Executive Residency Program

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Executive Residency Program

The Executive Residency Program is a Canadian Academy initiative dedicated to providing industry access for mid-career professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous or persons of colour, in order to influence a change in the next generation of executives and decision makers. The eight-month national program matches high-level advocates (such as VPs, executive producers, development/production executives) with emerging leaders, providing insight into how creative and business decisions are made on an executive level. Participants will have the opportunity to develop their creative, business, and leadership skills, and make meaningful connections in the industry.

The Executive Residency Program is presented by our supporting partner Telefilm Canada, collaborative partners Bell Media, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Blue Ant Media, and Boat Rocker, and community partner BIPOC TV & Film.

This program is designed to support members of the following underrepresented communities: Black, Indigenous, or persons of colour. The program welcomes applicants from Québec and Francophones from other regions, however, all program sessions will be conducted in English. Applications and materials can be submitted in French or English. Upon request, the program will offer translation to French whenever possible. Placements will be made in English-dominant environments.

For more information, please review the program Rules & Regulations.

If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email programs@academy.ca.

Applications are open. For more information and to apply visit academy.ca.

Info Session: Join the info session on March 28, 2023, 1:30pm MT. To sign up visit zoom.us.

Applications Close: April 17, 2023, 5pm local time

About the Academy

The Academy believes that we are the stories we tell, and as such, the media establishment has an obligation to ensure that every media professional has the opportunity to share their story and fully participate in the industry. We are committed to addressing systemic racism and fostering inclusion in our own practices, while advocating for and building equity within the larger Canadian media ecosystem.

Learn more about the initiatives in Equity & Inclusion that the Academy is dedicated to here.

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