2019 CSC Winners
Félicitations à nos membres et à tous ceux qui ont gagné et qui ont été reconnus aux Prix de la Société canadienne des directeurs de la photographie.
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Further to the passing of longtime I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 member Stew Aziz on Dec 20th, 2018: A Celebration of Life
The family of Stewart Aziz (Elaine, Neale & Haeleigh and Grace) invite us to join in celebrating Stew's life on Saturday May 11th, 2019 from 2pm-5pm at South Pond Farms in Bethany, ON. The family will be sharing some light snacks, and of course, many stories. There will be an opportunity to share your memories if you are interested in doing so.
South Pond Farms was and continues to be a family favorite, where countless wonderful memories were shared with Stew over fantastic food and wine.
Please refer to the farm's website www.southpondfarms.ca for directions and information about the venue.
It is with great sadness that we announce to the membership that long time member Bob Saad passed away this past weekend (May 2019). Bob was well known across the industry and worked throughout Canada on many successful feature films and television series.
A private service for the family has been held and a celebration of Bob's life will be held in June. We will let you know once we receive further details. Our condolences to Bob's family, friends and colleagues at this sad news.
In Memoriam Robert Saad
À la mémoire de François Protat
C'est avec beaucoup de tristesse que nous avons appris le décès de François Protat. Son talent ne faisait aucun doute, de plus, il a contribué à sa façon à la longue tradition cinématographique québécoise. Il a généreusement exprimé son talent dans le cadre de prodcution Internationale l'amerant ainsi à travailler partout au pays. Il gardera à jamais un bon souvenir de ses nombreuses expériences de travail à Toronto. Au Québec, il demeurera à jamais un grand de l'image sans oublier sa générosité exprimée dans le partage de ses connaissances auprès de ses nombreux élèves qu'il a eu au fil des années!
Il laisse dans le deuil son fils l'assistant caméra Martin Protat ainsi que sa fille Zoé à qui nous offrons nos plus sincères condoléances. Prenez connaissance de la la lettre de Martin Protat en cliquant ici.
December 20, 2018
We are saddened to inform the membership of the passing of longtime I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 member
Stew Aziz on Dec 20th, 2018. Stew was a member of I.A.T.S.E. Local 667 since May 1986 as a camera assistant and moved on to working at Panavision and finally Keslow Camera. Stew served both on the Executive Board as well as serving as a Trustee for some time on the I.A.T.S.E. Local 667/669 Health & Welfare Fund.
A memorial will take place in the spring for Stew. For further information ont he celebration of life and Scholarship, please click here.
Our thoughts and best wishes are with Stew's family at this time.
September 19, 2018
Andy Chmura - Camera Operator
It is with great sadness that we announce to the membership that long time member Andy Chmura passed away at the beginning of the week. Andy was well known across the industry and worked across Eastern
From Married to It, Long Kiss Goodnight and the Jesse Stone MOWs to Pacific Rim and Good Witch, Andy was a well regarded operator.
While we do not have details of funeral arrangements, we will pass them on to everyone once we have been notified by his family.
Condolences to his friends and colleagues at this sad news.
We want to inform the membership that Stephen Sebert, one time member of Local 667 camera assistant, passed away June 19 2018. He was 56 years old. After a strong career as an assistant with us, Stephen went out west to work as a Local 669 member. He worked on a number of shows in Ontario including New York Minute and Wonderfalls.
There will be celebration of his life in Calgary, sometime in the future. We will pass along that information when we have it.
IATSE Local 667 Director of Photography, William Walker Reeve passed away on Wednesday May 23rd 2018.
William will be remembered for his contributions to large format IMAX documentaries, as well as 3D cinematography. He was a co-founder of the 3D Camera Company in Toronto, and the last few years he spent his time perfecting the art of bow making.
He will be deeply missed by his sons and daughters Johnathon Reeve Local 667 member (DIT), Lauren, Lenny and Amelie, and the rest of his family.
Ross Edward Leslie October 23, 1959 - March 13, 2018
It is with great sadness that the family of Ross Edward Leslie announces his sudden passing on Tuesday March 13, 2018. Ross is predeceased by his loving parents, Cameron and Manny (Madeleine) Leslie and leaves his wife Cathy, daughter Lauren, brother Trevor (Elizabeth), sister Sharon (Scott), sister-in-law Karen, brother-in-law John (Terri) nephews Paul, Harry, Christopher, niece Kendra, in-laws Cliff and Betty, many cousins and a world of friends.
