Production Coordinator at Radical Sheep Productions Inc.
Coordinating for children’s television; Applying for funding, Canadian certification and tax credits; Scheduling executive itineraries for industry conferences; Creating, tracking and submitting deliverables; Public relations and publicity
Since graduating from Centennial College, Heather Wilson joined Radical Sheep Productions and has been working on the award-winning preschool animated show, Stella and Sam. She also works directly with company principals on production, development and business affairs.
In February 2011, Heather travelled to Ghana with a group of women from Canada’s television and media industry as builders for a village development project.
Why did you choose the Children’s Entertainment Program at Centennial?
I love all things to do with kids’ entertainment and I wanted to learn more about creating it. I also took the program to make contacts in the industry and go to school where Degrassi High was shot!
Why were you interested in a career in the children’s media industry?
I worked in a toy store and fell in love with the kids’ reactions when I showed them different products. This made me want to get involved in creating entertainment that could make kids laugh and smile.
Describe how the Children’s Entertainment Program at Centennial prepared you for working in the industry or on a specific project.
It gave me knowledge of the industry as a whole and provided the opportunity to connect with experienced professionals.
What are three skills that you learned in the program that you use everyday?
Scriptwriting. Knowledge of the Canadian television landscape. Knowledge of business affairs.
What do you like the most about the work you do or the industry area that you work in?