Paul Bronfman is Chairman/CEO of Comweb Corp. and Co-Chairman/Senior Advisor of William F. White International Inc. He is also the Chairman of Pinewood Toronto Studios Inc. Paul is dedicated to cultivating new talent in Canada’s film and television industry and serves or has served on industry boards including The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Banff Television Foundation Board, the Canadian Film Centre, the Canadian Media Production Association, FilmOntario and Ontario Creates (formerly the Ontario Media Development Corporation). He is the recipient of several awards including the Human Relations Award from Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion, induction into Playback’s Film & Television Hall of Fame, Honourable Life Member Award from the Director’s Guild of Canada, the Academy Board of Directors’ Tribute for Outstanding and Enduring Contributions to Canadian Television at the Gemini Awards and Canadian Society of Cinematographers President’s Award, among many others.
Ken Anderson is the VP of Sim Camera, a leading provider of camera equipment for the Film & TV industry in Vancouver & Toronto. Prior to joining Sim as the Manager of Post Services in Vancouver in 2011, Ken spent 8+ years working as an on-set Digital Imaging Technician and member of IA669 on various television and film productions. Ken has also worked extensively over the past 20 years freelancing as a Broadcast Video Operator on many studio productions, news programs, major political events and continues to specialize in live sports coverage of all types, including working on 5 Olympic Games. A graduate of BCIT’s TV Tech Program and Langara College’s Business Program, Ken has a passion for the technical side of digital television and film production combined with a background in business.
New York, ARRI
Peter began his career in Broadcast Television in Sydney, Australia in the late 80s, and for the next 20 years worked in broadcast production as a cameraman, including a decade with RTL Television. In 2005, he joined Sony Electronics Professional Solutions, engaged in diverse areas including engineering, customer sales and support, and later marketing and product development. Peter moved into the Cinema group at Sony in 2009, leading market development, global marketing, product launches and other initiatives across multiple product lines. In 2014, he led a cross-border US and Japan based project team to develop a new Cinema camera platform. In 2019, Peter joined ARRI as President of ARRI Rental then following as VP of Marketing and Market Development for ARRI Americas. He is a member of SMPTE and an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers.
Manny Danelon is a veteran in the film and television industry having worked as a 2nd Unit Director, Production Manager, Producer and Line Producer on numerous series, feature films, television movies, documentary series and television specials. Manny is currently producing the 6th season and most recently produced the 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons of The Expanse after successful 1st & 2nd seasons as Unit Production Manager. He also recently produced the television series Private Eyes, Cracked and award-winning mini-series, The Book of Negros. Other TV credits include the series King, Really Me, Skins, My Babysitter’s A Vampire, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, The Listener, ReGenesis and the TV movies Diverted and Code Breakers. Danelon has also worked on the feature films Saving God, Closing the Ring, K-19 The Widowmaker and Harriett The Spy.
Toronto, Picture Shop
Throughout her 29-year career in the entertainment industry, Grace Carnale-Davis has brought passion and dedication to her work, supporting producers, directors, and cinematographers through the post-production process. She served two terms as an Ontario Creates (OMDC) board member and was the 2018 recipient of the WIFT Crystal Award for Outstanding Achievement in Business. Grace began her career in the mail room at Kodak Canada, where she worked during the day while obtaining a business degree at Ryerson University at night. After 18 years at Kodak, Grace accepted a position as a sales executive at Medallion·PFA. In 2008, after Medallion·PFA was purchased by Technicolor, Grace held the title of Director of Sales and in 2013 was named Vice President of Sales and Client Service, which she now carries on with Picture Shop after the purchase of Technicolor in early 2021.
Stosh Durbacz currently manages Fujifilm’s broadcast and cinema optics business for the Canadian market. Additionally, Stosh is a very active participant in various industry organizations. A long time SMPTE-Toronto Chapter Board Manager, the incoming chair of the PERG Association, a Vendor Representative on the IMAGO Technical Committee and the principal planner of the annual Film and Video Golf tournament. Stosh actively engages with industry to provide strong value to partners through his experience and relationships.
Toronto, Keslow Camera
Stephanie Fagan is a respected veteran of the entertainment industry with over 25 years of account management and client support to the Feature Film, Television and Commercial Markets. She began her career as an Account Executive with Fujifilm Canada in the Motion Picture Division where she supported the industry for 12 years. Subsequent client-facing roles supporting cinematographers followed at both Panavision Canada and Dazmo Camera, the Toronto office of the Quebec based company, Video MTL. Prior to joining Keslow, Stephanie spent the last three years at Production Resource Group (PRG) as Director, Global Accounts and provided lighting solutions to the Toronto market. She is currently General Manager and Business Development Director for Keslow Camera.
