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BLACK MARKET: Behind the scenes - is diversity in the dark? (In French)
BEHIND THE SCENES - IS DIVERSITY IN THE DARK?
The industry is becoming more and more aware of the lack of representation of cultural communities in many film professions. This conference will examine the controversy of the film Black Panther, which made noise in the Quebec film industry, by raising the issue of the drastic lack of diversity in Film Voice Over and Dubbing. We will thoroughly discuss the various film professions that are still inaccessible to cultural minorities. What are the solutions?
THIS CONFERENCE IS MOSTLY CONDUCTED IN FRENCH
Julie Barbeau - Actress, radio host Moderator
Manuel Tadros: Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Voice Over Actor
Manuel Tadros is a Quebec-based singer-songwriter and actor of Egyptian origin. He began his career as a singer in the late 1970s. He then began composing songs for Quebec artists such as Roch Voisine, Nicole Martin, Patrick Norman, Natasha St-Pier, Cirque du Soleil (Alegria) and Julie Masse, for whom he wrote the SOCAN classic "C'est zéro" along with ten other successes.In 1995, he began his acting career on television in series such as Omertà I, II and III. Virginia, Watatatow, The Gentleman 3, Casino II, and he is currently in the series "Another Story", Boomerang and Chat with my parents. He has toured as an actor and appeared in several films in both English and French, including Tom on the farm, Laurence Anyways, Human Trafficking, X-Men Apocalypse and a dozen others. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846330/He is a professional Voice Over Actor and trainer, for video games and cartoons. He lends his voice and his face to Rodrigo Borgia in the Ubisoft’s game Assassin's Creed and has done voice dubbing for Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, Danny Devito and a hundred others. Theater and musicals are an important part of his life. One thinks of Romeo and Juliet, Marius and Fanny, The Death of a Salesman and "Oslo" (in which he is nominated for performer AND discovery of the year 2018-19). He also hosted the Jeunesse and Pop express programs from 1982 to 1984 and magazine "Code d'accès" between 1999 and 2001. He has just finished a series of shows performing “In a Salute to Gilbert Bécaud and Aznavour” at the Casino de Montréal, which will run again in the spring of 2020. He will also be performing in the play “Lysis” under the direction of Lorraine Pintal at the TNM in April 2020. He is ambassador for the Diabète-Québec Association, the "Compagnons de Montréal" and the FIFBM and often sings at foundations that are important to him. He encourages cultural diversity in all of his struggles. Tadros has been in business for 43 years likes to say "I'm only at the beginning"
Sylvia Stewart: Stunts, Actress, Producer
Born in Montreal, Quebec to Jamaican parents and raised in Chambly, Quebec, Sylvia Stewart has contributed to local and international Film and TV productions as an actress and stuntwoman for well over 20 years. A multidisciplinary artist, Sylvia has directed her own short films, music videos and has performed on stage as a stand-up comic, singer, actress and improv performer. Sylvia is a proud member of UDA, ACTRA, SAG-AFTRA and is a voting member of the Canadian Screen Awards. She is currently serving on ACTRA Montreal council and is chair of ACTRA Montreal’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Sandra J. Mathieu: Producer, Director, Actor
After completing studies in television production and screenwriting. Sandra J. Mathieu wrote and directed a first documentary short film chronicling her first trip to Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. She then directed and scripted a short fiction film inspired by a true domestic violence experience. More recently, she created the web series Reine, which focuses on the black woman and the micro-aggressions that she suffers every day. She is currently writing the rest of her web series project and writing her first feature film.