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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


Stephanie Gorin, CSA, has been casting for more than 30 years. 2017 recipient of Ontario’s Premier Award for Excellence in Creative Arts, in 2014 she won an Artios & Emmy award for the mini-series Fargo. Selected Features include: Race, Cas & Dyl, Home Again, The Art of the Steal, The Story of Luke, Dead Before Dawn, Red Lights, Repo: The Genetic Opera, Saw II - VII, How She Move, The Stone Angel, The Poet, Citizen Duane, American Pie IV & V, Godsend, Co-casting: Edwin Boyd, Hairspray, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, Take The Lead, Chicago. Selected Television series include: Taken, Heroes Reborn, Shadowhunters, Copper, Hemlock Grove, The Borgias (Season I-3 Canada), The Tudors (Season II & III Canada, in which she received two Emmy nominations), The Border (Two Gemini nomination), Being Erica (Gemini nomination), The Listener (Season II-IV), Call Me Fitz (Season III), Missing, Degrassi, Instant Star, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, Recent M.O.W.s: Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town, The Don Cherry Story I & II, Guns, Camp Rock I & II, Sea Wolf, Knights of South Bronx, Shania, Martha Behind Bars, Stepping Up, Once Upon a Mattress & Cheetah Girls. Numerous Theatre credits include North American premieres of The Wizard of Oz, The Sound of Music, Dirty Dancing, We Will Rock You, The Lord of the Rings and Mamma Mia (3 companies). Canadian premieres of Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, WarHorse, The Railway Children, Rock of Ages, The Lion King, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, Jane Eyre, Crazy For You and Miss Saigon.


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.