Careers in Filmmaking

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

This workshop provides an overview of all the different on set roles in the film and television industry in Toronto. Training programs often prepare students to be writers and directors, but this course is not geared towards those vocations. The film industry is full of other interesting job opportunities, and one of the best ways to get more involved in the industry is by working on set, learning different roles and making connections. Explore the career possibilities available in this informative course with Jane Walker. Topics covered include crew categories, volunteering, set etiquette, job search and union membership.

The Introduction to Independent Filmmaking workshop is recommended as a prerequisite.



Jane Walker has worked in film for over 20 years in various on-set positions, becoming a professional script and continuity supervisor in 1996. Recently she was the continuity supervisor on the Netflix series Between, the feature film Dr. Cabbie, and has just completed her sixth year working on the CBC series The Murdoch Mysteries. Jane holds a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto, and an MFA in Film from York. She has also produced and directed several films which have screened in Canada and internationally. Jane started teaching workshops at LIFT in 1997, and has also taught at the University of Toronto’s Hart House Film Board, Ed Video in Guelph and Sheridan College.