Ross was a wonderful man whose heart stretched from the city streets of Toronto to the Laurentian lakes and the cliffs of Newfoundland.
Ross was a Montrealer born and bred who lived and worked in the film and television industry in both Ontario and Newfoundland. After over 10 years in theatre, as an actor and tour manager he focused his talents in the film and television industry. He was widely respected as a Line Producer/Production Manager on shows such as Republic of Doyle, Anne of Green Gables, Frontier, Caught, Little Dog and most recently, Star Trek Discovery. In this role he was a quick thinker with a broad view yet so good at in depth analysis. He always worked with the lens of kindness balanced perfectly with bluntness. But this does not capture him.
Ross was a foodie, a quilter, a theatre buff, a master martini maker, a hiker, a photographer, a historian, an actor and a golfer. He collected friends like he collected art. Ross became friends with people immediately. He did it by inviting them over for martinis and dinner, on a hike, or simply for a coffee. If you were to name a few of his attributes, you'd say wise, kind, thoughtful, trustworthy, romantic, hilarious, but loyal and generous would top the list. He supported everyone in big ways and small. He gave often and with grace and ease.
Ross worked hard but also knew how to live well. He was the guy who was given the best tables in the best restaurants and sat so that he was perfectly framed, by a window or door. He was the man who had impeccable taste in impossibly pointed shoes. He was the person who every bloody year replaced the art in his rental home in St. John's with favourite pieces from his collection of local Newfoundland artists. He hiked with a bottle of wine, 'truffled' cheese and real china in his backpack. He even has a sealskin coat named "The Ross" after him.
He wasn't just a member of the Dunany Community, he was fully engaged as a leader. Like his mother, Manny, before him, he loved being Club Captain of the Dunany Country Club for many years. Like his father, Cam, before him, Ross was president of the same course. He was also a warden of St. Paul's Church.
Most importantly, Ross was a family man, well raised by his parents who held family values high. He spent idyllic childhood summers with them his brother, Trevor and sister, Sharon at their family cottage in Dunany. Dunany is the place that holds his heart.
Cathy and Lauren were the stars in his life.
When he talked about his daughter Lauren it was with such tremendous pride that people would get teary. Ross was many things to many people, but his biggest and most important role was as a father to Lauren. He was the quintessential 'fun' Dad. He loved to take her on 'big explores' in the woods at the cottage, loved to walk her around on the Dunany golf course before the age of 5 and demonstrated how to 'host' a multitude of parties. If Lauren had to choose which parent to go shopping with it, it would not be practical, thrifty Mom but extravagant Dad. He instilled in her his love for the theatre and the arts. She attended an arts school and has followed in her father's footsteps in the film world and regularly sought his sage advice.
And when he spoke of his wife Cathy, it was with a "get a load of how good I got it" smile. (He was right to do so, she's the original kick-ass feminist) Married for almost 28 years, they loved to hike the trails of Newfoundland, cycle in Toronto, and enjoyed spending time at their cottage kayaking, swimming, golfing, and hosting dinner parties with family and friends. With Cathy retiring from teaching this June they were making plans to build a new home on the lake.
As one of his friends quipped, Ross was unique and stood out in a business filled with individuality. Ross made an enormous difference in the lives he touched. That is the gift he had. "He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again." Hamlet
The family will receive friends at the HUMPHREY FUNERAL HOME A.W. MILES - NEWBIGGING CHAPEL, 1403 Bayview Avenue (south of Davisville Avenue) from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. and 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22nd. A funeral service will be held in ST. SIMEON'S ANGLICAN CHURCH, 445 Rue Principal, Lachute, Quebec at 11 o'clock on Thursday, March 29th.
If desired, in lieu of flowers please feel free to donate to the following charities that Ross held dear:
In Toronto, it's The Actor's Fund of Canada (afchelps.ca ); in Quebec, it's St. Paul's Church, 1176 Dunany Road, Lachute, Quebec, J8H3W8 and in Newfoundland, Perchance Theatre at Cupids www.perchancetheatre.com . Condolences, photographs and memories may be forwarded through www.humphreymilesnewbigging.com .
