Complections College of Makeup Art & Design Located at
110 Lombard Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Phone: 416-968-6739

Leadership and Advisory Board:

Pamela Earle

President & CEO, C | MU

Pamela Earle acquired C | MU in July 2007. She holds an Honours Bachelor of Education from McGill University in Montreal where she was raised.

Pamela has five years of experience teaching in both elementary and high schools in Toronto and Montreal. From 1990 to 1992, she worked in the film industry starting in junior production positions. She later graduated to Director and Producer positions.  From 1992 to 1995, she held the title of Vice President, Development and Production for Primedia Entertainment. In 1995, she formed her own production and distribution company, Actuality Films, and acquired the distribution rights to the Primedia Catalogue for the subsequent decade. During this period, she produced films,  documentaries and worked on television series.

Pamela has been a member of George Brown Theatre School’s Advisory Board for eight years. She also worked for George Brown College for two years, managing the fundraising cabinet for George Brown’s Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto’s Distillery District. She is proud to have founded two community theatre groups for youth. One was for The Yonge Street Mission, where she has played an active role chairing fundraising galas for their scholarship fund. She has also served on the Pleiades Theatre Company Board. For two years, Pamela chaired the Board of Directors of the June Callwood Centre for Families.

Acquiring CMU has allowed Pamela to combine her work experience in both education and the arts. Her active roles in many charitable organizations have furthered her commitment to encouraging young people in the arts. She lives in Toronto with her husband Richard.

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Richard Earle

Richard Earle is President and CEO of Sea Change Corporation and Sea Change Investments, a private high-tech company focusing on Internet-related software and services. Sea Change has two subsidiaries: Interwork Technologies Inc. and iRoam Mobile Solutions Inc. Sea Change and its subsidiaries have approximately 30 employees.

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Mark Prasuhn

Senior VP, Operations & Strategic Partnerships, C | MU

Prasuhn is a seasoned film, TV and digital media executive with extensive experience in senior leadership roles in broadcast and independent production/distribution companies including Zoomer Media, VisionTV, Minds Eye Pictures and TVO. Most recently he served as General Manager and led the successful launch of Gusto, a food-themed specialty channel and digital platform which was acquired by Bell Media in September 2016. Prior to that he oversaw operations for social media management consultancy Jumpwire Media; and was also Film Commissioner for the province of Saskatchewan where he scaled up production activity, attracting movie & TV series productions from international broadcasters and Hollywood studios.

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Marcia McClung

Marcia McClung is a marketing, publicity and communications consultant whose experience includes positions in the cultural, government and private sectors. She worked for many organizations including the National Ballet of Canada, Harbourfront and The National Arts Centre before forming her own agency, Applause Communications Inc.  A community activist as well as a businesswoman, Marcia has served on many not-for-profit boards.

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Skip Bassford

As a professor of philosophy, Dr. Skip Bassford is well known for his work in applied and professional ethics. He was Dean of Atkinson College at York University where he started their Continuing Education Division, founded the York Nursing program, and developed close working relationships with several colleges, bridging the gap between colleges and universities in Ontario. Most recently, Skip served two terms as President of University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in British Columbia. During his time there, he was noted for leading UFV’s development from a university college to a full university, a transition that involved building internal academic capacity and engaging in years of active lobbying. He oversaw the development of UFV’s first graduate programs and the world’s only centre for Indo-Canadian studies. While he was president, the university more than doubled in size. Skip and his wife, Jane Darville, currently live in Toronto.

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Ana Serrano

Ana is the Chief Digital Officer of the Canadian Film Centre and Founder of CFC Media Lab, the world-renowned and award-winning institute for interactive storytelling created in 1997 at the Canadian Film Centre.

She has directed the development of over 130 digital media projects, mentored over 50 start-ups, and produced some of Canada’s seminal works in interactive media. Such projects include the critically-acclaimed Late Fragment, the first interactive dramatic feature film to be featured at the Toronto International Film Festival and distributed by Mongrel Media, to the most recent Webby-Honoree Body/Mind/Change, starring David Cronenberg, an interactive narrative experience that generates a physical 3D printed object.

Also an Adjunct Professor at OCADu, Ana has received numerous awards from the digital media, film and theatre industries in both Canada and the US, and frequently speaks at digital media and film festivals around the world about the creation and business of digital entertainment.

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STEPHEN LYNCH

Stephen Lynch has been honoured by the film and television industry as the recipient of both the 2018 and 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Television Makeup for the international hit series Orphan Black. As the Head of Makeup Department Stephen has seamlessly transformed Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany into multiple clone characters. Stephen has been featured in publications that include, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour, SundanceTV and Makeup Artist Magazine describing his artistic process. In addition to his work on Orphan Black Stephen has an extensive career in film and television with Head of Makeup Department credits on productions including Queer As Folk, Slings and Arrows, Long Days Journey into Night, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Haven and Camp Rock.  

 

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Odessa Paloma Parker

A former  instructor of the Fashion Theory course at CMU and now the Fashion Editor of The Globe and Mail, Odessa is a fashionista extraordinaire and a force to be reckoned within the Canadian fashion world. She received an Honours BA from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Book & Magazine Publishing from Centennial College. Odessa worked for Ukula Magazine as the Editorial Assistant in her first role within the industry, and then as the Visual Marketing Coordinator at the renowned artist agency Judy Inc., who represents some of Canada’s hottest fashion talent including CMU superstar grads Sabrina Rinaldi and Cait Mizzi, and instructor GianLuca Orienti.

She founded Plaid Magazine in March 2010 and oversaw all business operations and editorial direction during its three-year run. As a freelance stylist her client list includes  Entertainment Tonight Canada and The Grid. Odessa has also produced several successful shopping events in Toronto through Plaid Magazine and independently. She was named a “Toronto Fashion Hero” by Now Magazine in 2011, and one of “Toronto’s Most Stylish People” by Toronto Life‘s Style Book in 2012.

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Honorary Board Member

Donald Mowat

As one of North America’s leading makeup artists, Donald Mowat has over 60 feature films and 25 projects for television to his credit. Donald has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy (1991-1992), Special Achievement Gemini (1998), Saturn Award (2014) and two Hollywood Makeup Artist Guild Awards (2014 and 2017) and BAFTA Film Award nominations in 2017 for Nocturnal Animals and in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049. Mr. Mowat received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for his service to the film industry and charity.

Feature film credits as make-up department head and/or personal make-up artist include: The Perfect Storm, Three Kings, 8 Mile, The Departed, The Fighter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Skyfall, Nightcrawler, Spectre, Sicario and Stronger. Upcoming studio releases include The Darkest Minds, First Man starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy, and (untitled) Dan Gilroy project starring Jake Gyllenhaal. 

Donald is an active member of IATSE locals in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. He has been an executive committee member with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), and volunteers on the membership and outreach mentor committees for BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts). Additionally he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Actors’ Fund of Canada (AFC) and served the Board of Directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, elected to represent the Art Department where he spearheaded the creation of an annual make-up award category in Canada.

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