Catherine Hardwicke to Mentor Young Filmmaker

catherinehardwickeCatherine Hardwicke, the director of Twilight who is currently busy directing an updated Red Riding Hood tale that co-stars Billy Burke, is going to be mentoring a young filmmaker named Renuka Jeyapalan. Renuka is the winner of the 2010 Kodak New Vision Mentorship, and a mentorship with Catherine is part of her prize.

According to the Women in Film and Television in Toronto (WIFT-T):

“As part of the program, …Renuka will also receive an all-access industry pass to the TIFF festival and a post-TIFF creative mentorship with director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen).

“The Kodak New Vision Mentorship allows WIFT-T to continue to develop Canadian female directors and to play a role in their ongoing success,” says Sadia Zaman, Executive Director of WIFT-T. “We look forward to Renuka’s first feature and want to thank Kodak, Catherine Hardwicke and Laurie May for their invaluable contribution to the industry.”

See the full article on WIFT-T


  1. personally, i wouldn’t have seen catherine hardwicke as the grand prize to supply for a contest like this. nothing i’ve seen of her or her work has been worthwhile. especially book-to-movie adaptation…

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