February 1, 2018
We are sorry to inform you of the passing of Philippe Champion's father, Marc Champion last week in his 91st year. Many of you would have worked with Marc over the years. Our thoughts and wishes go out to the Champion family.
A family memorial will be planned in the spring.
We are sorry to announce the passing of Member, Brother & 2nd Assistant, Henry Zhao. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those close to him.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by his family: https://www.gofundme.com/henrys-legacy-fund
Félicitations à nos membres et à tous ceux qui ont gagné et qui ont été reconnus aux Prix de la Société canadienne des directeurs de la photographie.
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L’A.I.E.S.T. célèbre son 125ième anniversaire d’existence et nous vous invitons à voir ce vidéo commémoratif des grandes réalisations dans l’histoire de notre grande organisation
N.S. film fund now richer than tax credit Liberals killed
New Studio Space Update
As we had announced in our recent studio update, CBS has formally announced their new 260,000 square foot facility in Mississauga. There will be 6 sound stages, offices and other facilities. It will be located at Dixie Road and Matheson Blvd. East. The new complex is scheduled to be open in early 2019. Please see the links for the press coverage.
Annonce, mise à jour d'espace Studio
Nous vous invitons a visiter le site Internet suivant https://www.ia667dp.com/ afin de voir l’étendue du talent de nos directeurs et directrices de la photographie de l’AIEST Local 667, ainsi que leur site Internet personnel, leur bobine de démonstration, leur biographie artistique.
Un éventail impressionnant et diversifié des talents et des gagnants de prix de nos très qualifiés des directeurs et directrices de la photographie travaillant au Canada et à l’International.
Félicitations à I.A.T.S.E. Local 667/669 Récipiendaires du prix du CSC here
Bell Media takes majority stake in Pinewood Studios.
Bell Media has entered an agreement to take a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, in partnership with Paul Bronfman’s Comweb Studio Holdings, as well as Castlepoint and the City of Toronto.
The major shakeup in Canada’s studio scene was revealed Thursday morning, with terms of the deal undisclosed.
In entering the studio business, Bell Media stakes a larger claim for its Bell Media Studios brand, which the company has been developing over the last year and was a partner in the recent unscripted series The Launch with Insight Productions and Big Machine Label Group. The Bell Media Studios banner was ...
Canadian Creative Industries Release New Code of Conduct Read more here http://www.actra.ca/press-releases/2018/03/canadian-creative-industries-release-new-code-of-conduct/
Fantastic evening Wednesday in Ottawa at "Behind the Red Carpet," hosted by the Motion Picture Association of Canada. The event was held for MPs, Senators, and government staff to demonstrate the Canadian behind-the-scenes jobs that are created by the film industry. The IATSE booth featured UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) and various cameras. Some brave guests tried to focus a camera on someone walking up to, and then sitting in, the throne from Reign, built by our talented members. Special thanks to film locals IATSE 873, IATSE 856 Manitoba, IATSE 849, International Cinematographers Guild IATSE Local 667, and IATSE 514 for all their assistance to the International! @MPACanada # ...
Cinespace Film Studios today revealed plans to expand its Kipling Avenue location, breaking ground on two 20,000-square-foot studios and announcing plans to build a permanent underwater filming tank.
The new facilities, named Titan Studios, were unveiled at a press conference Sept. 7 hosted by Cinespace president and CEO, Steve Mirkopoulos, and Toronto mayor, John Tory. A total of 50,000 square feet will be added to Cinespace's Kipling Avenue location, between the two new studios and support space connecting them. Mirkopolous told Playback Daily that they're hoping to open Titan's doors in August of next year.
"When I go out selling our film industry, the one ...
Un système complexe existe dans notre pays à l’égard des assurances médicaments, un mélange de couverture d’assurance publique et privée créant ainsi des disparités pour certains quant à l’accès à des médicaments. Sachez que le Canada est le deuxième pays en importance après les États-Unis, quant au coût des médicaments de prescriptions.
Au Canada, nous estimons que 8.4 millions de canadien sur le marché du travail n’ont pas de couverture d’assurance médicaments. De plus, 3.5 millions de canadiens ne peuvent même pas s’offrir les médicaments qui leurs sont prescrits par leur médecin.
