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 C | MU 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Complections 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.
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.
CMU College is pleased to announce that the extremely talented Stephen Lynch will be joining the CMU Advisory Board as its newest member.
This year Stephen was honoured by the film and television industry as the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Screen Award for Best Achievement in Television Makeup for the hit show Orphan Black. As the Head of Makeup Department Stephen seamlessly transformed Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany into multiple clone characters. This challenging and incredible transformation caught the eyes of many and Stephen has been featured in publications that include, Vanity Fair, InStyle, Glamour, SundanceTV and Makeup Artist Magazine (to name a few) describing his artistic process.
In addition to his 5 season run on Orphan Black Stephen has an extensive career in film and television with Head of Makeup Department credits on productions like, Queer As Folk, Slings and Arrows, Long Days Journey into Night, I’ve Heard the Mermaids Sing, Haven and Camp Rock.
Stephen has made valuable contributions to CMU as a well-revered instructor in the Film and Television Makeup Department and students and staff are excited for his return to the classroom in the near future.
CMU looks forward to working closely with Stephen in his new role as an Advisory Board member, in which he will continue to help develop skilled artists in all makeup artistry disciplines.
Honorary Board Member
Donald Mowat is one of North America’s leading makeup artists, and has an astounding 60 feature films and 25 projects for television to his credit. He has won numerous awards including a 1992 Primetime Emmy award, a 1998 Special Achievement Gemini award and a 2006 Gemini Award. Donald has also received four Hollywood Makeup Artists Guild award nominations (2000 – Three Kings, 2003 – 8 Mile, 2004 – The Human Stain) and winning in 2014 with the film Prisoners and earned three Saturn Award nominations for his work on Repo Men, Skyfall and winning for Prisoners in 2014. Donald received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to the Film Industry and various charities.
Feature credits as a Makeup Department Head or personal makeup artist include Margaret’s Museum, Fly Away Home, Mimic, Love! Valor! Compassion!, Harriet the Spy, The Perfect Storm, Three Kings, Frequency, The Human Stain, 8 Mile, The Departed, Max Payne The Fighter, Cowboys and Aliens, the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Skyfall and Nightcrawler. Latest credits include Spectre and Sicario.
Donald is an active member of IATSE locals in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, and was elected to two terms on IATSE Local 873’s Makeup Department. He served three terms on the Board of Directors for the Actors’ Fund of Canada (2008 – 2014), a charity that serves individuals working in the entertainment industry in times of crisis. He was elected to the National Board of Directors / the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, representing the Art Department for two terms (2007 – 2011). His rationale and exceptional leadership also led to the creation of the annual Genie Award for Makeup (now called the Canadian Screen Awards). A long term member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), having served 9 years on the executive committee and 3 years on the nominating committee since his invitation to voting membership in 1999. For BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) LA office, he volunteers on the membership committee and is a mentor in the BAFTA LA Outreach Program at Washington Prep High School.