April 02, 2021

CSC Announces The Future is Calling Campaign Cabinet

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers is delighted to announce the Campaign Cabinet for its Future is Calling Campaign. “This campaign will transform the organization,” says board chair and cabinet member Guy Godfree, CSC.

“As a result of the efforts of our Campaign Cabinet, as well as the combined efforts of our various committee volunteers, we will be able to have funding to run mentorship and internship programs across the country, provide educational opportunities on advancing technology, become a go-to resource for sharing knowledge, and create a physical central hub for the diverse national community we are cultivating.”

Leading the effort is Campaign Chair Paul Bronfman, Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp., Co-Chairman/Senior Advisor of William F. White International Inc. and Chairman of Pinewood Toronto Studios Inc.

Dedicated to cultivating new talent in Canada’s film and television industry, Bronfman says he sees the campaign as an opportunity to open doors to young people—particularly Black, Indigenous and people of colour, as well as women—to consider a future in the film and television industry.

“I am thrilled to be in a position to help the Canadian Society of Cinematographers open up the industry to new perspectives and new talent. They represent our future. And we will be calling on all our valued partners in the industry, in government and in philanthropy to become involved in this exciting initiative.”

Members of The Future is Calling Campaign Cabinet include:

Manny Danelon, Toronto; Producer, The Expanse

Grace Carnale-Davis, Toronto; Picture Shop

Stosh Durbacz, Toronto; Fujifilm; incoming chair of Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG)

Trevor Huys, Toronto; William F. White International Inc

Jennifer Mallette, Toronto; William F. White International Inc

James Martin, Los Angeles; Inspired Image Picture Company

Kate Wisman, Toronto; Technicolor

Jim Teevan, Toronto; Sim International

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers are represented on the Cabinet by:

Jeremy Benning csc, Toronto Guy Godfree csc, Toronto Rion Gonzales, Toronto Philip Lanyon csc, Vancouver Bruno Philip csc, Montreal Claudine Sauvé csc, Montreal Penny Watier, Toronto

The Campaign Cabinet will be supported by executive officer Susan Saranchuk and campaign director Gail Picco.

“We are grateful for the faith these industry leaders have shown in the CSC vision and how motivated they to get the job done,” says Jeremy Benning csc, a Society board member and member of the campaign cabinet. “When a group of motivated people comes together like this, that’s when change happens.”

Founded in 1957, the Canadian Society of Cinematographers is a not-for-profit organization that fosters the art and craft of cinematography and imaging professionals at all levels. CSC members are involved in the production of feature films, documentaries, television series, specials and commercials who have achieved recognition as among the best in the world. Its mandate supports a full agenda of training, education, mentorship and the dissemination of the latest in technical and product information.

For more information, please contact:
Gail Picco, Campaign Director, gailpicco@me.com | 416-799-1993
Susan Saranchuk, Executive Administrator: susans@csc.ca | 416-266-0591