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Members Lounge 2021: Academy, CMPA & DGC Ontario Members

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Join the screen industry's boldest leaders and creators at this year's Members Lounge conference, with panels, networking sessions and Q&As.

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For public tickets and RSVP, please register HERE.

Join us from Monday, May 10th to Friday, May 14th at the 2021 Members Lounge, featuring free interactive panels where screen veterans and vanguards share their top takeaways from the past year of innovation and reinvention.

This year's Members Lounge invites the industry to celebrate and learn from our boldest leaders that are paving the way, seizing opportunity, and moving forward with integrity, diversity, and authenticity.

For full schedule details, including panel descriptions and guest bios, visit the Members Lounge website.

Panels are free for all members of the Academy, CMPA, and DGC Ontario. Attendance to all panels is included when you RSVP for a Lounge Pass. Panels include:

  • The Future of Entertainment: Creating Content that Resonates (Presented by Boat Rocker Media)
  • Home Team Advantage: Fostering a Canadian Talent Ecosystem (Presented by Canadian Media Producers Association)
  • Peer to Peer: Short Form Content Development from Starting Line to Awards Stage (Presented with the participation of the Independent Production Fund)
  • A Tapestry of Voices Rises Up: Representation in the Writers' Room (Presented by Bell Media)
  • A New Era: Celebrating New Canadian Series & Their Directors (Presented by Directors Guild of Canada in Ontario)
  • The Art of Con/Destruction: Sustainability and Circularity On Set (Presented by William F. White International Inc.)
  • Technology on the Rise: Virtual Production (Presented by William F. White International Inc.)

Networking sessions are limited capacity and require pre-registration. Waitlists are available.

  • Wednesday, May 12, 2:00 PM ET: Presented by NABET 700-M UNIFOR
  • Friday, May 14, 2:00 PM ET: Presented by William F. White International Inc.

Don't miss the Filmmaker Q&As for the 2021 Canadian Screen Award Best Picture nominees! Where indicated by a *, limited capacity online screening windows are offered and will start 48 hours before the Q&A.

Screenings are exclusive to members of the Academy, CMPA, and DGC Ontario and require pre-registration. Q&As are included when you RSVP for a Lounge Pass.

  • Q&A with Beans* with Director Tracey Deer - Monday, May 10, 7:00 PM ET
  • Q&A with Funny Boy with Director Deepa Mehta - Tuesday, May 11, 7:00 PM ET
  • Q&A with Nadia, Butterfly* with Director Pascal Plante - Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 PM ET
  • Q&A with The Nest* with Director Sean Durkin - Thursday, May 13, 7:00 PM ET
  • Q&A with Underground | Souterrain* with Director Sophie Dupuis - Friday, May 14, 7:00 PM ET
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