A new year is upon us and with that, fresh opportunities for talent across Canada, through our expanded industry partnerships and continued focus on building transformative change. Join us for a stimulating three-part virtual event series featuring panel discussions with exceptional creative and technical talent and committed industry leaders. This will be followed by a warm invitation to connect directly with the panelists and the WarnerMedia Access Canada (WMAC) team in a virtual chatroom.
JP Laroque (they/them)
TV Writer & Producer Alongside recent work on CBC’s Coroner, JP Laroque has written on CTV’s JANN, CBC’s Diggstown, Shudder's Slasher, Netflix’s Another Life, and is creator and executive producer of the OUTtv digital series Gay Nerds.
Christine Rodriguez (she/her)
Writer Christine Rodriguez’s first short film Fuego was an official selection of the 2021 American Black Film Festival. As part of the WarnerMedia Access x Canadian Academy Writers Program, she’s been writing a feature version of Fuego.
Yvette Urbina (she/her)
Vice-President, Pipeline and Content, WM Equity and Inclusion In her current role, Yvette Urbina acts as the bridge between the programs and content at the core of the company’s mission to build a more inclusive and innovative industry.
Camera Operator IATSE Local 667 Published Artist Antony Ellis started his film career as a PA. In 1995 he applied for the Camera Trainee program and from there, worked his way up to the position of Camera Operator.
Ann Foo (she/her)
Picture Editor Ann Foo is an Australian film editor with over 15 years experience working in Australia, UK, USA and Canada across film, broadcast TV, documentary and commercials.
Sheryl Wilson (she/her)
First Assistant Hairstylist, IATSE 891 Co-Chair, Human Rights Committee Sheryl Willson has been a professional hairstylist for over 30 years where she has been a salon stylist, salon owner, educator, and now a stylist for film and television.
Business Development Specialist, Screen Industry, Sheridan College Shenaz Baksh develops and manages filmmaking workshops, courses and community projects across virtual production, virtual reality, digital and analogue technologies.
Stephanie Fisher (she/her)
Co-Director, Pixelles Stephanie Fisher has been active in building and leading inclusive game design communities in Toronto and Montreal since 2010 by providing fundraising expertise and support to video game arts organizations, collectives and non-profit organizations that support diverse game makers.
Dr. Jane Ngobia (she/her)
Vice President, Inclusive Communities, Sheridan College Jane Ngobia Ph.D has held progressive leadership positions spanning more than 15 years locally and abroad within the post-secondary sector. She is described as a DEI coach, community builder and empathetic change agent.
Scott Thompson (he/him)
Owner and Founder, Think Tank Training Centre Scott Thompson opened Think Tank Training Centre with partner Joseph Bullock in 2005. Think Tank quickly became one of the top schools in the world, producing top tier artists for the video game, film and television Industries.
Loretta S. Todd (she/her)
Founder and Creative Director, IM4 Lab Loretta Sarah Todd is a visionary leader in Indigenous media, an artist with entrepreneurial energy and cultural knowledge. Ms. Todd creates space for Indigenous production and storytelling, including the IM4 Media Lab, an Indigenous XR Lab
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