at the Canadian Academy to assume her new post this spring.

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Photo Gallery: WIFT-T Crystal Awards 2018

The event saw the organization honour its 2018 mentorship cohort and the work of industry veterans like Karen-Thorne Stone, Deb Day and Edwina Follows.

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WIFT-T, Hollywood Suite partnership seeks to amplify fundraising, reach

Heather Webb and David Kines discuss the effectiveness of donation-matching, how funds are used and why WIFT-T’s mission matters.

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Heather Webb to exit WIFT-T

The organization’s long-time exec director will step down at the end of December.

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WIFT-T names Crystal Award winners

Discovery Networks’ Edwina Follows and Ontario Creates president and CEO Karen Thorne-Stone are among this year’s recipients.

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Photo gallery: 2018 WIFT-T Reception at TIFF

The annual fundraiser saw leaders from CBC, Telefilm and TIFF come out to honour the achievements and contributions of Canadian women in the entertainment industry.

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In brief: Nguyen’s Hummingbird Project to open VIFF

Plus: Spin Master, Kew Media and eOne all add to their teams, and WIFT-T names its Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship recipient.