Awards, Nominations, and Chances to Learn

Stunt Performer Basic Training will be given over February 27th and 28th  in Parry Sound by Muskoka North Film Studios, MFM announces. Learn reactions, basic disarms, and more ordinary stuff like resumé writing and union membership. More here.

(Via PRNewswire) Toronto’s Harris Institute is proud to be the first school with graduates nominated for all the major music, film and television awards in North America Grammy’s, Oscars, JUNO’s, Emmys and Canadian Screen Awards (CSA). Congratulations and best wishes to Marilee Yorston, Kirk Lynds, and other alumni/nominees.

Congratulations also to Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) newsmagazine series Canada in Perspective, winner of the 2016 Academy of Canadian Film and Television’s Diversity Award. Produced by Varner Productions Limited, the show looks at everything from film and TV to refugee resettlement with a focus on inclusion and accessibility.

(Via 24-7 Pressrelease) And speaking of refugees, Vancouver Animation School (VANAS) announces it’s offering four scholarships to Syrian refugees who wish to work in the animation, visual effects or video game industries. VANAS already has students in 22 countries learning online. More at the school site.

Don’t miss Darren’s exclusive talk with Dan Berdusco, creator of Where Is Home?

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