Récemment, au congrès du CTC (Congrès du Travail ...
The IATSE condemns the violence and hateful views of the white nationalists in the Charlottesville, Virginia, rally. Our hearts go out to Heather Heyer, state T...roopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates, and their families.
Equal rights are the cornerstone of the labor movement. We believe that equality for all is a basic human right and we actively oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.
Read full statement here http://www.iatse.net/news/iatse-statement-charlottesville-va
Félicitations à Yves Bélanger pour sa nomination aux Emmy's pour meilleure direction de la photographie pour la mini-séries Big Little Lies, nous tenons à féliciter aussi l'équipe de Handmaid's Tale, aussi en nomination pour la meilleur direction de la photographie pour une série d'une heure. (Voir document ci-joint pour la liste complète des nominations)
“There’s been a still photographer on film sets since probably 1915.” and here's why.... https://medium.com/art-science/when-behind-the-scenes-movie-photos-finally-see-the-light-e137373d9b16
The worldwide movie and TV industries yesterday formed a new global coalition to campaign against online piracy.
How Toronto’s film and TV production has surged past $2 billion
Read here ...
In addition to traditional work, Montreal and Quebec are spearheading virtual reality and augmented reality content creation
A wave of fresh changes to Quebec’s film and TV tax credits is sweetening the bid for Hollywood productions — and also giving a hearty boost to virtual reality projects.
Read Variety's article here http://variety.com/2017/artisans/news/x-men-apocalypse-1202027867-1202027867/
Nova Scotia ups production fund
The government has added $6.9 million to the fund thanks to forecasted growth in productions filming in the province.
By Regan Reid
The government of Nova Scotia is adding $6.9 million to the 2017/18 Film & Television Production Incentive Fund.
The Department of Business announced today that, based on the number of productions it projects will shoot in the province this year, the total budget for the program has been increased to $16.9 million. To forecast demand for the fund, the government and industry monitor funding applications and track the year each production is expected to be completed and paid out.
The fund, which is ...
See page 5 an article en français about our members of IATSE 667 and IATSE 514 in the QFL newsletter. http://ftq.qc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/MO119.pdf
L’AFC apporte une aide charitable aux professionnels canadiens de l'industrie du spectacle.
Un monde où les professionnels canadiens de l'industrie du spectacle sont reconnus et soutenus.
Par le biais de cette aide charitable, nous prêtons main forte aux professionnels de l'industrie du spectacle du Canada, pour qu'ils puissent maintenir une bonne santé, garder leur dignité et continuer de travailler.
L’AFC apporte une aide charitable aux professionnels canadiens de l'industrie du spectacle. Autrefois connue sous le nom de "
Le travail que font les professionnels de l'industrie du spectacle ...
Almost a year after the camera assistant was killed on a Midnight Rider railway shoot in Georgia, the parents of Sarah Jonesare at the Sundance Film Festival today to further their goal of promoting the need for greater industry safety precautions and instructions. “Sarah was a vibrant and eager person who loved her work,” Elizabeth Jones said here. “She went all out to do her very, very best, and her life was cut short.”
Added Richard Jones on the legacy of his daughter’s death: “We want it go beyond talk and beyond concern. We want it to effect ...
Le président du Conseil d’administration du Bureau du cinéma et de la télévision du Québec (BCTQ), M. Sylvain Lafrance est heureux d’annoncer la nomination de M. Pierre Moreau à la direction générale de l’organisme. M. Moreau occupait, jusqu’à maintenant, le poste de vice-président senior – Europe et Asie chez Technicolor. Basé à Paris, il était responsable des bureaux de Londres, Rome, Paris et Bangkok pour la division des services créatifs de Technicolor.
Entré au service de l’entreprise en 1999 comme directeur des ventes québécoises, il a depuis gravi de nombreux échelons, accumulant une expérience inestimable dans les divers maillons de l’ ...
One of those roles that’s often misunderstood or under-appreciated is that of the unit publicist, a publicist who focuses on a film’s production. See the full article http://www.filmindependent.org/blogs/do-you-need-a-unit-publicist-yes-heres-why/?utm_source=7.15.14+Tuesday+Email+Blast&utm_campaign=11.05.13+eblast&utm_medium=email#.U9pd2mdzZ9C