Championing a dynamic motion picture workforce in B.C. that is equitable, diverse and inclusive.

Emerging TV Producers Program

Love TV? Calling all women and gender-diverse creators to apply for this program.


Gender Equity in Media Society Vancouver

Program Overview

The Emerging TV Producers Program provides training and mentorship for up to ten women and gender-diverse creators, with the goal of providing business skills, training and connections to break into the complex Canadian TV production system.

Join us for an Information Session on Saturday, May 27, at 11:00 am PST – Register here!

Key Dates

May 11, 2023
Program Announcement
May 27, 2023
Information Session (zoom)
June 12, 2023
Applications Open
July 9, 2023
Applications Close (at midnight)
August 7, 2023
Selection Notification
September 22-26, 2023
Phase 1 (in-person workshops in Vancouver)
September-December, 2023

Phase 2 (mentorship, virtual sessions)

Program Outline

PHASE 1: Foundation Workshops

Participants will take part in an in-person, hands-on television business training in Vancouver, September 22-26, 2023. This is a series of Foundation Workshops led by instructors and assistants expert in industry business practices and possessing essential knowledge of what emerging TV producers need to know to get a foot in the door.

PHASE 2: Project Packaging with One-on-One Consultations

From Sept – Dec, 2023, participants will apply what they learned, at their own pace, to package their projects for development funding and or industry markets. Each participant will be matched to a mentor, who will review and provide advice on their project.


There is no cost to apply or participate in the program. Funds for travel, accommodations, and meals will be provided to out-of-town participants. Assistance will be provided for childcare and other accessibility barriers based on needs.Applicant Eligibility
It is the program’s mandate to have a diverse cohort that includes women and gender diverse persons from the IBPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and persons living with disabilities communities. Sign language and mobility accommodations will be provided as needed.Only one person per project may apply.You are eligible to apply if you:

  • Identify as female or gender diverse.
  • Reside in British Columbia.
  • Are a Canadian citizen or have a permanent resident status, and aged 18 or over.
  • Do not have a credit as a producer or show-runner on a produced Canadian TV series project.*
  • Have a completed narrative pilot script (30 or 60 minutes).
  • Own the intellectual property of the submitted project.

*Telus Storyhive project producers and writers are eligible to apply. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact

Project Eligibility

  • Limited (6-8 episodes) or recurring series.
  • Project should be suited to the Canadian TV landscape.
  • Treatment/pitch deck can contain content in other languages but must contain translations.

Application Requirements

Instructions and requirements will be released after the information session May 27, 2023.

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