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					              Volume 1 • Issue 2 • FREE TO ALL ACTRA TORONTO MEMBERS




                        ACTRA Toronto’s
                        Fall MEMBERS’
                        CONFERENCE!
                        Sat. Sept. 26, 09                              Danny




                                                                       Spinner




                              Take the                                 Sav



                              Lead with…
                              the Degrassi
                              band Stüdz!
                              Performing Live!                         Peter


Being Erica –
Casting the Modern
Canadian Family

               Erin Karpluk
                                                                      8:30 a.m. -9:25 a.m.                                                                                                   11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
                                                                      *Early-bird session                                                                                                    BBQ Lunch courtesy of ACTRA Toronto
                                                                      Breakfast with… the Degrassi band Stüdz                                                                                12:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
                                                                      Melissa DiMarco interviews Raymond Ablack, Dalmar                                                                      Plenary – Featuring an Executive Report with Q&A
                                                                      Abuzeid, Jamie Johnston, and Shane Kippel leads in this
                                                                      hit TV series. Featuring a performance by Stüdz!
                                                                      Please enter quietly as this session will be taped.                                                                    3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                                                                                                                                                                                             6. Master Class
                                                                      9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.                                                                                                 Commercial Auditions for Youth


We Are                                                                1. Master Class
                                                                      Take the Lead with… the Degrassi band Stüdz
                                                                      Here’s an amazing opportunity to act with some young stars!
                                                                                                                                      Melissa DiMarco

                                                                                                                                            Adam MacDonald
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kids, here’s your chance to watch and learn from your
                                                                                                                                                                                             commercial audition! Powerhouse casting director Andrew
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hayes will tape every kid in a mock audition. You will get a
                                                                                                                                                                                             chance to see playback, get feedback and then audition


Family!                                                               Raymond Ablack, Dalmar Abuzeid, Jamie Johnston, and
                                                                      Shane Kippel – members of the band Stüdz from CTV’s hit
                                                                      TV series Degrassi The Next Generation - will recreate
                                                                      moments from their celebrated series with YOU in the scene!
                                                                      Featuring a performance by Stüdz!
                                                                                                                                                                      Cast
                                                                                                                                                                   members
                                                                                                                                                                       of
                                                                                                                                                                   Being Erica
                                                                                                                                                                                             again. Learn what works and what doesn’t work for you.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Andrew will help demystify commercial auditions for you
                                                                                                                                                                                             and your parents.
                                                                                                                                                                                             All Youth will get a chance to audition!
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Hosted by Don Lamoreux
                                                                      • Directed by Eleanore Lindo
ACTRA Toronto’s                                                       • Hosted by Gina Clayton
                                                                                                                                            Joanna Douglas
                                                                                                                                                                                             7. Panel Discussion

Fall MEMBERS’                                                         Participants will be pre-selected.
                                                                      Please see MASTER CLASS application details.
                                                                                                                                                                                             Being Erica – Casting the Modern Canadian Family
                                                                                                                                                                                             What does it take to cast a dynamic and believable TV