With close to 30 years in the production industry, François has worked in most areas of the production ecosystem including content creation, production, post production, product planning, design, training, marketing, and strategic planning. After a fruitful career in Quebec’s production community, he joined SONY, holding various technical, creative, and management positions in North America. In 2017, he joined ARRI/ARRIflex where he handles camera systems for the Canadian market. François also supports ARRI’s solution’s business in the Americas which include remote production, live multicam, and mixed reality production systems (MRPS). He is passionate about training and is a regular guest lecturer at most Canadian colleges and universities. François has two young daughters who are looking at the production industry and he takes the subject of diversity at heart.
Toronto, William F. White International Inc.
Trevor Huys has 25 years of extensive cinematic camera technical and rental experience. Trevor began his career in the original William F. White International Inc. Camera Department in 1997 as an Optical Technician. When the camera inventory was sold to Panavision in 2005, he made the move over and spent ten years as a Senior Optical Technician. In 2014, Trevor joined Dazmo Camera as their Chief Technical Officer and played an integral role in growing the business significantly over a two-year period. Trevor returned to William F. White in a senior leadership position in 2015 with the design and launch of the re-established camera department. As VP Camera, Trevor leads all aspects of the operation, nationally and beyond.
Toronto, William F. White International Inc.
Jennifer’s career in the motion picture industry began at William F. White International Inc. Toronto in 1996. She worked as an Administrative Coordinator in the original Camera Department and then moved on to the Marketing Department where she held the title of Manager, Corporate Communications. From 1996-2002, Jennifer also worked on a freelance basis as an Assistant PM and Font A.D. for US and Canadian broadcasters at numerous national and international figure skating events. Jennifer left William F. White to work for Technically Yours Inc. (TYI) where she provided more than five years of Sales support for several well-known product lines including Rose Brand and LEE Filters. Jennifer returned to the equipment rental business at Dazmo Camera, completing a one-year contract before returning to William F. White in 2016 to join the newly re-established camera department as the Operations & Rentals Coordinator. She was promoted to Manager, Operations, Camera in 2018 and once more to National Director, Operations, Camera in 2019.
Los Angeles, Inspired Images Picture Company
With over 25 years in the film and television industry, James Martin possesses a proven ability to steer businesses beyond old limitations and achieve greater-than-anticipated growth through cultivating industry partners, product innovation and market development. A graduate of the University of British Columbia, James began his career with Sim, leading the expansion of the company into Los Angeles, South Carolina, Atlanta, and New York. James left Sim in 2019 to join Roger Williams at Inspired Image Picture Company as their Chief Strategy Officer. He spearheaded an effort to create the Sarah Jones Opportunity, named after the young woman who was killed in a tragic accident while working on an Atlanta film set. Working with Sarah’s parents, Warner Television, IATSE and the Georgia Film commission, James set up an annual opportunity to provide training for a high school graduate to enter the film industry as a camera department trainee. James is an associate member of the American Society of Cinematographers, a volunteer with the Long Beach Rescue Mission & Foundation, the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the SPCA.
Currently filling the role of Executive Director of Film PEI, Rob Riselli has more than 30 years’ experience in the arts and entertainment industry, mostly recently as Film Programs and Reporting Supervisor with Cultural Industries Ontario North (CION). He’s also worked in theatre, television and film in Halifax, Sudbury, Toronto, and Vancouver, and is a founding member of Screen Nova Scotia, and the Film and Advisory Committee at Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia. Having sat on several boards including Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative and Autism Nova Scotia, Rob has also participated in the development and training of many technical crew with the several unions and post-secondary schools in Northern Ontario and Atlantic Canada.
Mark Saddleton has held a wide variety of roles within the Sony Corporation throughout his 22-year tenure, progressing to his current dual title of Canada Canada Country Head and Director of Sales & Marketing. Mark joined Sony U.K. in 1997, working in Corporate Sales and later as Marketing Manager, focused on market and product strategy. In 2001 Mark crossed the Atlantic to join the Canada office in Sales, steadily progressing to Director of National Accounts in 2011. As part of business and talent development he opened the new Sony of Canada HQ office in 2018, building a culture and environment to drive growth. Mark is also President of the Sony Canada Charitable Foundation, supporting charities and leading the philosophy of Sony within the community.
