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Academy Talks: Ways & Means | Indigenous Screen Office's On-Screen Protocols & Pathways Learning Session
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Presented by City of Toronto

In this Ways & Means conversation, Indigenous Governance Consultant Marcia Nickerson joins us for a conversation about the Indigenous Screen Office’s On-Screen Protocols & Pathways document. This session will provide additional information about what is currently being developed since the publication of the guide, the Canadian Screen Awards’ new Narrative Sovereignty rule, and will answer questions from members to help provide specific tools and resources to engage with these protocols on your own productions. 

February 22
Academy Talks: Director's Cut | Pretty Hard Cases
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Presented by the Director’s Guild of Canada in Ontario

This Director’s Cut session provides a sneak peek, behind the scenes look at the new television series Pretty Hard Cases. Co-creator and director Sherry White, and season one directors Cory Bowles, Jordan Canning, and Winnifred Jong discuss directing and leading the first season of the series.

January 26
Academy Talks: Director's Cut | Ready, Set, Sketch
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Presented by Director’s Guild of Canada in Ontario

In this Director’s Cut session, directors from today’s leading comedy series break down what goes into directing a scene: capturing improvisation and humour, delivering and editing jokes and gags, and techniques for your next comedy.

December 21
Academy Talks: In the Room | Creating and Collaborating on a Series
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Presented by Boat Rocker Media

Join this conversation to hear creators discuss how their television series came to life: finding and securing distribution, connecting with the right partners, and maintaining creative control over their story.

December 10
Academy Talks: Success | Why Mentorship Matters
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Presented by the Bell Fund and with the support of the Emerging Lens Cultural Film Festival.

This edition of Academy Talks gathers emerging and established filmmakers to discuss mentorship: those who have helped boost their careers, how they prioritize nurturing new talent, and how industry development affects and encourages success.

December 01
Academy Talks: In the Room | The Art of the Pitch
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Presented by Boat Rocker Media, and in partnership with Regent Park Film Festival

Join us at our next Academy Talks: In the Room session at the Regent Park Film Festival (November 26-29, 2020). Our panel of filmmakers will offer advice on how to refine your story and create solid conflict and intrigue in your pitch, what makes a good pitch stand out among many, and advice on how to make the strongest case for funding and resources available.

November 26
Academy Talks: Director’s Cut | Queen of the Morning Calm
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Presented by the Director’s Guild of Canada in Ontario

In this edition of Academy Talks: Director’s Cut, director Gloria Ui Young Kim sits down with the cast of Queen of the Morning Calm to discuss the relationship between director and performer, the collaboration behind building a character, casting and building your team, maintaining a communicative set, and more.

7:00 – 8:00 PM ET

October 19
Academy Talks: The Audience | Virtual Impressions
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Presented by Ontario Creates

Our Interactive Digital Media panel will discuss the voracious appetite for video games, interactive, and web content, and their growing audiences in Canada and around the globe. The content creators for these new platforms will discuss how to expand your client base, and find new audiences. 

September 30
Annual General Meeting
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Annual General Meeting – open to all members of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television

Everyone is welcome to attend the AGM, however, voting is restricted to Academy Voting Members

2:00 PM ET

September 24
Academy Talks: The Audience | Reaching Audiences at Home and Beyond
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Join our distribution panel as they discuss the strategies they have integrated to adjust and continue to reach audiences during this global pandemic.

2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

September 02
Getting to Action
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Co-Presented by William F. White International Inc. and WIDC

In this cross-country panel, we gather a group of standout directors, each a recipient of the WIDC Feature Film Award, to check in! We’ll hear their stories and how the current changes in the world are impacting their projects and lives. We’ll discuss what it takes to get to ‘action’ and how the Feature Film Award contributed to this journey.

2:30 – 3:30 PM ET

August 05
The Pandemic Finish: Remote Tools for a Modern Post-Production
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Presented by Deluxe

The post-production sector is ahead of the curve and ready to take on new challenges. With the development of remote toolsets, we see just that; technology meeting tomorrow’s needs for quality and secure finishing processes. Don’t miss this informative webinar that will introduce you to a brand new set of remote tools for sound and picture, including the ONE DUB remote ADR system.

2:30 – 3:30 ET

July 28