This series aims to raise the profile of female media creators, artists, and decision-makers with the goal of facilitating open dialogue and proposing concrete action (“the ask”) towards achieving equality and inclusion in the media industries – and society at large. Read more here. Visit the inaugural "ask" here.
Brianne Nord-Stewart has been making a name for herself in the comedy sphere with award-winning shorts like Trolls (2009), The Provider (2011), and most recently, Beat Around the Bush (2016), which picked up Best Comedy Short at the Arizona Int’l Film Festival, Best Short at the Broad Humor Festival, and was Leo-nominated for Best Female Performance. Brianne directed and produced the webseries Young & Reckless, which won Best Editing at Hollyweb Fest, Best International Web Series at Pilot Light TV Festival, and was Leo-nominated for Best Male Performance. She recently launched the webseries The Dangers of Online Dating which she created, wrote, and directed, and got banned from Tinder for trying to promote it. A Women in the Director's Chair alumnus, Brianne has also received Shaw Media’s Fearless Female Director Award, The Harold Greenburg Fund’s Shorts-to-Features Award, and recently the Newcomer Award from the WIFTV Vancouver Spotlight Awards. Brianne recently signed with agents/managers Meridian Artists in Toronto as a director.