Kerry Ball wins CBC broadcasting mentorship


Kerry Ball is the winner of the CBC Business of Broadcasting mentorship, organizer Women in Film and Television – Toronto announced Thursday.

The program gives an emerging Canadian female producer a one-week experience at CBC Television in Toronto.

“[Ball's] experience as a content producer and relationships within the Canadian creative community are a great fit for CBC and our ongoing focus on creating engaging and entertaining all-Canadian content both now and in the future,” said CBC English Services exec director of scripted and commissioned programming Sally Catto in a statement.

Ball in early 2013 will work on-site at the CBC alongside scripted content staff to learn about production and broadcast components of scripted content for multiple platforms. As part of her mentorship, she will also receive access to WIFT-T classes and professional development through the year.

Currently, she works as an associate at film and TV literary agency Meridian Artists with agents and a roster of writers and directors to facilitate employment opportunities and project sales in Canada and the U.S.

Ball previously worked for Achilles Media as a TV content producer and programmer of events like the Banff World Media Festival, Montreal’s JFL and History Makers in New York City.

She will be acknowledged at WIFT-T’s Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon on Dec. 4 in Toronto.