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Meet the individuals who jump from burning buildings, orchestrate car crashes and explosions, and constantly put themselves in harm’s way on screen. Our panel of stunt coordinators and performers discuss the dangers of their jobs, as well as how to make your set stunt safe and coordinate permits and allowances for shooting action scenes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NEW LOCATION!
CSI Spadina | 192 Spadina Ave
Toronto, ON M5T 2C2
5:30 pm Registration | 6 pm – 7 pm Academy Talks

Free for Academy Members, $30 for Non-Members

Space is Limited | All are Welcome
PANELISTS:

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Keira Fine, Film Permit Coordinator, City of Toronto

In her role as a Film Permit Coordinator with the City of Toronto, Keira Fine is responsible for the coordination of location filming on City-owned property, issuing location filming permits and resolving any issues that arise out of location filming. She has been with the City since 2007, with most of her time spent in the Parks, Forestry & Recreation Division and the Economic Development & Culture Division. Prior to working for the City of Toronto, she worked with the ACTRA Performers Rights Society, which handles the collection of royalties and residuals for those performers working under ACTRA contracts. Keira also worked for a short period of time in programming and traffic with Showcase, History Television and CTV.

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Angelica Lisk-Hann, Stunt Performer and Coordinator

Angelica Lisk-Hann was not only the first black female stunt coordinator in Canada, she is one of a mere handful in the world. She has been a stunt performer for over 22 years, actor for more than 27, and stunt coordinator for 8. In those 8 years she has managed to coordinate more than 30 shows with a career total credits over 160. Her credits include the award winning Book of Negroes Series, Kick Ass 2, Alien vs Predator, Taken, Quantico and the soon to be released X Men:Dark Phoenix, Shazam, Little Dog Season 2, The October Faction and the new HBO series Jett.

 

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E. Nova Zatzman, Stunt Performer

Nova Zatzman is a professional stunt woman and stunt actor. Nova’s on-screen work in film and entertainment has spanned several productions, including: The Handmaid’s Tale, RoboCop, Titans, Baroness von Sketch Show, Hobo with a Shotgun and numerous other films, shows and TV commercials. Nova has stunt doubled actors such as Elisabeth Moss, Linda Hamilton, Mary Walsh, Kelly Preston and many other talented performers. In addition to her on-screen work she is also an alternate member on the ACTRA Toronto Stunt Committee.

John Stead, Director/Stunt Coordinator

John Stead is a Canadian director and stunt coordinator. He has directed the feature films Cyborg Soldier for Nu Image/Peace Arch Entertainment, Troubled Waters for Genius Productions/Peace Arch Entertainment, and Good Morning Tomorrow for Southern Ice Films. His short films include the multiple award-winning thriller, The Waking for Boomerang Films, The Hot Flash for Wishing Field Entertainment, End Game for Wake Up Fast Productions, and Charon’s Obal for Right Side Up Entertainment. He has directed on several television series including Designated Survivor, Dark Matter, Bitten, The Bobby Buck Show, XIII, Lost Girl, Mutant X, Aaron Stone, The Dresden Files, Tracker, Earth: Final Conflict, and The Adventures of Sinbad. His theatre credits include The Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage Company and The Guthrie Theatre. His work has received several awards and nominations including, an Award of Excellence (Canadian International Film Festival), a Genre Award for Best Suspense (BNFF), a Derek F. Mitchell Artistic Director’s Award (Stratford Festival), a Judges’ Choice Award (15 Minutes of Fame International Film Festival), a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), Best Short 1st Runner-Up (Ticket to Hollywood International Film and Screenplay Festival) and a nomination for a Best Short Award (Directors Guild of Canada).John has stunt coordinated the action sequences for more than 500 film and television episodes in Canada and abroad, and stunt performed on over 250 TV episodes and films.

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