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The Screen Media Makers Industry Summit: Making it in film, television and streaming

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Sponsored by TD Bank Group and presented by Mississauga Arts Council in partnership with producer, Cathleen MacDonald, The Screen Based Media Makers Industry Summit is a full day of in-person conversations, interactive simulations, and networking to help emerging screen-based storytellers navigate the system to fund, produce, and distribute their projects. Tickets are $17 and cover the cost of lunch, register on Eventbrite.

About this Industry Summit:

The film, television, and streaming industry needs fresh stories from new voices. You have stories to tell but are challenged by the very size and nature of this complex industry. How do you get in the game? You need a plan to get your stories made and seen. This summit can help you with that.

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (doors open at 9:30 AM)
  • Where: Rogers Theatre
  • Tickets: $17 – cover the cost of lunch
  • How to attend: Get your tickets:

Taking place at the Rogers Theatre in the Living Arts Centre (4141 Living Arts Dr, Mississauga) on Saturday, March 18th, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (doors open at 9:30 AM). Tickets are $17 a person and cover the cost of attending the summit, provided coffee/tea in the morning and a lunch of a choice of artisanal wraps including roasted vegetable, smoked turkey breast, and roast chicken (Halal) with assorted chips, fruit, cookies and soft drinks.

Who should attend: The Media Makers Industry Summit is for emerging screen-based storytellers of all ages, backgrounds, races, genders, sexualities, and abilities.

An Emerging Screen-Based Storyteller can be 18 to 80+ with approximately 1 to 5 years of industry experience who has made 1 to 3 works (written a script, made a film or short film, web videos or series, music video, digital media). There is no one path to the screen industry. Perhaps you’re pursuing a second career, or your screen career was interrupted. Students enrolled in a post-secondary film or media arts program who have made at least 1 work can also attend.

Agenda is subject to change. All sessions include opportunities to ask questions directly to industry experts. Speakers and panellists will be added in as they are confirmed.

About the Producer:

Cathleen MacDonald is a Canadian filmmaker whose fiction and documentary features, shorts, and series have screened at festivals and have broadcast nationally and globally. Her work includes the series WORKING ANIMALS (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Canal D), the feature documentary ANIMAL IQ TEST (Animal Planet) the series MOVING ON (CBC, TVO), DE-ESCALATE produced with support from the Ontario Arts Council, and the anthology art series, THE LOST MUSEUM. Cathleen serves as a speaker and juror for industry festivals, organizations, and funders, and is a board member with the Oakville Film Festival. She has an Honors BFA in Film Production from York University.