2016 WIFT-T Deluxe Producer Internship

Toronto, October 6, 2016 – Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T) is pleased to announce Alona Metzer as the recipient of the 2016 Deluxe Producer Internship. The internship is designed to provide significant, post-production knowledge and industry contacts for a female producer with two to five years of production experience.

“WIFT-T is committed to initiatives that advance women’s careers in the screen-based industry,” said Heather Webb, WIFT-T Executive Director. “The Deluxe Producer Internship supports the growth and expertise of women producers through exposure to the best in the industry and works to bridge the gender gap.  Alona will reap the benefits of an exceptional learning experience about the latest in post-production process from outstanding industry professionals at Deluxe Toronto.”

“Deluxe Toronto is proud to partner with WIFT-T once again to provide a unique opportunity that champions the professional development of one talented female producer,” said Diane Cuthbert, Deluxe Toronto, Vice President, Sales. “Understanding the often complicated details of the post-production process will be a huge advantage to Alona’s developing career. The experience will provide specialized knowledge from some of the best talent in our industry, all at our state of the art facility in Liberty Village.”

The Deluxe Producer Internship is an intensive three-week post-production program that includes critical hands on training about production planning as it relates to post, budgeting, dailies, picture and sound completion, VFX, and distribution.

“I am so honoured to have been given the opportunity from WIFT-T and Deluxe Toronto to deepen my knowledge of the post-production process,” said Alona Metzer.  “I know this learning experience alongside the accomplished professionals at Deluxe Toronto will have a lasting impact on my career.”

ABOUT ALONA METZER:

Alona Metzer is a Toronto-based producer and actor.  Alona graduated from the David Mamet and William H. Macy conservatory program, at the Atlantic Acting School in NYC in 2010. Since then, she has produced and starred in several short films including MARINER (2016) which recently had its World Premiere as part of the Official Selection, 2016 Short Cuts programme at TIFF.  Alona is currently producing the short film EROS, and is in development on another short film STRANGER, with director Shervin Kermani.