January 16, 2018
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Announcements

16 Selected for WIFT-T's 2018 Media Leadership Program

This unique Schulich School of Business certificate program, geared to working media professionals, provides top-level business school learning combined with industry insights and best practices.

Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) proudly announces the 16 participants selected for the 2018 Media Leadership Program (MLP). The MLP focuses on leadership skills, strategic thinking and innovation strategies for those looking to advance to the C-suite or to enhance the competitiveness of their businesses. The 96-hour intensive program begins on January 19 and wraps on May 26, 2018.

“At a time when the need for inspired, innovative and diverse leadership is needed now more than ever before in the media industry we are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Schulich School of Business and Bell Media, our Presenting Partner, to provide this executive learning program. Congratulations to our 2018 selected participants who are joining very esteemed alumni.”

Heather Webb, Executive Director, WIFT-T

The 2018 Media Leadership Program participants are: Adrienne Allan, Associate Director, Strategic Solutions (CBC); Ann Shin, Producer/Director (Fathom Film Group); Bram Abramson, Lawyer, Open Web Fellow, Lecturer (School of Creative Industries - Ryerson); Heidi Lasi, Producer/President (Pelee Entertainment); Jalpa Patel, Assistant Controller (DHX Media); Jay Bennett, SVP Creative and Innovation (Shaftesbury); Kelsey Aikman, Manager, Marketing and Communications (CBC); Kimberley Ball, Director, Media Relations and Sponsorship (Super Channel); Louise Jones, Director of Finance (Guru Studio); Randi Bulatovich, Director, Production Financing (Entertainment One Television); Rayne Zukerman, Lawyer/Producer (Indian Grove Productions); Renee Dupuis-Macht, Sr. Manager, Communications (CTV News, Bell Media Radio and Discovery Networks); Sonia Shields, Post Production Supervisor (Breakthrough Entertainment Inc.); Stephanie Fast, Vice President, Production and Post Production (Frantic Films); Tanya Green, VP, Production (9 Story Media Group); and Theresa Kowall-Shipp, Producer/Writer/Director.

"Schulich's MBA program in Arts, Media and Entertainment specializes in partnering with industry professionals. We are proud to work with WIFT-T in contributing to the depth of management expertise in the ever-changing media landscape."

Trina McQueen, O.C., Program Instructor

The Media Leadership Program covers a range of executive-level topics including business communications, financial literacy and management, marketing, organizational behaviour, and strategic and innovative leadership. Visit the program page for more information on 2018 sessions and instructors.

Participants who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Completion award from the Schulich School of Business at York University.

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