Cross Canada Check-in with Amanda Tapping, Juanita Peters and Brigitte Monneau
WIFT Canada and Women in View Present a National Interactive Webinar
Date: Thursday, July 9th
Time: 2:00 p.m. ADT / 2:30 p.m. NDT
Join Amanda, Juanita and Brigitte as they ignite a dynamic and powerful conversation about women in the screen-based industry mid-COVID.
We invite you to be the engines that will help drive this discussion - to create ideas, thoughts, questions, and suggestions on how to support women in the industry.
We want to create a space where we, as women across the country can connect, listen, share, and empower each other as we move forward. We know there are obstacles and issues that are unique to us as women.
We want to hear from you from coast to coast to coast.
So, what is on your mind? Have you been affected by the pandemic? What changes can be put in place? How can we support each other? Join our conversation, and let’s talk about it!
Connect with us on zoom. Register here!
The event is organized by WIFT Canada, a coalition o f the WIFT chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Alberta and Atlantic as well as Women in View.
Amanda Tapping enjoys a fulfilling career in television and film, having spent 12 seasons on Stargate: SG-1 and it’s spinoffs Stargate: Atlantis and Stargate: Universe as Air Force Colonel Samantha Carter. She then took on the lead role of Dr. Helen Magnus on the television series Sanctuary; a project she had been nurturing from its inception on the internet. She has directed such television shows as Stargate, Sanctuary, Primeval: New World, Arctic Air, Continuum, Strange Empire, Olympus, Dark Matter, Van Helsing, The Magicians, Anne with an E, X Company, Travelers, Supernatural, The 100 , Siren, The Flash, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Batwoman and Blindspot. Tapping has also earned four Leo Awards for Best Actress, has been nominated for two Gemini Awards and four Saturn Awards and won the 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. She won the Jurors Choice award at the Cannes Film Festival diversity corner for the short film she directed “Reel Women Seen”.
She’s a strong advocate for mentorship in the film industry and has sat on the Women in Film and Television’s Advocacy Committee and the Director’s Guild of Canada’s Directors Advisory Caucus. She sits on the board for the Crazy 8’s Film Festival and has mentored some of the directors in the past.
She was honoured with Women in Film and Televisions “Woman of Vision” award. She also received the YWCA Women of Distinction “Connecting the Community” Award. She was awarded The Jules Verne Award in Paris for her humanitarian work. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from The University of Windsor and in 2015 was named ACTRA’s Woman of the Year. She was named the DGC BC’s Women in Entertainment Honouree.
Juanita Peters is an actress, journalist, news anchor and playwright, film and theatre director. She is most known as reporter and anchor of CBC News at Six in New Brunswick in the 80’s and 90’s and also as host of four seasons of CBC’s Doc Side, documentary series. Some of her films include: I Made a Vow, Hannah’s Story and Africville Can’t stop Now. She also directed two episodes of the Film Nova Scotia Award winning dramatic series “Studio Black”.
2019-2020 she acted as lecturer of Playwriting In The Theatre at Dalhousie University. As a playwright she has given us: The San Family,The Mother Club, I M Possible and The Green Book.
Juanita Peters is also the Executive Director of the Africville Museum. The museum is a replica of Seaview Baptist Church which was the heart of the small black community which was razed in the 1960’s. More than a memorial, the Africville Museum and its exhibits invite the visitor to experience life “out home” in Africville, and the recognize the courage that transcends racism and hatred to begin the journey to reconciliation.
Peters is a founding member of Women in Film and Television Atlantic, a member or ACTRA, Canadian Actors Equity Association and Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre. Peters’ is also a founding member of Nova MultiFest, Atlantic Canada’s newest multicultural festival.
Brigitte Monneau is the executive director of Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques, i.e., the Quebec chapter of Women in Film and Television International, since October 2017 and a screen media consultant.
She began her career as legal counsel for television production companies before joining Telefilm Canada where she held several professional and managerial positions during a 17 years career.
She namely worked as director of coproductions and director of international relations, in addition to managing several teams responsible for business relations and program administration for the Canada Media Fund.
She is passionate about female leadership, current affairs in the screen-based industry as well as the showcasing of content here and abroad. She is also a blogger for CMF-Trends where she wrote several portraits on women entrepreneurship.
Brigitte holds a Master in law & Communication Technologies from the University of Poitiers (France) and a Certificate of Common Law from the University of Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada).