2xMore /Sinking Ship Director’s Lab #2: Directors Heather Hawthorn-Doyle, Nimisha Mukerji and Sherren Lee with J.J. Johnston of Sinking Ship Entertainment
The Lab will take three more women through prep, production and post-production on three episodes in the lead up to directing an episode of their own on the latest chapter of Sinking Ship’s Emmy award-winning Dino Dan franchise, Dino Dana.
2x More is a new initiative by Women in View to double the number of women directing scripted media- from the current 17% to 35% – within two years.
“Sinking Ship Entertainment is committed to achieving gender balance both onscreen and off,” says J.J. Johnson, partner at Sinking Ship Entertainment. “Having found three brilliant directors in our first pilot run of this program for Odd Squad, we’re excited to be partnering again with Women in View to foster Canada’s next generation of directors.”
“Being a part of the first WIV-SS lab really helped break open the door to my TV directing career,” said Mars Horodyski.” “It was much more than just a training opportunity because it gave me the chance to show what I could do in a professional context with real stakes.