Join us for the first webinar of our series “Art of Sustainability”
As part of WIFTI’s new series ‘Art of Sustainability – A Global Reflection’, WIFTI President Helene Granqvist will be in conversation with Prem Gill, CEO of Creative BC, Canada and independent producer and line producer Stephanie Dawson.
The conversation will be on Green Shooting, why the work for environmental sustainability and inclusion is so connected and why we need to be more conscious of the impact of our storytelling on the film & TV ecosystem.
Date: January 10th, 2023 at 12pm Pacific Time / 3pm Eastern Time / 9pm Central European Time / 7am Australian Eastern Time
Prem Gill is Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC, the organization designated by the Province of British Columbia to unite, sustain and grow British Columbia’s dynamic and diverse creative sector, including motion picture, music and sound recording, interactive and digital media, and magazine and book publishing.
Bringing more than 20 years of experience in the digital media and entertainment industries, Prem has been named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, Vancouver Magazine’s “Power 50” and received the Community Catalyst award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.
For many years, Prem has championed Canadian creativity as a representative and spokesperson to media, industry and government at all levels. As CEO of Creative BC, Prem is responsible for delivering a wide range of programs and services that will expand B.C.’s creative economy to reach its economic, social and creative potential both at home and globally.
Stephanie Dawson is a producer, line producer, and production manager for narrative, unscripted, and branded content with over 15 years of experience. Her other recent credits include DOWN WITH THE KING (2021), MAYA & HER LOVER (2020), DEREK DELGAUDIO’S IN & OF ITSELF (HULU), GREAT PERFORMANCES (PBS) and HOUSE HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL (HGTV). She has also worked in live events such as Fashion Week and the Tom Joyner Family Reunion.
In 2009, she was introduced to sustainable production on a commercial for a major big box store. Shortly after that, a production with Glass Eye Pix also implemented sustainability measures on set. This sparked a synergy between her two professional loves: filmmaking and the environment. She has pushed for eco processes on set wherever possible since.
She is producing the forthcoming feature film THE RHODORA which she co-wrote with director Maria Matteoli (THE WINE OF SUMMER). She is producing alongside Trevite Willis (CARGO).
In March of 2022, Dawson was inducted to the Full Sail University Hall of Fame. Stephanie is a founding member of the non-profit Women Independent Producers, co-chair of the Producers Guild of America Green Committee and a Climate Reality Leader. She is currently a Producer for the PBS Series Great Performances with WNET Group/Thirteen.