WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION – TORONTO ANNOUNCE GAME INDUSTRY MENTORSHIP FOR WOMEN PRODUCERS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UBISOFT TORONTO

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Toronto, ON – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce a mentorship program in partnership with Ubisoft Toronto. The Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship is a unique opportunity for one Canadian producer to gain experience in the games and interactive industry.

“Given the incredible growth of the gaming industry and the increasing consumption of games by women, this mentorship is a step towards providing opportunities for women looking to pursue a career in gaming,” says Heather Webb, Executive Director of WIFT-T. “We applaud Ubisoft Toronto for partnering with WIFT-T to develop emerging talent and for continuing to encourage diversity in the video game sector.”

The one-week mentorship onsite at the Ubisoft Toronto studio will provide the mentee with access to game producers at all levels, along with an understanding of the entire cycle of game production as it relates to Ubisoft.

“I am pleased with the progress the games industry is making to encourage more women to develop games, but we still have work to do,” says Jade Raymond, Managing Director of Ubisoft Toronto. “Mentoring is a powerful tool to help motivate and inspire young talent and I am excited that the Ubisoft Toronto Producer Mentorship will help us raise awareness about game development careers among more women.”

The ideal candidate for the mentorship loves games. She is, at a minimum, a casual gamer, and familiar with AAA, online, and social games. She is a strong communicator, outgoing, organized, detail-orientated, results-focused and has the desire to succeed in the gaming industry. The successful candidate will have 2-5 years of media production experience (WIFT-T Cohort Entry & Emerging.) The mentorship will take place September 22 -26, 2014 at the Toronto Ubisoft studio.

Application materials are now available online and must be submitted by Friday July 11, 2014 to be considered

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