Prior to joining Sim Camera in 2016, Jim spent twenty years working as a Camera Assistant on many television and film productions in Canada and abroad. His work was recognized in 2015 when he received the CSC’s Camera Assistant of Merit Award. Jim has an enormous passion for filmmaking and cinematography which has only increased in his role at Sim. Jim has a degree in Communications from York University.
Toronto, HD Source Inc.
Ken Thasan has been involved in the film and television industry for roughly twenty years, primarily in roles with local vendors that supply the film and television industry, currently with HD Source Inc.. Between work and family, when time permits, Ken is involved in informal mentoring roles, that include speaking engagements with graduating classes at 2 local colleges, or one on one mentorships with folks involved in or aspiring to join the film and television community. Having benefitted from someone willing to give an opportunity to a 20 year old with no industry experience, but a willingness to work, his goal is to be able to provide the same chances for others.
Vancouver, Keslow Camera
After graduating from Penn State University, Court was a Director of Photography for a short time before landing a job at Panavision where he worked for 10 years. After working in production for a few other companies, Court started with Keslow Camera in 2016 as the Operations Manager at the Culver City office in Los Angeles, CA. Shortly after Keslow acquired Clairmont Camera in 2017, Court moved to Vancouver in 2018 to be the General Manager and Business Development Director for Keslow Vancouver.
Toronto, Picture Shop
Kate Wisman is a 25-year veteran of Toronto’s film and television post-production industry, nearly 20 of those years spent at Technicolor, now Picture Shop. She has a strong foundation in the industry, having begun her career in finance, followed by experience in scheduling and producing, before ultimately moving into marketing in 1996. As Marketing Manager for Picture Shop, she leads and develops engaging content for their Toronto and Vancouver offices while working closely with her global marketing team to strategically communicate across all available channels. Kate’s role at Picture Shop includes event management, media relations, social media strategy and industry and educational sponsorships. Kate is passionate about the local industry, working closely with partners to extend its footprint in Canada and abroad. She particularly enjoys collaborating with A-list filmmakers as well as emerging talent, enabling them to tell their stories as intended – while at the same time promoting the local Canadian entertainment.
Jeremy Benning csc
Jeremy Benning has shot films, television, commercials, documentaries for shows that have aired on Netflix, Amazon Prime, BBC, Discovery, National Geographic, History Channel and in festivals around the world. His work includes being director of photography for the hit series The Expanse. His latest project Spin for Disney wrapped in November 2020, and he’s shot episodes of Amazon Prime’s series The Boys (Season 1). Condor (Season 2). He’s also executive produced and shot his 2019 award-winning feature documentary Alone Across the Arctic and, in 2017, worked with director Mikael Salomon on National Geographic Channel’s mini-series The Long Road Home. Jeremy’s work has been recognized for numerous awards and nominations as well as at many prestigious festivals around the world, including American Society of Cinematographers, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Toronto International Film Festival, Much Music Video Awards, Canadian Screen Award, Critics’ Choice Awards and Cannes Film Festival. He is a member of the LGBTQ community. Jeremy currently serves as a member of the CSC Board of Directors.
Guy Godfree csc
Guy Godfree’s feature film cinematography work includes the multiple Canadian Screen Award winning Maudie, directed by Aisling Walsh and starring Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins. Other work features Let Him Go with director Thomas Bezucha and starring Kevin Costner, Diane Lane and Leslie Manville; The Parting Glass directed by Stephen Moyer and starring Anna Paquin, Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Leo, Rhys Ifans, and Ed Asner; Giant Little Ones starring Kyle MacLachlan and Maria Bello, which premiered at TIFF 2018; Jordan Canning’s feature Suck It Up (Slamdance 2017); So Yong Kim’s Lovesong (Sundance 2016); Lindsay Mackay’s Wet Bum (TIFF 2014); and James Adolphus’ The Warren (TIFF 2014) filmed in the West Bank, Palestine. Guy currently serves as the chair of the CSC Board of Directors.
