The IATSE 669 Camera Trainee Program is designed to provide participants with the skills and on-set experience they will need to become a 2nd Assistant in the Camera Department. The aim of the program is to have full members of IATSE 669 work with trainees to help them learn work habits and techniques, camera systems, and networking skills.
Once accepted into the program, trainees are assigned to 5-week rotations on union productions and are paid at least minimum wage for their work plus fringe benefits. It is an invaluable experience for anyone interested in working in the camera department.
Trainee program applicants need to meet the following application criteria:
• You must be legally entitled to work in Canada AND be a permanent Manitoba resident. If you are in Canada on a work permit/visa we cannot accept your application.
• Must be at least 19 years of age.
• Completion of Grade 12 or GED equivalent.
• A minimum of 30 days On-Set Experience, paid or volunteer. IATSE 669 will give preference to those individuals who have on-set experience in the camera department, however all on set experience considered.
• Completion of mandatory courses (see note below).
IATSE 669 requires all members to hold certificates in the following courses: Set Orientation, Safety Awareness and WHMIS. These courses are available through Film Training Manitoba (http://www.filmtraining.mb.ca/training/crew/online/).
You must submit proof of completion of these courses with your application. Photocopies are acceptable. You may also still apply if you are currently registered for a course that you have yet to complete. In such cases – proof of registration is required.
Your trainee application must be compiled in the following order
• Completed application form.
• Proof of residency.
• Letter of Intent, addressed to the attention of the Trainee Committee.
• Reference letters.
• Photocopies of the mandatory course certificates (or registered date of courses).
• A $50 nonrefundable application processing fee (made payable to IATSE 669)
For more information, interested applicants should contact Louise Baker-Griffiths, Training Coordinator, IATSE 669
(778) 885-1970 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
WINNIPEG – On January 23rd Film Training Manitoba (FTM) was pleased to host representatives from the Government of Canada as they announced their ongoing support of Film Training Manitoba (FTM) through the Career Focus Program. The announcement was made by Dr. Kellie Leitch, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.
“Our government’s top priorities are creating jobs, economic growth and long-term prosperity and with the current skills and labour shortages, we need all of our talent at work, especially our young talent,” said Dr. Leitch. “This is why our government is investing in the national Youth Employment Strategy (YES) to help youth develop the skills and gain the experience they need to get jobs now and prepare for the workforce tomorrow.”
Film Training Manitoba received over $30,000 from the Career Focus Program to help recent graduates in Manitoba gain on-the-job experience and apply the skills acquired through education to ease the transition to work. FTM works closely with local labour organizations and the film production industry to determine where labour shortages exist and identify where training is a priority. As a result of the government’s investment in training, 75% of past program participants are currently pursuing a career in the industry.
“Thanks to this important federal government program, the Career Focus participants will gain valuable career experience and learn to apply their classroom skills in the workplace,” said Neila Benson, Executive Director, Film Training Manitoba.
The Career Focus Program is an important part of Film Training Manitoba’s overall training strategy. The program is well known to employers in the industry and has a high impact on the development of entry-level workers. Over the past four years, FTM has had an average of ten program participants per year who have completed a work experience placement.
Please visit our photo gallery for pictures from the event: http://filmtraining.mb.ca/news/gallery/outreach/press-conference-2013/
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For more information contact:
Dawn Bourbonnais| Communications Coordinator
Direct line: (204) 989-9663 | Email: email@example.com
Film Training Manitoba
100-62 Albert Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1E9
PAL Winnipeg was established to provide affordable housing for older people who worked, or continue to work, in the recorded or live Entertainment Industry.
It is vitally important that workers in the Arts participate in this housing survey – without significant input from the community we will never gain the financial support necessary to build a PAL Residence.
We understand that the last try at a survey was too complicated and we have endeavoured to simplify the process.
The survey is now easier for people to complete – using Survey Monkey. It shouldn’t take more than 5 to 7 minutes.
Here is the updated link to PAL Winnipeg’s Housing Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/palwinnipeg
For more information, please contact ACTRA.
Winnipeg, MB. – March 16, 2011 – Blue Moon Furniture and Merit Motion
Pictures have formed an agreement to develop a television series based on
the struggles and dreams of the ladies behind the landmark Corydon design
business. The docu-soap will follow owner Sylvia Bock and daughter Leila
Bock-Freeman, who have co-managed the company for five years, as they strive
to grow their business, work together as family and share their passion for
“This is just what the market is looking for,” said Executive Producer Merit
Jensen Carr. “The women of Blue Moon are great characters.”
“We’re thrilled and excited to be working with Merit. We see this as an
opportunity to share our company’s work with a broad audience and help get
Winnipeg on the map as a creative design hub in North America,” said Bock.
Blue Moon, recognized by its enormous rooftop sculpture of a globe, has been
a fixture on Corydon for 20 years. Its mission is to offer beautifully
designed furniture to customers looking to discover and enrich their home as
a space that nourishes the mind and body. Since 1991, the company’s creative
team has worked with an international network of craftspeople to provide
contemporary luxury furnishings to clients in Winnipeg and abroad.
Merit Motion Pictures is an award-winning production company founded by
executive producer and industry veteran Merit Jensen Carr. Specializing in
multi-platform factual entertainment, Merit has worked with numerous
broadcasters to deliver fresh and exciting programming to the international
market. In 2010, Merit co-produced with CBC’s The Nature of Things and
National Geographic International the captivating four-part documentary
series One Ocean, which garnered the program’s highest ratings for its
2009-2010 season. The company also produced the five-season, Gemini
Award-winning international documentary series Recreating Eden, originally
created for HGTV.
Merit Jensen Carr
Merit Motion Pictures
248 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1M2
784 Corydon Avenue
The Beyond Borders Media Awards honours journalists who cover stories about the sexual exploitation of children.
Work of all nominees must meet the following criteria:
Increased awareness – The submission provides the audience with accurate information that highlights the dynamics and realities of sexual exploitation. It may provide new insights or uncover underlying causes of the issue. The coverage may lead to further journalistic investigation of the story or support legislative or policy changes to better address the issue.
Quality of work – The submission is well researched and balanced in its approach. It is well written and in the case of broadcast, has high production values. It may use innovative or dramatic techniques that reinforce the message included in the coverage.
Respectful – The submission uses respectful language that does not denigrate or cast blame upon those victimized through sexual exploitation.
Submissions must meet the ethical guidelines for reporting on children set out by UNICEF. Submissions must represent the issue in a clear and balanced manner that does not sensationalize the abuse of children in any way.
Additional student award criteria:
- Student must be enrolled in a recognized Canadian journalism/film studies or related program at the time of submission.
- Written submissions no longer than 1,500 words.
- Electronic submissions no longer than 30 minutes.
- The submission may or may not have been published or broadcast.
- Student must agree to Beyond Borders featuring winning entry on its website.
Find the official guidelines and more information about Beyond Borders and the media awards at www.beyondborders.org.
PROVINCE ANNOUNCES NEW ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
To support and enhance a partnership between industry, labour and government in developing provincial workforce policies, Competitiveness, Training and Trade Minister Andrew Swan today announced the appointment
of members to the new Advisory Council on Workforce Development. (more…)