Hands-On Filmmaking Experience!
BC Film + Media's Professional Internship Program
Nine interns will get on-the-job training in producing, screenwriting or marketing and distribution in the BC film and television industry, BC Film + Media President and CEO Rob Egan, announced today.
"BC Film + Media is committed to supporting skills development opportunities to ensure the next generation of filmmakers contribute to the province's growing domestic film and television industry," said Egan.
Through the BC Film + Media Professional Internship Program, interns 'earn while they learn' for up to 20 weeks working with mentors who are active, established industry professionals. Internships are available in the areas of feature film screenwriting, writing in a story department, producing, or marketing / distribution.
This year's internship teams are:
- Sara Snow who will work with writer Ian Weir on the youth television series Edgemont;
- Michael Van Lane with screenwriter Frank Van Keeken, on the new comedy series Big Sound;
- Laura Bryans with producer Tony Papa on the broadcast single Ice Beyond Cool;
- Yves Ma with producer Shan Tam, on the feature film Lunch with Charles;
- Diana Wilson with producer Jill Sharpe, on the documentary The Right to Jam;
- Mary Anne McEwen with writer Patricia Gruben, on her script Jeannie Deans;
- Brian Paisley with screenwriter Mort Ransen, on his screenplay Near Kisingani;
- Ross Weber with mentor Donnaleen Saul, on his feature script Jack and Claire; and
- Cailey Crawford with distributor Marilyn Kynaston in marketing/distribution at Forefront Releasing.
The Professional Internship Program has one call for applications each spring and information about the program is located on the BC Film + Media website at www.bcfilm.bc.ca