​Don Carmody Joins Distinguished Line-up of 2010 CFC Film Mentors

By CFC Staff August 12, 2010 20:00

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Toronto, August 12, 2010 – The CFC (Canadian Film Centre) is delighted to welcome the 2010 mentors on board to support and nurture Canada's next generation of talented filmmakers. New mentors include: Producer Don Carmody (BOONDOCK SAINTS, RESIDENT EVIL, CHICAGO), Director Ruba Nadda (CAIRO TIME, SABAH), Producer Damon D'Oliveira (POOR BOY'S GAME, RUDE), Director Lynne Stopkewich (KISSED, SUSPICIOUS RIVER), Editor Jeff Warren (BEOWOLF & GRENDEL, SEX LOVE & THE EATING OF BONES); Producer Paul Barkin (AMREEKA, THE CON ARTIST) and Editor Reginald Harkema (HARD CORE LOGO, FUBAR 2) who will share their experiences and expertise in the industry and on the craft of directing, writing, producing & editing with the residents of the Cineplex Entertainment Film Program, currently in session.

"We are delighted to welcome these terrific new mentors on board," said Kathryn Emslie, Director, CFC Film and Television Programs. "They bring a depth and diversity of experience to the program which extends beyond our national borders and their guidance will undoubtedly inspire our filmmakers to expand their creative and business perspectives.”

Most recent guests have included: Directors Michael McGowan (ONE WEEK, SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL), Paul Fox (EVERYTHING'S GONE GREEN, THE DARK HOURS), Clement Virgo (RUDE, POOR BOY'S GAME) and Ed Gass-Donnelly (THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY, SMALL TOWN MURDERS); Producers Simone Urdl and Jennifer Weiss (CHOLE, ADORATION) and Ingrid Veninger (ONLY, NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY); Cinematographer Jonathon Cliff (REDACTED, TRIGGER); Editors Roderick Deogrades (ONE WEEK, SCORE: A HOCKEY MUSICAL), and Ron Sanders (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, CORALINE)

CFC is also grateful to our returning mentors who provide continued guidance throughout the program intimately working with the residents on workshops, case studies, feature development and production exercises. They include:

John Paizs Director in Residence
Maureen DoreyStory Editor in Residence
Noel BakerWriter in Residence
Karen Walton Writer in Residence
Marlo Miazga Editor in Residence
Susan Alexander TV Producer in Residence
Regine Schmid International Marketplace Mentor
Marissa Richmond Casting Director in Residence
Rosemary DunsmoreActor in Residence

The Cineplex Entertainment Film Program is a five-and-a-half month complete immersion in the art and business of dramatic filmmaking for directors, producers, writers and editors. Filmmakers develop their technical, collaborative and business skills, while developing project slates and refining their artistic expression in an intensely demanding, creative and professional environment. With a focus on entrepreneurial spirit, the program maintains a balance between the artistic and commercial aspects of the filmmaking industry, while nurturing originality and fostering creative risk-taking.