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Getting Started in the Arts



About this Episode:

Master the art of the cold call with Beth Janson, former CEO of the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Television and the current COO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). With more than two decades of experience in film and television across North America, Beth offers practical advice for the first steps in transitioning from university to the working world.

About this Guest:

Former CEO of the Canadian Academy of Cinema & Television and the current COO of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Beth Janson, has created space for innovation and diversity in North America's leading cultural sectors for over two decades. In 2003, Janson established the Tribeca Film Festival New Media Fund for transmedia works. Outside of the film industry, this AMPD alum, has helped women jumpstart economically impactful companies with Rent the Runway Foundation's Project Entrepreneur program. Janson knows the importance of developing a robust network to create social change through art. She's committed to supporting the next generation of cultural innovators to reach their full potential.

About the Final Mile Club:

The Final Mile Club (FMC) prepares emerging artists, makers, performers, and designers for life after graduation. As a project by York University's School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design (AMPD), FMC examines creatives unique challenges through conversations with prominent alumni and industry experts.

FMC is hosted by Dr. Sarah Bay-Cheng, Dean of AMPD and a Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies. Dr. Bay-Cheng’s research focuses on the intersections among theatre, performance, and media.