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Academy Talks: Ways & Means | Fix It In Post

Tuesday, June 5,  2018
Members Lounge | Toronto City Hall 
100 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON


Toronto has some of the best award winning post production studios in the world. Hear from Canadian Screen Award winners and experts as they walk us through the importance of post production touching on editing, ADR, versioning, Foley, sound mixing, sound editing, and sound design.


5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Academy Talks


Free for Academy Members, $30 for Non-Members

Space is Limited | All are Welcome



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Moderated by: Kelly McCormack

Kelly McCormack, Actor, Screenwriter, Musician and Executive Producer of Floyder Films Inc.

Kelly McCormack is an internationally award winning actor, screenwriter, musician and Executive Producer of Floyder Films Inc. She is the resident science nerd Zeph on Killjoys (Syfy/Space), starred alongside Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and Andrew Rannell’s in Paul Feig’s upcoming noir thriller A Simple Favour and joined the cast of Letterkenny (Crave TV/ Comedy Network) as their new star hockey player. Kelly also recently appeared alongside James Franco in JJ Abrams’ series 11.22.63 (Hulu) and Ricky Gervais in Special Correspondents (Netflix) and produced and starred in the hit digital original series The Neddeaus of Duqesne Island (CBC) which is the most watched CBC series online.

Other recent credits include The Expanse (Syfy), Crawford (Comedy Central/CBC), Save Me (CBC), How to Buy a Baby (CBC), Damien (Fox), Defiance (Syfy), That’s my DJ (Neon Panther).

As a writer and producer, Kelly’s debut feature comedy Play the Film starring Kristian Bruun won five Best Screenplay awards internationally, with her second feature film Barn Wedding premiering at the Chinese Theatre with the Dances with Films Festival. Her next feature film Sugar Daddy which Kelly wrote and stars in, will be directed by world famous music video director Wendy Morgan (Janelle Monae, Gnarls Barkley, The Kills) and produced by Lauren Grant (Clique Pictures) and Lori Lozinski (Violator Films). Sugar Daddy is set to shoot in November 2018.

Her reel can be viewed here.

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Mike Baskerville

Mike Baskerville, Manager, Sound Operations & Senior Re-Recording Mixer                   
Mike Baskerville is an award-winning recording engineer/re-recording mixer who has been one of Toronto’s leading audio professionals for over 30 years.During this time, he has been involved with all the major facilities in Toronto – both as a freelancer and full-time employee. In the ever-changing world of music, film, and television, Mike has been instrumental in facilitating the transition of both staff and studios as businesses have evolved and grown.With an early background mixing music, live-to-air broadcasts, commercials, and scores for television and film, his proficient technical expertise and attention to detail made him a natural for lead mixing in television and film.An eclectic mix of clients have benefited from his expertise. Mike is currently the Supervising Sound Mixer and Manger of Sound Operations at Deluxe Toronto.

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Grace Carnale-Davis

Grace Carnale-Davis, Vice President Sales & Client Service Technicolor – Toronto

Grace Carnale-Davis has been Vice President of Technicolor Toronto Sales since 2008. She has been working in the film and broadcast post production industry in Toronto for over 24 years and works closely with the Technicolor Global Sales Management Team.  Over the years Grace has maintained a strong relationship with the local creative community, supporting producers and cinematographers as they develop their careers. Prior to Technicolor Grace worked for 18 years at Kodak Canada in the Finance division of the Entertainment Industry. She has been on the advisory board of the Ontario Media Development Corporation since 2012 and holds a business degree from Ryerson University.




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John Laing

John Laing, Sound Editor and Co-Owner, Urban Post Production

John Laing is an award winning sound editor and co-owner of Urban Post Production.  He started in sound editing in 1987 at the age of 19 and he quickly became a go to person for his technical expertise.  He changed the way ADR prepping and organization was done, and he became a valuable digital sound effects recordist.   John spent five years on the Director’s Guild of Canada’s (DGC) Executive Board as the Editing Caucus Representative, which he navigated the de-commissioning of non-guild members doing sound edit work on DGC productions.  Since 2000, John has been a co-owner of Urban Post, a company that began with providing only sound services, but has grown to become a full service picture and sound post facility.  John and his partners at Urban have also executive produced over twenty films to date. Despite the many hats John continues to wear, his first love is and always will be SOUND.

John is a five time Canadian Screen Award nominee, and has won two Genies and three Geminis in sound categories.



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Deanna Marano

Deanna Marano, Sound Editor and Recordist, Eggplant Picture & Sound

Deanna at a young age knew she was destined to work in sound, as a young teenager she was always playing around with different editing software and making her own creations. Deanna is currently an editor at Eggplant Picture and Sound, she works as a sound designer mostly, working with dialogue as well. She was one of the main sound editors on the award winning film Where the Universe Sings: Lawren Harris at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards, Best Sound Non-Fiction. Deanna is also an engineer for kids animation and ADR. She attended Humber College in the Film & Television program, specializing in Sound. Deanna was nominated for her first Canadian Screen Award in 2018 for Best Sound, Non-Fiction for The Water Brothers: Flying Rivers.

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David McCallum

David McCallum, Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor, Sim International

David McCallum is a Sound Designer and Supervising Sound Editor for films and television. A dialogue and ADR specialist, David is a founding partner at Tattersall Sound & Picture, now part of SIM International.

David’s most recent screen credits include television dramas The Handmaid’s TaleAlias Grace, and Cardinal. His sound work for the big screen include Molly’s Game for Aaron Sorkin; Take This Waltz and Away From Her for acclaimed writer/director Sarah Polley; and screen adaptations for Jose Saramago’s Blindness and Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children.

A recent winner of the prestigious Motion Picture Sound Editors Golden Reel award (MPSE) for his work on the television series Penny Dreadful, David is also a three-time Emmy nominee, has earned eight Canadian Screen awards, and is a proud winner of a BAFTA award from the British Association of Film & Television.

Aside from David’s eight Canadian Screen Awards, he has won eight Geminis and three Genies for his work in sound.