Jennifer Podemski has launched an online platform called The Shine Network that will provide training and coaching as well as a digital cinematic space for Indigenous women to showcase their work. As an award-winning Indigenous writer and producer for shows like Empire of the Dirt, and an actor in many projects, including Degrassi: The Next Generation, Podemski wanted to offer her knowledge, support and guidance to other Indigenous women working in film, TV and media.
“Shine Network is a direct response to the chronic under representation of Indigenous women on screen and behind the camera in Canada’s media production sector.”
–From The Shine Network’s website
The Shine Network’s programming is expected to launch in early 2021. It’s free to subscribe.
You can learn more about The Shine Network here.