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Progamme éducatif à Montréal

Dates: February 18 & 19, 6-9pm (2 evenings)
Rate: Member 80 / Non-member 110 
Number of participants: min. 3 / max. 8

This theoretical workshop covers the preparation of an independent film production budget for short fiction and documentary projects. Concrete examples will be shown to illustrate the various elements covered.

Instructor: Janet Torge

Janet Torge has made her mark in almost every aspect of documentary filmmaking. Through her company Torge Ahead Inc., she goes where the contracts take her.

She has produced nearly all of Josh Freed's documentaries (including The Trouble with Experts, Life Below Zero, My Messy Life, In Search of Sleep). She was co-producer of Brian McKenna's The Great War (Galafilm), acting as the den mother for over 200 descendants of World War One soldiers. As head of Galafilm's Documentary Unit, she produced The Origins of Aids, Robin Hood andTo Cure or To Kill?.

Torge also enjoys research and archive work because of it's creative content and has tackled such projects as The Secret World of Gold (Galafilm), La Croisée des chemins (Francine Pelletier) Liberty, USA (Handel Productions), Performance (Pixcom Productions),War of 1812 (Galafilm), Jackie Robinson (Rightime Productions), The Pill (NFB), and The Life and Times of Margaret Trudeau (Kaos Productions).

Before her documentary television career, Janet worked in a variety of other media. She was a radio talk-show host on Montreal's CFCF Radio and CBC's Radio Noon; the Montreal "Traffic Lady" on CBC morning radio; and a columnist at the Montreal Gazette, Montreal Daily News and the Oxford Press. She has written numerous magazine and newspaper feature articles, co-authored "The Book About Sexual Assault", published by the Montreal Health Press and recently wrote her first book, Dear Sam: Grieving the Death of My Son, published by iUniverse.

Torge also finds the time to teach prenatal classes, work as a doula and is developing Radical Resthomes, a unique living concept for boomers who see no advantage to living alone but refuse to go the Senior Residence route. 

For more information, or to register, contact us at 514-845-7442 or [Masqué].