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The WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Directors Program is a talent roster initiative focused on experienced Canadian directors from underrepresented communities.
The WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program is a professional development initiative focused on experienced Canadian writers from underrepresented communities.
The Canadian Academy Women in Post program provides higher-level industry access and professional development for emerging to mid-level creatives working in all areas of post production.
The Canadian Academy's Executive Residency Program is an initiative dedicated to providing industry access for mid-career professionals from underrepresented communities matching high-level executives with emerging leaders to develop their creative, business and leadership skills, and make meaningful connections in the industry.
Bringing filmmakers and recording artists together through music video production grants of up to $15,000
A year-round professional development series, Academy Talks events feature moderated panels and special guest speakers sharing insight on their creative strategies, innovative business approaches, and industry leadership.
An annual awards program recognizing outstanding artistry in Canadian music video production.


Academy Talks: Ways & Means | From Story to Screen
Academy events

This Ways & Means session, presented by the City of Toronto, looks into adapting books and existing stories for the screen. From optioning agreements, obtaining rights and purchasing IP, to adapting a screenplay, and casting, our panel will take an in-depth look at what it really takes to bring a novel to life on screen.

August 17