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STAR PRODUCER PROGRAM

Finding story
in the editing suite

In this module of the STAR Producer Program, members were provided with a range of professional development opportunities focused on topics related to post-production.

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Finding the story in post

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On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, the STAR Producer Program hosted a webinar featuring a panel of Canada’s leading story editors, as they drew on their practical experience to outline best practices in developing storylines during post-production editing.

With large amounts of footage and ever-evolving plot points, tackling story in non-scripted production can be a daunting task. Drawing on their vast experience, a panel of Canada’s leading story editors discussed finding story in the editing suite. To help producers prepare and tackle their next non-scripted project, panelists shared details of the roadblocks they’ve faced, problem-solving techniques they’ve developed, and what it takes to form compelling story in post-production. Moderated by Jean Parsons (Vice-President, Unscripted Development, Lark Productions), the panel included:

  • Dinae Robinson (Writer, Producer, Taken)
  • Margot Daley (Story Editor, The Great Canadian Baking Show, Love It or List It Vacation Homes)
  • Sarah Sharkey Pearce (Showrunner, Executive Producer, Yukon Gold, The Devil You Know, Never Say Goodbye)
  • Ruth Nanda (Story Editor, Backroad Truckers, Rust Valley Restorers, Save My Reno)
  • Dylan Wertz (Story Producer, The Bachelor Canada, Paramedics: Life on the Life)

Resources


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Script clearance and title search reports
Quick overview of the benefits (and costs) of commissioning a script clearance and title search report for your productions.
The most popular approaches to translating and localizing movies
Having a movie converted into multiple languages is one of the guarantees of its success. Read about the ways to translate films for massive audiences.
Netflix deliverables and best practices
Netflix’s Partner Help Center is a great resource with helpful FAQ’s to help producers prime their deliverables for the SVOD giant.
Editors on editing
Podcast interviews hosted by Glenn Garland (ACE) and produced by the American Cinema Editors, featuring some of the biggest names in editing speaking about their craft.
Export market readiness
The CMPA worked with a team of Certified International Trade Professionals (CITPs) specializing in trade in services to develop the ‘Exporting Screen-Based Content and Services’ workshop. It was designed to offer members a comprehensive, hands-on training to facilitate selling screen-based content and services into new international markets.
How to make a trailer
Everyone loves a great movie trailer. They help create a buzz about your project. They entertain crowds as stand-alone, short-form tidbits of cinematic excitement. And, if you haven’t even made a full film, a well-executed trailer can lead to successful financing.
Music Publishers Canada
Music Publishers Canada is a non-profit membership-based organization, founded in 1949, that ensures the views of music publishers working in Canada are heard. It the organization’s mission to create business opportunities for its members and to promote their interests and those of their song writing partners through advocacy, communication, and education.
Post-production workflow tips
Five constructive tips to help you create a successful workflow in post. Each tip includes key steps within post-production to help you and your entire team get on the same page.
Screen Composers Guild of Canada’s Find a Composer
There are over four hundred composers in the Screen Composers Guild of Canada, working in a range of styles and a variety of media. By using their “Find a Composer” search engine you can visit members’ web sites, sample their work, or make a call for submissions.
Telefilm Canada marketing program
This Telefilm Canada program supports Canadian distribution and production companies looking to finance the marketing and distribution of their feature film project(s).