Building an independent creative career can sometimes be a really lonely experience. But there are communities out there that are there to support artists through both formal and informal professional development opportunities. We’ll talk about taking the next steps in your career and finding the community to help you build your confidence.
Thanks to our Project Funders - RBC Foundation and Ontario Creates for their support of the 2020 Newcomer Filmmentor.
Marsha Green has worked extensively in television, film and interactive media. She has written for Global’s Private Eyes and Departure, ABC’s Ten Days In The Valley, and CBC’s hit series Coroner. Notably, Marsha was the co-showrunner for the third season of Global/Lifetime’s critically-acclaimed drama Mary Kills People, for which she’s earned three Canadian Screen Award nominations. Marsha is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre Prime Time Television program and is the current Chair of the WGC's Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Gillian Muller was a 2014 resident of the Canadian Film Centre Primetime program. She worked in the writer’s rooms of X Company and Cavendish, co-directed the webseries Night Owl (SXSW 2018) and the BravoFact Checking Out, she co-produced Super Zee (WIFF 2019, Outlanta/OutFest 2020) with an all P.O.C. crew. Gillian also serves as a senior committee member of the BIPOC TV & Film Visioning Committee and the Black Women Film! Advisory Board. She currently writes for The Surrealtor for SyFy.
Sarolta works on developing and administering the CMPA’s mentorship programs and lends support with the organization’s international initiatives and corporate affairs. Working closely with members and up-and-coming producers, Sarolta is responsible for researching funding opportunities and developing mentorship programs that assist both independent production companies and emerging talent. She is an active member of the Independent Filmmakers Cooperative of Ottawa.