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While we continue to work on our upcoming in-person programs and events that we look forward to offering, we have put together a growing slate of NEW and exciting programs to keep us connected and learning.
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Wednesdays at 1:30pm (EDT), we will highlight industry professionals, content creators, executives, and other interesting guests in an interview/panel format on Zoom.
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Next Wednesdays With WIFT will be on Wednesday Nov. 25 at 1:30 PM (EDT) with special guests from Corus Entertainment Andrea Griffith, Debbie Brown, and Krista Look - the Women Who Bring Lifestyle Programming to Life!
Lindsay Somers (she | her | hers) is the founder & CEO of Intimacy Coordinators Canada,and Canada's first-ever Intimacy Coordinator. Lindsay is a certified professional through Intimacy Directors &Coordinators, and is currently a mentor to those involved in the Level 3 and 4 IDC programs.
Lindsay is at the forefront of the movement of IntimacyCoordinators on our film sets in Canada, being Canada’s first to workwith HBO and Amazon studios.
Helping to improve the safety of performers while filming scenes involving intimacy, nudity and/or simulated sex, Lindsay wrote the Closed Set protocols that arebeing used on filmsets across the country.
With over 15 years of on set experience choreographing performers as the lead Medical consultant and owner of Ready Set Medic, Lindsay has been performing on-camera for 25 years, and is currently an active ACTRA member with numerous on-screen Actor credits.
Lindsay has been awarded two Exemplary Citizen Awards by the City of Toronto for her volunteer work within her community and continues her involvement in local and nationwide initiatives.
Casey Hudecki (she | her | hers) is the COO of Intimacy Coordinators Canada and a certified professional through Intimacy Directors & Coordinators. She began fight training and professional acting in her teens, and, over twenty years, built a career as a professional Actor, Stunt Performer, Fight Director, Fight Coordinator, and Intimacy Coordinator. As an Actor and a Stunt Performer, Casey respects both the fluid process of emotional access and impulse, as well as the specificity of technical choreography.
Casey has experience with scenes of intimacy on both sides of the camera and stage, and can speak to the actor's experience along with the aesthetic and storytelling choices of the choreography. As a specialist in violence and intimacy, Casey has had a front row seat in telling difficult stories and believes there is a way to tell every story in such a way that everyone is respected, safe, and confident with their action. Casey is proud to be part of the first wave of Intimacy Coordinators, collaborating with all departments to bring transparency, preparation, communication and standardized protocols to the industry.
Casey is one of nine Fight Masters in Fight Directors Canada, and the first woman to be credited for Fight Directing at the Stratford Theatre Festival. Casey runs a Stage Combat school for youth, and is a movement instructor at a number of arts colleges.
Pandemic Pilot Master Class
This multi-session Master Class will include tips and techniques on creating a series in the era of on-demand content consumption, as well as considering the importance of caring for the creative instrument - you.
*Please note that registration is handled directly through Jill Golick's website (the link above).
Section 21 Film and Television Health & Safety Guidelines
As stated in the guidelines: "All individuals working on a production should be provided with and be required to review this guidance on Film and television industry health and safety during COVID-19, and any relevant company policies and protocols prior to beginning work."