CONFERENCE                                                            2. Interview
                                                                                                                                                                                             family, and make a hit show? Find out from casting director
                                                                                                                                                                                             Stephanie Gorin and cast members John Boylan,
Saturday,                                                             All in the (ACTRA) Family
                                                                      Is show business a family business? Find out as luminary
                                                                                                                                                                                             Joanna Douglas, Erin Karpluk, Kathy Laskey, and Adam
                                                                                                                                                                                             MacDonald, as ACTRA Toronto celebrates the success of
September 26, 2009                                                    stars Linda Kash, her brother Daniel Kash and sister/
                                                                      producer/stage-mom Gina Dineen are joined by funny men
                                                                                                                                                                   John Boylan
                                                                                                                                                                                             Being Erica.
                                                                                                                                                                                             • Moderated by Wendy Crewson
                                                                      father and son David and Eddie Huband to discuss bringing             Kathy Laskey
Ted Rogers School of Management                                       your work home and living 24/7 as actors among actors.                                                                 8. All Day Stream
(7th floor, 55 Dundas Street West, Ryerson)                           Role your own!                                                                                                         TAWC Fest
                                                                      • Moderated by Art Hindle                                                                                              • Perception (a 6 min performance that will blow your mind-
Participants should apply at                                                                                                                                                                 set) performed by dancer extraordinaire Spirit Synott and
www.actratoronto.com                                                  3. All Day Stream                                                                                                      Aaron Piepszyny.
with your photo and résumé and any other                              TAWC Fest                                                                                                              • Women Fully Clothed, UNDRESSED. Kathryn Greenwood,
requirements for that particular master class.                                                                                                                     Erin Karpluk
                                                                      Changing Thinking: exploding out, the masculine side within.                                                           Robin Duke, Jayne Eastwood, and Teresa Pavlinek who are
We encourage performers with disabilities to apply.                   Director Bernadette Jones will coach actors in male scenes                                                             satisfying audiences across the country and abroad, now
Master class participants must apply by                                                                                                  Kathryn          Jayne     Robin          Teresa
                                                                      from contemporary films.                                          Greenwood       Eastwood    Duke          Pavlinek   reveal ‘in camera’ how they got OLDER AND HOTTER! and
September 18, 2009.
                                                                      President Heather Allin and TAWC members will lead off                                                                 self-produced successfully.
HOW TO REGISTER                                                       with The War Room from Dr. Strangelove. Pre-selected                                                                   • Producing initiative: Filmmaker Rina Fraticelli will
the fastest way to register is online:                                teams prepare. Participants will be picked from a hat.                                                                 present information and invite our participation in, Women in
www.actratoronto.com                                                  Session begins and ends with Yoga session. Can yoga make                                                               View 2010, a landmark multidisciplinary international con-
by fax (416) 928-0699                                                 you rich? Come join us for a third-eye-opening event and                                                               ference and festival on women in media.
or drop off your workshop choices at ACTRA Toronto,                   learn how money is not the root of all evil, but connected to                                                          • Moderated by Actor/Producer Cayle Chernin
625 Church St., 2nd floor                                             the root chakra. Looking for some financial flexibility?
                                                                      Author of Yoga for your Personal Finances Jacqueline                                                                   9. Master Class
Please register by September 24, 2009
All workshops and master classes are subject to                       Richards will open your solar plexus and balance your                                                                  All Ages Master Class with Director Michael Kennedy
                                                                      budget.                                                                       3                                        Award-winning, genre-jumping director Michael
change. Check for conference updates at
www.actratoronto.com.                                                 • Hosted by TAWC Chairs Cayle Chernin & Tabby Johnson                                                                  Kennedy (Little Mosque on the Prairie, Lost and Found ) will
                                                                                                                                                                                             skillfully and entertainingly direct multi-generational
The conference is free to ACTRA Toronto                               4. Interactive Script-to-CameraSession                                                                                 scenes, paying careful attention to the character develop-
members who register.                                                 Get ready to TakeItPublic!                                                                                             ment and interaction necessary when working with actors of
                                                                      Sign-up! Speak out! Learn to brainstorm and shoot a                                                                    different ages. You're never too old or too young to act!
                                                                      political action short that makes us laugh, makes us cry,                                                              • Hosted by Art Hindle
GETTING THERE                                                         and makes us care about culture.                                                                                       Participants will be pre-selected.
Ted Rogers School of Management
(55 Dundas Street West)                                                                                                                                                                      Please see MASTER CLASS application details.
                                                                      5. Panel Discussion
                  College St.           Carlton St.
                                                                       “To do; or not to do.”                                                                                                10. Q & A
                                                                      How to nail your commercial voice auditions                                                                            STATE OF THE UNION
                                                                      and sessions                                                                                                           Led by ACTRA Toronto President Heather Allin, this is your
                                                                      Some actors lose the job the minute they step into the                                                                 chance to hear about the goings on in your union.
                  Dundas St. West                                     audition reception room; others, between takes at the
                                    Dundas Subway
                       55                                             audition, or worse, at the session. Find out the Do’s and
                                                         Church St.
                                     Yonge St.




                   Dundas West
                                                                      Don’ts of commercial voice-over, so you can do it!
                                                                      • Moderated by John Nelles
                                                                                                                                                                                             5:00 p.m.
        Bay St.




                   Toronto
                   Eaton Centre                                                                                                                                                              to 7:00 p.m.
Queen St. West                          Queen St. East
                                                                                                                                                                                             Wine & Cheese
                                                                                                                                      Spirit Synott



                                                                                                                                                                                             GRAND PRIZE:
                                                                                                                                                                                             Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5 with all
                                                                                                                                                                                             proceeds going to the Actors Fund

                                                                                                                                                                                             Enterprise Car Rental
         GREAT PRIZES DONATED BY:                                                                                                                                                            2 day car rental
                                                                                                                                                                                             Hummingbird House Bed & Breakfast
                                                                                                                                  theOriginalFace                                            One night's stay for 2
                                                                                                                                  makeup with direction                                      Stratford Shakespeare Festival
                                                                                                                                                                                             2 tickets to Julius Caesar, Sunday,
                                                                                                                                                                                             October 25th at 2 pm
                                                                                                Moksha Yoga North York            STILLWATER SPA

				
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