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Mark Prasuhn named as CMU College Senior VP

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Mark Prasuhn named as CMU College Senior VP

Toronto, ON (December 7, 2016) – CMU College of Makeup Art & Design, North America’s leader in professional makeup art and design education is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Prasuhn as Senior VP, Operations & Strategic Partnerships. 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 television channel and digital media 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. 

Prasuhn, who will take up his new role at the beginning of January 2017, said “I’m very pleased, honoured and excited to be joining CMU College, which is extremely well positioned to meet the growing demand in the creative industries for highly trained makeup and digital F/X artists and craftspeople. With film and television production at an all time high in Canada and dramatic growth in the digital media and gaming sectors, this is a time of great opportunity for CMU and its students.”

For over 30 years, CMU College has provided training in character design and makeup artistry, preparing graduates to work in the entertainment industry. This year, CMU was proud to announce a groundbreaking new program, Digital Effects: Creature & Character Design, which is housed in a second, recently opened campus in downtown Toronto. This exciting addition to the CMU core programming allows students to learn from the experts to conceptualize creatures and characters in physical and digital form for film, television, gaming, animation, 3D printing and more.

CMU faculty and staff look forward to Mark Prasuhn’s leadership at this exciting time of growth and innovation.

About CMU College of Makeup Art & Design                                                                          CMU College of Makeup Art & Design is committed to providing unparalleled training for the next generation of makeup artists worldwide. The college is housed in the historic Old Fire Hall at 110 Lombard Street in downtown Toronto. Built in 1886 and considered one of the city’s major historical jewels, the Old Fire Hall was the home of the legendary Second City Comedy troupe from 1974-1997 and Gilda’s Club from 2001- 2011.