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Game-changing DGC Ontario Members who are passionately working to break down barriers in the film & television industry

DIRECTOR J STEVENS AND THE POWER OF STORIES THAT REFLECT 2SLGBTQ+ EXPERIENCES

DIRECTOR J STEVENS AND THE POWER OF STORIES THAT REFLECT 2SLGBTQ+ EXPERIENCES

DGC Ontario Director J Stevens (Sort Of, Slo Pitch, Astrid & Lily Save the World) wants to shake up Canadian screens, one 2SLGBTQ+ show at a time. Recently named one of Canada's 10 to Watch and a member of TIFF's 2022 Filmmaker Lab, we talk to J about the importance of stories that reflect our lived experiences and why working with a team of openly trans and non-binary people on the set of Sort Of was so special. 
ART DIRECTOR KHANH QUACH ON MOVING THE INDUSTRY IN A MORE POSITIVE DIRECTION

ART DIRECTOR KHANH QUACH ON MOVING THE INDUSTRY IN A MORE POSITIVE DIRECTION

DGC Ontario Art Director Khanh Quach has been involved with many initiatives over the years to create inclusivity in the industry. Khanh shares his journey with Wider Lens: his path to film production, his efforts to move the industry in a more positive direction, and what he’s most proud of about his time on the DGC Ontario Executive Board. 
DIRECTOR & PRODUCER GABRIELLE ZILKHA ON CHAMPIONING QUEER REPRESENTATION

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER GABRIELLE ZILKHA ON CHAMPIONING QUEER REPRESENTATION

In our latest Members Making Waves, we speak with Gabrielle Zilkha, who’s spent much of her career as a Director and Producer blasting open our misconceptions of queer portrayals in the media, as well as passionately working to increase access to training and development for marginalized folks looking to break into the media industry.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS ASTRA BURKA AND ANDREW GAINOR ON SUSTAINABLE SETS AND GREENING THE FILM INDUSTRY

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS ASTRA BURKA AND ANDREW GAINOR ON SUSTAINABLE SETS AND GREENING THE FILM INDUSTRY

In honour of Earth Day today, we spoke to the co-chairs of DGC Ontario's Sustainability Committee: Production Designer Astra Burka and Location Manager Andrew Gainor. Read on to learn about their work on the Committee, their goals for the future of the industry and circular economy, and what all of us can do to reduce our individual carbon footprint.
Director Katia Café-Fébrissy On Diversity & Inclusion In The Film Industry

Director Katia Café-Fébrissy On Diversity & Inclusion In The Film Industry

DGC Ontario Director Katia Café-Fébrissy is a Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist and award-winning Director, Screenwriter, Playwright and Stage Director who tells stories in both English and French. Katia's latest accomplishments include being awarded a Doc Accelerator Lab Fellowship at HotDocs 2021 and a Playwright Residency at the National Arts Centre. 
1st Assistant Art Director Kim Sison On “Paying It Forward” In The Art Department

1st Assistant Art Director Kim Sison On “Paying It Forward” In The Art Department

DGC Ontario 1st Assistant Art Director Kim Sison is a Toronto-based Graphic Designer and Illustrator. She specializes in designing prop and set graphics for film and television and has brought her artistic talents to such productions as The Expanse, Shadowhunters, Awake, Impulse, and the upcoming Beacon 23.

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