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Sat, Apr 20



Breaking Through the Screens Panel

Join us with a few participants from the most recent cohort of BTTS, as they discuss their experiences job shadowing below-the-line positions with the "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" production studio!

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Breaking Through the Screens Panel
Breaking Through the Screens Panel

Time & Location

Apr 20, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Halifax, 2285 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS B3K 3B6, Canada


About the event

Participants in BTTS spent 6 weeks from February - April 2024 learning about their departments through in-class ionstruction, and also via shadowing work placements with the television series '22 Minutes' in their production studio. Students were able to experience working on a live film set, and explore other departments they may have found interest in.

About Breaking Through the Screens:

Breaking Through the Screens (BTTS) is  a transformative program aimed at fostering diversity in the film industry by providing real-world experience to aspiring Black creatives in below-the-line positions on film crews.  A partnership between NSCC, Culture Link, and Charles Taylor Theatre & Media Arts, the goal of this program was to help eliminate barriers that prevented Black creatives from the film industry. Through partnerships with production companies and industry organizations such as This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Lighthouse Arts Centre, BTTS offers hands-on training in lighting, sound engineering, and set production assistance.

Participants in the BTTS program gain invaluable insights into various aspects of film production under the guidance of experienced mentors. Beyond technical skills, the program focuses on empowering participants to cultivate their creative voices and unique perspectives. In-class learning and peer-to-peer mentorship programs create a supportive community, facilitating connections and collaborations within the industry.

By providing access, opportunity, and support, BTTS serves as a catalyst for change in the film industry. Through the empowerment of Black creatives in below-the-line positions, the program is helping to shape a more diverse, inclusive, and representative landscape in filmmaking, one opportunity at a time.


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