Women in View
Nov 1, 2017
Final Three 2xM Directors for Sinking Ship's Dino Dana
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Dino Dana

Sinking Ship Entertainment and Women in View announced today the successful candidates for the third round of the 2xMore Directors Lab. Three more women will be taken through prep, production and post-production on three episodes of the latest chapter of Sinking Ship's Emmy award-winning Dino Dan franchise, Dino Dana, in the lead up to directing an episode of their own. “You know a program is successful when previous candidates' schedules are so full that you have to wait for an available window.” Said J.J. Johnson, partner at Sinking Ship. "So to directors Aubrey Arnason, Reem Morsi and Lisa Rose Snow, big congrats and looking forward to fighting over your avails a year from now!" Candidates were reviewed by a stellar jury including Director of Drama in Bell Media's Independent Production Unit, Tom Hastings; Executive in Charge of Production, CBC Drama, Sarah Adams; Production Executive - Original Content, Scripted – Corus Entertainment, Susan Alexander and Tara Sorensen, head of Kids Programing for Amazon Studios. "This year’s submissions were extraordinary," said Hastings, " A true testament to the deep and vibrant talent pool of female directors that exists in this country. It is so exciting to know that we will have the privilege to work with each of these amazingly gifted directors." Launched at Prime Time in 2016, 2xMore is part of a multi-tiered initiative by Women in View to double the number of women directing Canadian media. These three directors bring to nine the number of directors whose careers have been advanced through this partnership with Sinking Ship. Previous 2xMore directors have gone on to direct episodes of Murdoch Mysteries, Heartland, Kim’s Convenience and This Hour has 22 Minutes, among other series. “Once again, we were struck by the depth and breadth of talent, and so many powerful original voices the industry needs to be much more familiar with," said Women in View Executive Director, Rina Fraticelli. Along with 2xMore, Women in View produces 5 in Focus a series of initiatives that identify and promote talented women in creative leadership positions. Media Contacts: Kate Sanagan: kate@sinkingship.ca Rina Fraticelli: Rina@womeninview.ca ****************************** Sinking Ship Entertainment is a multiple Emmy award-winning production and distribution company that specializes in live action-CG blended series. The company has produced over 500 hours of content including the hit series Androids, Dino Dan, and Odd Squad. Women in View is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening gender and racial diversity in Canadian media. Since 2012, Women in View has produced an annual Women in View on Screen report. 2xMore is sponsored by the Status of Women Canada in partnership with the Alberta Culture and Tourism, Bell Media, CBC, CMF, CMPA, Creative BC, DGC, NFB, and Telefilm Canada.

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