Oil Women celebrated in docu-series

The oil industry may seem to be male dominated but the women behind the scenes and in the industry are a vital part of making the industry successful.

  • Sep. 3, 2008 6:00 p.m.

The oil industry may seem to be male dominated but the women behind the scenes and in the industry are a vital part of making the industry successful.

Tricon Films and Television is looking to shine the spotlight on these supportive and hardworking Alberta women and give them a chance to tell their story. The company is working on a new docu-series, Oil Women, which follows the strong, determined and compassionate women of Alberta who are associated with the oil industry.

Shaam Makan, vice president of Tricon Films and Television, believes that focusing on the work of women involved with the oil industry is important and is looking to promote them.

“We want to recognize the heros of this industry which is perceived to be male dominated,” said Makan. “It’s a story of who they are and what they do. What it means to them and family and dynamics, work dynamics and their history with oil.”

The company encourages women to apply who take care of their oil working husbands as well as female entrepreneurs who have been business savvy and have been brought to the forefront of the industry.

Casting for Oil Women is currently in process and the producers are inviting Alberta women age 18 or older who are willing to give a glimpse into their family lives and the western community and culture they have created.

“It’s to give recognition to these unsung heroes,” said Makan. “They can promote the industry and any other facets of their lives, for example, charities, etc.”

In each episode of Oil Women the dedication, tirelessness, power and determination of these women will be shown to viewers. The series will reveal the sophistication and dynamics of these women working in one of the most hectic industries in Canada.

The series is expected to air in the spring of 2009 and there will be 13 episodes. The broadcaster is to be released at a later date.

Tricon Films and Television is one of the nation’s largest independent production and distribution companies. The company prides itself on high quality factual and scripted content and is dedicated to producing and distributing programming domestically and internationally.

Those interested in being featured in Oil Women have until Sept. 15, 2008 to send in their resumes to the company.

Resumes can be sent to oilwomen@triconfilms.com and Canada will quickly know the women who directly or indirectly help with the successes of the oil industry.