STAR Producer Program resources
Below is a list of curated resources aimed at complementing the STAR Producer programming.
A new set of resources will be made available as each new module is launched.
Pre-Development resources (Module 1)
- Program / event
Impact Field Guide & Toolkit
An open source resource guide for documentarians that offer ideas and approaches so you don’t have to solve a problem that someone else has already cracked, and can focus on the unique challenges of your own project.
Toronto Screenwriting Conference
Over the past decade, the TSC has become an established conference for working creative talent to come, hone their craft, network with fellow writers and producers, and get noticed through our awards, mentorships, and bursaries which serve to nurture emerging to mid-career talent.
Pacific Screenwriting Program
The Pacific Screenwriting Program is building a vibrant screenwriter community in British Columbia by providing a training ground for BC’s aspiring and active screenwriters. Combining real-world story-room experience, mentorship, bootcamps, workshops and information sessions, the program equips writers with the skills, experience, and connections necessary to establish a sustainable career in the province’s dynamic screen industry.
Development and Other Challenges: A Producer's Handbook
This handbook addresses business issues and considerations related to certain aspects of the production process, namely development and the acquisition of rights, producer relationships and low budget production.
UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report 2019
This is the sixth in a series of annual reports to examine relationships between diversity and the bottom line in the Hollywood entertainment industry.
On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories
This highly-anticipated guide provides cultural principles, key findings from a national consultation process, and best practices for filmmakers, production companies, and funders when depicting Indigenous content on screen, and how communities can be collaborative partners.
Development resources (Module 2)
- Program / event
Inclusion in Netflix Originals - Executive Summary
An USC Annenberg report that analyzes the makeup of Netflix’s on screen talent as well as their creators, producers, writers and directors.
Ontario Creates guide to online professional development resources
A summary table from Ontario Creates that provides links to a wide selection of online professional development and special interest courses that are offered by a number of industry organizations and government agencies. This list is updated on a regular basis.
Erich Pommer Institute
The Erich Pommer Institute (EPI) is one of the leading providers of advanced training in the German and European media landscape and a recognised industry-specific think tank. With its expertise in media law and management and with a variety of formats and publications, the EPI supports the on-going process of digital transformation in the media industry. The Erich Pommer Institute was founded in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 1998 as an independent non-profit limited company and is an institute affiliated with the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF and the University of Potsdam.
Production resources (Module 3)
- Program / event
Crowdfunding to Build Independence
The Crowdfunding to Build Independence is a course that teaches you the essentials for engaging your audience at every stage of your project, and how to leverage that for distribution and your next project. The class has been taught at hundreds of film festivals, organizations and schools for a reason: class attendees have a 90% success rate funding on Seed&Spark.
Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct
The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct is dedicated to preventing and reducing harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence within Canada’s creative industries. On November 23, 2017, a coalition of Canadian creative industry stakeholders released a statement committing to zero tolerance for harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and established working groups to explore the development of a Code of Conduct, safer reporting measures and industry-wide education and training. This Code of Conduct is only the first step in achieving these goals.