Leadership & Advisory Board
Pamela was a member of George Brown Theatre School's Advisory Board for 8 years. She managed the fundraising cabinet for George Brown's Young Centre for the Performing Arts, founded two community theatre groups for youth, and has played an active role in The Yonge Street Mission. Acquiring CMU and maintaining an active role in charitable organizations has furthered Pamela's commitment to encouraging young people in the arts.
He has received numerous awards and nominations internationally, including a 1992 Primetime Emmy award, two Saturn Awards, a Special Achievement Gemini Award and The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers in 2018 for his work with BAFTA Los Angeles youth filmmaker education and mentorship.
Donald has also received a record ten IATSE Hollywood Local 706 Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards nominations, winning twice for Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners in 2014 and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals in 2017, respectively.
In addition, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his service to the film industry and related charities.
A three-time British Academy Film Award (BAFTA ) nominee and Acadeny Award (Oscar) nominee, his long list of credits as Makeup Department Head or Personal Makeup Artist include First Man, Blade Runner 2049, Nocturnal Animals, Spectre, Skyfall, Nightcrawler, Prisoners, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Fighter, The Departed, Sicario, 8 Mile, Three Kings, Mimic, Fly Away Home, Margaret’s Museum, The Perfect Storm, The Yards and Denis Villeneuve’s Dune for which he was the Makeup Department Head/Hair and Makeup and prosthetics Designer.
Upcoming releases include Guy Ritchie’s The Interpreter, and Denis Villeneuve’s highly anticipated Dune Part Two.
Donald is a senior member of IATSE New York, Toronto, Montreal and Los Angeles, has served three terms on the Board of Directors for the Actors’ Fund of Canada (2008–2014) and was elected to the National Board of Directors for The Academy of Canadian Cinema and
Television, representing the Art Department for two terms (2007–2011).
During his tenure on the Board, he was instrumental in the creation of an annual makeup category for Gemini and Genie Awards (now Canadian Screen Awards).
He is a longstanding member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
and Sciences (invited 1999) serving the maximum twelve year term limit on the Executive makeup Branch Committee and is active in the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, where he volunteers on the membership committee and is a mentor in the LA and London Outreach and BAFTA Connect Professional Development. He is a dedicated volunteer guest speaker and continues to serve on student film award panels for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and BAFTA.
In May 2022 Donald was appointed a member to the Order of Canada.
He is represented by Jason Garber at UTA Beverly Hills, CA and lives between Toronto and Los Angeles with longtime partner Garry Malone.