Many parents and guardians play a managerial role for children of all ages (3 to 33 and beyond) who take their dance, acting, music, and/or other artistic careers very seriously.
This workshop will provide helpful information from experts in acting, music, dance, and entertainment law, who have ideas, stories and tips to share with parent managers of children in any or all artistic disciplines.
The Expert Speakers:
Acting – Ilona Smyth manages Smyth Casting – http://smythcasting.com
Music – Jason manages Artist Alliance Company – https://artistalliance.ca
Dance – Gail MacMurray manages Elite Dance Studio – https://elitedancestudio.ca
Law – Byron Pascoe is an entertainment lawyer with Edwards PC, Creative Law – https://edwardslaw.ca
How to buy tickets? Email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll send you an invoice with a link to pay by credit card, PayPal or e-transfer. You can also pay using debit at Artist Alliance Company.
Ilona Smyth is a Canadian Screen Award nominated casting director, producer and coach. She’s cast over 80 feature films, 4 primetime series, and many national ads. She works worldwide, casting out of many countries. Actors she privately coaches are working actors in series and features shooting worldwide.
Jason Wilkinson has been in the music industry for 25 years. His wealth of knowledge stems from record deals with Island/Def Jam Records and U.S based EO Records plus distribution deals with Warner, Universal and Sony. His years of writing, producing, recording, radio play, movie and television, touring, promotions and business development lead him to open the artist development company Artist Alliance in the Byward Market, Ottawa.
Gail MacMurray is the Director, Costume Designer and Choreographer of Elite Dance Studio with 50 years of experience. Gail is a “hands on” director overseeing every aspect of the recreational and competitive programs. Under Gail’s expert direction, Elite Dance Studio has grown to become one of the most reputable dance studios in Ottawa.
Byron Pascoe is an Ottawa-based entertainment lawyer, working with musicians, Film/TV producers, and other artistic professionals across Canada. Byron is a former TV producer, and is a board member of various arts organizations in Ottawa.