Business Model Canvas

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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This four-hour workshop is designed as an introduction to business modeling tools, techniques and terminology to assist content producers and content businesses build sustainable practices. The workshop takes a participatory, multi-method approach to create a stimulating interactive working environment. Using the business model canvas tool and a series of hands-on development exercises, producers will map and test their business concept, discover hidden value, address gaps in of their theories and explore new opportunities for potential audiences and revenue streams. The BMC is an easy-to-use, visual framework and strategic management tool that allows participants to develop their business story and strategy alongside their creative vision. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the start of a business model specific to their project, invaluable take-aways for future projects and their on-going business development needs.

Participants must submit a brief description (one paragraph maximum) of their project and a bio by Friday April 21, 2017. Please submit to with “LIFT Winter 2017: Business Model Canvas” in the subject line. This course is recommended as a companion to the Introduction to Independent Filmmaking and Producing Documentary Film workshops.



Orla Garriques is a multi-faceted professional working at the intersection of television, film, digital media and the arts. She has worked for leading media institutions to deliver a range of special initiatives that foster professional development such as CFC Media Lab’s ASTOUND Initiative; RRFF Completion Fund; MIC Internship program and most recently the South Africa Business Model Program. She has also worked for award-winning production companies, in the areas of development, business affairs, marketing and audience engagement. Some are, WestWind Pictures, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Designer Guys and Goldmind; Hungry Eyes Production, Guns; Inner City Films, Skin Deep and Jozi-H and Doe Eye Media, Made In Canada and Bannock and Bratwurst. Her personal work includes a mix of documentary, digital and interactive installation productions, DruMeBa, Street Health, iNity and ArtN’fact.