WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Through the leadership of highly regarded professionals in the world of script writing for film and theatre, the PAL Canada "All About the Script" masterclass, will provide participants with information about:
- Being a casting director
- Being a background/extras casting director
- Being a stunt coordinator
- How does one become a professional in either of these specialized crafts
- Where can one learn these skills
Roisin McGilly is a background casting director who has worked in the Toronto film industry for more than 25 years. Roisin sits on the EIC Membership Review Committee which was created to define and promote a standard for best practices and ethical behavior for talent representatives. The committee ensures that talent and modeling agencies, who are approved as signatories, are properly established businesses, operating in good faith and have experience in the industry.
As a background/extras casting director Roisin has had an illustrious career in film, but her specialty over the years has been in casting TV series, including: Reacher, Handmaids Tale: Season 4, Star Trek: Discovery and Strange New Worlds, Kim’s Convenience: Seasons 1- 5, Orphan Black: Season 1-5, Reign: Season 4, Mayday: Season 4-18 and many more.
Alicia Turner. Making strides in diversity and representation isn’t just one person’s job. It’s a responsibility that filters down to everyone involved in the production of a TV series. For stunt coordinator Alicia Turner, that’s a lesson she learned during her work on Killjoys and now tries to apply to every job she takes. Thanks to a background in both athletics and musical theater that led her to stunts, Turner has now worked on a variety of shows across Canadian TV such as Frankie Drake Mysteries, The Expanse, Warehouse 13, and Nikita.
Turner is a part of the Women Behind Canadian TV, TV series. She provides a deeper insight into what it’s like working as a female stunt coordinator and the judgement she still feels in the industry.