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Hot Docs, Shaw Media launch doc training program

Shaw Media and the Canadian festival Hot Docs have partnered to launch the Shaw Media Diverse Voices training program, to support emerging Canadian factual filmmakers.
December 19, 2014

Shaw Media and the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival have partnered to launch the Shaw Media Diverse Voices training program, to support emerging Canadian factual filmmakers.

The program will accept between six and eight filmmakers from diverse backgrounds, and will provide training in documentary and factual television production, including showrunning, financing, coproductions, proposal preparation and the production cycle.

The program will run during the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs festival in Toronto, where participants will take part in a training module and seminar series, career management workshops and networking events.

Applications for the first year of the program will open today (December 19) and close on January 26, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 22 and 34, and be a member of an underrepresented group such as a visible minority, a person with a disability, or a member of the aboriginal community.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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