Producers have to know the business and organizational side of production inside out. But the industry is currently moving towards Creative Producers, who are able to work within both the operational process of a project (the business of film and TV), as well as involve themselves intimately in the creative process of filmmaking. The Canadian Human Resources Council has listed Creative Producing as a key requirement for working in today’s fast-paced, competitive film and TV Industry. The creative producer shapes the way that meaning is taken from the work, and works alongside the Director creating a tour de force production team. An expert in the art of Creative Producing, Daniel Bekerman, founder and president of Scythia Films, is one of Canada’s most prolific feature film producers, with broad experience in creative producing, financing, international co-productions and service productions having completed over 25 films in the last 5 years. Recent credits include Falling, Viggo Mortensen’s directorial debut, which had its World Premiere at Sundance 2020 and was an Official Selection at the 73rd Edition of the Cannes Film Festival as well as TIFF 2020 and OFFA and Sheridan Alumni’s 2021 Winter screening series. Also part of the same series is Percy, starring Academy award-winner Christopher Walken and Christina Ricci, which is also screening as part of a special event for Earth Day 2021. And Come to Daddy, starring Elijah Wood which released theatrically in February of this year.