By Posted on: Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

Reading the Room: the Ethics of Pitching – Carol Whiteman and Garwin Sanford


Carol Whiteman

is a respected moderator, guest speaker, facilitator and professional coach. A two-time Governor General Award-nominee and multiple award-winner for promoting women’s equality and advancing talent in Canada’s screen-based media industry, Carol is a co-creator of the internationally respected Women in the Director’s Chair (WIDC) program. A founding member, President and CEO of Creative Women Workshops Association (CWWA), she has produced over 150 short films through WIDC since its inception in 1997. Carol is a graduate of the Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program, and is currently undertaking her doctorate in Education in Transformational Change at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia.


Garwin Sanford

is one of the most successful Canadian actors emanating from the highly respected acting program of Langara College’s Studio 58. Cast in hundreds of projects including recurring roles in over 15 television series, such as Stargate SG1, Stargate Atlantic and Hawkeye, Garwin has been nominated four times for Best Actor. Garwin co-created the Langara College Film Arts program with writer/producer Alyson Drysdale in 2003. Since then, Garwin has juggled his acting career while heading the LCFA Acting Stream; executive producing over 60 short films since the program’s inception. In 2009, Garwin started directing short films and in 2010 he directed his first feature, Rain Down.

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