From a media release:
Women in Film & Television â€“ Toronto (WIFT-T) announced today that they have partnered to create a new mentorship opportunity. The Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship is open to a woman with at least two yearsâ€™ experience, but not more than five, in the screen-based media industry. It is a full three-week immersion at Meridian Artists, a premiere literary agency and leading entity in the Canadian entertainment industry, founded by Glenn Cockburn.
The mentee will learn, through job-shadowing, how a select roster of the most talented writers, directors, and producers in North America are represented and managed; learn more about client management and development, generating ideas, preparing pitches and selling shows; tap into the youth and animation markets; get a glimpse into the world of publishing; see how clients are â€œpitchedâ€ for roles; and experience the bullpen.
The inaugural Meridian Artists Agency Mentorship will take place from October 23 to November 10, 2017. The mentee will also receive a cash honorarium and on-stage recognition at the 2017 WIFT-T Crystal Awards Gala Luncheon in December. Deadline to submit is May 31, 2017. For more information on the submission process, visit wift.com.
About WIFT-T: Women in Film & Television â€“ Toronto (WIFT-T) is a member-based organization of women and men working in screen-based media that supports the development and advancement of women in the industry. Membership in WIFT-T enables women to be capable, confident, connected and successful in their careers. For more information, visit www.wift.com.
About Meridian Artists: Founded in 2005, Meridian Artists is a premiere full service e-literary and talent agency and a market leader in the Canadian entertainment industry. With principal offices in Toronto and Los Angeles, Meridian Artists is an established leader in the representation of actors, authors, screenwriters and directors. www.meridianartists.com