Rion Gonzales, Associate Member
Recently wrapping on Spiral: From the Book of Saw (2021), Rion is second unit DP on the TV series Wayne, cinematographer on the TV movies, Marry Me This Christmas (2020) and Eyewitness (2017). He’s been an independent cinematographer for more than 25 years working on in film and video for cinematic, broadcast and online media content. Rion’s work has been recognized for numerous awards and nominations at many prestigious festivals around the world, including Black Film and Video Award, Much Music Video Awards, Anthem Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, Worldfest Huston Film Festival, Cannes, Sundance Film Festival.
Philip Lanyon csc
Based in Vancouver, Philip Lanyon works locally and internationally. His broad-based cinematography work includes being director of photography for Star Trek: Discovery (2019 – 2021), Star Trek: Picard (2020), Frontier (2017-2018), I Am Patrick Swayze (2019), I Am Richard Pryor (2019), I Am Paul Walker (2018) and Caught (2018). Philip’s work has been recognized for numerous awards and nominations as well as at many prestigious festivals around the world, including the Canadian Screen Awards, LA Shorts Awards, Vancouver International Film Festival, Atlantic Film Festival, Victoria’s Short Circuit Film Festival, Leo Awards, and the Genie Awards. Philip currently serves as CSC’s Vice President, Western Canada.
Bruno Philip csc
Originally from France, Bruno Philip is based in Montréal since 1982. He studied at the Paris Circus School directed by Annie Fratellini and subsequently trained as an actor at the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec. A graduate of the film production department of Concordia University, he has photographed more than 30 films in television and cinema in the United States, France, Russia and Jamaica. An active member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers since 1998, he teaches cinematography and filmmaking at the University of Montréal and, since 2004 has produced independent films with his production company Gapian Films. Bruno currently serves as CSC’s Vice President, Eastern Canada.
Claudine Sauvé csc
Moving between cinematography and photography, Claudine Sauvé has been telling intimate stories through her images for years. She has worked in features and television, lensing a wide variety of projects including 15 feature films such as Best Sellers starring Michael Caine, Aubrey Plaza and Scott Speedman, Stealing Alice, directed by Marc Séguin, The Wild Hunt and The Year Dolly Parton was My Mom with Mongrel Media. Her television credits include the drama series 19-2, La Faille and The Disappearance for NBCUniversal. Claudine’s work has been recognized for numerous awards and nominations as well as at many prestigious festivals around the world, including the Gémeaux Awards, Oscar, Gemini Awards, Jutra Awards, Genie Awards, TIFF, Hot Docs, Prix Colleégial du Cinéma Québécois, Iris Audience Award, Outarde Awards, LUX Québec Grand Prize and Fantasia Film Festival. Claudine currently serves as member of the CSC Board of Directors.
Toronto, Campaign Liaison
Penny recently retired from a 30+ year career in the industry. She graduated from McGill in Special Education and taught in the Saguenay, Labrador, James Bay and Madagascar. Penny arrived in Toronto as a single mother and answered a newspaper ad for a position at ARRI/Nagra. Penny continued to work in the industry at Strand Lighting, then back to ARRI Canada, William F. White, PS Production Services, AC Lighting and Moss LED. Penny says the highlight of her career was taking the PS camera department from film to digital and becoming a very successful camera Department. Penny says: “Now it is my turn to give back to those who supported me in many ways during my career.” She currently serves as CSC’s Vice President, Central Canada.
Gail Picco has had a 30-year career as a fundraising, communications, and nonprofit consultant, most of it running her own firm Gail Picco Associates. Prior to becoming a consultant, she spent eight years as a counsellor at Interval House, North America’s first shelter for abused women. Her most recent book Cap in Hand was published in 2017, and her upcoming book about the gap between charity and justice will be published in spring 2022. Currently editor in chief of The Charity Report and publisher of her own imprint Gail K. Picco Books, she consults with selected clients.
CSC Executive Officer
Susan Saranchuk as the Executive Officer of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers has been a steady and guiding hand for the organization over the past 26 years. Previous to the CSC, Susan was an administrator at the legendary Arc Sound recording studio, whose talented roster sported renowned musical artists such as Ronnie Hawkins, Anne Murray and The Ugly Ducklings. She also spent several years as the administrator for Circle Arts, a private visual arts dealership in the Forest Hill area of Toronto, where she co-produced selected gala events in conjunction with the Festival of Festivals, the forerunner to the Toronto International Film Festival. In true entrepreneurial spirit Susan was the co-founder of Saranchuk/Book a visual art procurement and placement company. She was also an Executive Producer and Financial Officer at Red Gem Productions that created programming for the fledgling Toronto 1 television station (currently City-TV).