Women in Film and Television Vancouver (WIFT-V) is pleased to announce that Tini Wider has been selected as this year’s recipient of the WIFT-V William F. White Production Management Mentorship Program.
After graduating from film school in Vienna, Austria, Tini worked as a Location Manager, Production Manager and Producer on various projects. Starting off with short films and gaining more experience with TV Movies and Commercials, Tini currently works as an Animation Line Producer in Vancouver.
“Tini has a great foundation of experience. She is a strong candidate for the program,” said the jury which consisted of Barbara Schoemaker, Training Coordinator & Assistant Business Agent at DGC-BC; Tom Adair, Executive Director at BC Council of Film Unions; Andrea Manchur, Education & Training Coordinator at William F. White International Inc; and Dusty Kelly, Secretary & Business Agent Vancouver Musician’s Association and Chair of the selection committee and member of the WIFTV board.
Tini will receive a 3-Day hands-on placement at William F. White International in Vancouver. She will spend time with staff in different departments learning about resource management, television and film equipment planning, production equipment for digital projects and budgeting.
Tini will also receive instructional sessions with experienced production manager, Kim Steer. WIFTV is excited to have a PM of this caliber on board. Kim grew out of a background of art and production design to become a producer of Canadian independent films. She learned how to balance the needs of the creative forces with the realities of day-to-day production to become a respected line producer/production manager. She completed all six seasons of the Showtime series “The L Word” and recently guided the Netflix production of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” as their Production Supervisor.
WIFTV appreciates this opportunity to provide assistance to Tini at this stage in her career and is grateful to William F. White International Inc. for making this program possible.