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Industry Q&A

So, you want to be a Makeup Artist?

Ever wanted to know how your favourite actors always look so flawless on screen? Maybe it’s their genes and natural good looks, or maybe it’s the result of a makeup artist’s hard work and dedication. To learn more about this...

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So, you want to be an Animator?

Since 1939 when the National Film Board was originally headquartered here, Ottawa has maintained a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s leading animation centres. Today, entertainment giants like Disney, Netflix, Amazon Studios and Nickelodeon call on local animation studios to produce...

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Hurt Q&A with director Sonny Mallhi and producer Robert Menzies

Shot in Ottawa last summer, the horror feature film Hurt will have its world premiere July 26th, 2018, at the Fantasia International Film Festival. In anticipation of the screening, we chatted with writer-director Sonny Mallhi (The Strangers, The Roommate) and local producer Robert Menzies (House at the End...

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So, you want to be a Location Manager?

Location. Location. Location. Ever watched a film or TV series and marvelled at how the locations were used? Or maybe the location fit so seamlessly into the story that you barely noticed it? Whether a location is integral to the script...

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