CBC and doc makers align to mentor emerging talent

Canada's Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working with Filmmakers initiative has named five apprentices to work with industry veterans on documentary projects for four months. (pictured, The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche)
April 2, 2012

Five doc filmmakers are being given a boost in their careers after five projects were chosen as part of the latest round of the doc apprenticeship program, Giving Voice: Filmmakers Working With Filmmakers.

The partnership between CBC digital channel documentary and the Documentary  Organization of Canada (DOC) supports apprentices who work with acclaimed doc  filmmakers for four months.

Audrey Quinn will work with director/producer Justine Pimlott of Red Queen  Productions on Hot Rollers, a doc produced by Pimlott and written and  directed by Maya Gallus (who are both behind The Mystery of Mazo de la  Roche, pictured).

Noah Bingham will work as cross media project manager and outreach assistant with director/producer Liz Marshall (Water on the Table), and producer Nina Beveridge on cross-platform doc, The  Ghosts in our Machine.

Julia Morgan will work with producer/director Ed Barreveld of Storyline Entertainment on various new projects.

Completing the latest round of apprenticeships is Terryll Loffler assisting  director/producer Daniel Cross (Homeless Nation) of EyeSteelFilm on new media and linear doc Turcot Interchange, while Tess Girard will work  with director/cinematographer Mark Ellam on The Message and The  Jungle Prescription.

The deadline for the next round of applications for the Giving Voice program  is June 11, 2012.

(From Playback Daily)

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