2022 Reelworld Screen Institute - Black Entrepreneurs Program: Casting Directors, Agents, Managers & Producers
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Black Entrepreneurs Program
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The Reelworld Black Entrepreneurs Program provides business advisory services, workshops, mentorships, and capital investment and networking opportunities to Black individuals interested in launching or advancing a career as casting directors, agents, managers, and producers in the film and television industry.
Beginning March 2022,
11 Black casting directors, agents and managers
will participate in a series of workshops focused on setting up a company and creating a business plan with training in the key areas of accounting, human resources, and marketing and sales. A second group of
5 mid-level producers
, with their
own production companies and have produced at least one feature film
, will participate in a series of workshops focused on business management, negotiation, cash flow management, legal and accounting support. The streams of the program will run concurrently and include a 3 month paid internship.
Applications will close February 28th, 2022, at 11:59pm.
Successful applicants will be notified shortly thereafter. This year, the program is only accepting
The program will start in March, 2022 and continue through to December, 2022. Applicants will need to be prepared to commit 1-2 evenings a week. Please also be prepared for possible travel or attendance at digital events.
Before starting your application, please ensure you have all of your support material including:
1. A colour headshot
2. A one-minute video explaining who you are and why you want to participate in the program
3. A 50 word bio
4. A resume
If selected for this opportunity, I agree to participate in a live webinar panel about my experience to take place during the Reelworld Film Festival in October 2022 and digital events taking place throughout the year
Please select the stream you want to participate in
Which best describes you?
Afro Middle Eastern
Which gender identity best describes you?
Trans Masc Non-Binary
Trans Femme Non-Binary
What are your pronouns?
What is your sexual orientation?
I prefer not to say
Which Province/Territory do you reside in?
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Are you legally eligible to work in Canada?
Where did you hear about the Black Entrepreneurs Program?
Please upload a colour head shot
Please upload your CV.
Please submit 2-3 references.
Please submit your bio (50 words max)
Please provide a link to a one-minute video explaining who you are, why you want to participate in the Black Entrepreneurs Program, and what you expect to get out of it.
What level of education have you completed?
Describe your current primary field of work.
Applicants applying to the producer stream, please provide a link to your previously produced work and let us know if you've received a nomination or award at a Film Festival.
Years of Experience in the Canadian Film Industry
No previous experience
Over 20 Years
Please confirm the following:
I will be available to attend all classes which are held for up to 1.5hrs on weekdays.
I have submitted a colour head shot.
I have uploaded a CV
I have submitted 2-3 references
I have uploaded a one-minute video