Six Producers Selected for Whistler Film Festival’s Feature Project Lab
Whistler, B.C. (June 15, 2015): Six producers from across Canada have been selected to participate in the Whistler Film Festival’s annual Feature Project Lab. An intense two-phase business and creative content development experience for Canadian producers presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada, Phase I will take place over five days from June 22 to 25. Phase I is followed by four months of ongoing feedback and project development with advisors, and includes follow up and meetings from December 1 to 4 during the Whistler Film Festival + Summit.
Focused on strengthening dramatic feature projects from script to screen, the WFF Feature Project Lab is intended to advance a producer’s dramatic feature project, facilitate relationships and investment in feature film projects that have US and international appeal. It’s all about getting content made!
“The six projects chosen to participate in this years Feature Project Lab represent an eclectic mix of talent from across Canada. We are excited to launch our new two -phased program with such a strong group whilst connecting them to our industry experts for invaluable feedback to support their journey to screen,” said Angie Nolan, WFF’s Industry Programming Manager.
The six producers and projects selected for WFF’s 2015 Feature Project Lab include:
- Michael Solomon, Apartment 11 Productions (QC) with young adult adventure story BONECHILLER based on the novel by Graham McNamee and written by Imran Zaidi
- Siobhan S. McCarthy, red trike media inc. (BC) with heist psychological thriller/drama GLENDALE written by Wade Kinley
- Allison White, Away Films (NFLD) with action packed family thriller HAMMER written by Christian Sparkes
- Ryan Reaney, Fear and Desire Productions (ON) with smart and stylish horror film MASKS written by Peter Genoway
- Laura Milliken, Big Soul Productions (ON) with romantic comedy RUNNING HOME written by Zoe Leigh Hopkins
- Ralph Holt, Hill 100 Productions (ON) with spring break surf film SHRED written by Walter Forsyth
Industry experts participating in Phase of WFF’s Feature Project Lab include: Andy Reimer, Partner & Co-Founder at Inception Media Group (LA), Kevin Kasha, Head of Acquisitions, Starz, Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard Rose, US & International Sales and Distribution Executive (LA) and Nolan Pielak, Head of Canadian Operations, SVP International Sales, Electric Entertainment (BC).
WFF’s Feature Project Lab Marketplace Analysts and Facilitators include Tim Brown, Executive Vice President Feature Films, Breakthrough Entertainment (BC) and Peter Wetherell, President, Magus Entertainment (LA).
The Whistler Film Festival gratefully acknowledges the generous support and commitment to the Feature Project Lab, presented in association with Telefilm Canada and sponsored by The Harold Greenberg Fund, Creative BC, Canadian Media Production Association, Canadian Media Production Association – BC Producers Branch and IATSE 891.
2015 marks the 15th anniversary of ‘Canada’s coolest film festival’ and ‘Whistler’s Best Arts & Cultural Event’. Featuring innovative and original films from around the world and opportunities to connect with the people who made them, this year’s Whistler Film Festival (December 2 to 6) will be filled with a solid lineup of premieres, honoured guests, lively celebrations and unique industry initiatives. Find out more at whistlerfilmfestival.com.
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