International Day Of Happiness!

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Did you know that today is International Day of Happiness? This wonderful initiative, albeit too short, encourages people to connect with each other in person or online. Let’s face it: Many of us don’t take enough time in our daily lives to focus on these kinds of interactions with the world around us, so we wanted to make sure we took advantage of today, and every day, to make these kinds of connections!

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Acting Students Meet VP of Casting at Fox Broadcasting Company

From Left to right: Allyson Leet, Seth Yanklewitz, Michael Lazarovitch, and Jennifer Clement.

A few weeks ago, Acting for Film & Television and Acting Essentials students gathered for a Q&A with Seth Yanklewitz, Vice President of Casting at the Fox Broadcasting Company. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Yanklewitz currently oversees casting for Emmy Award-nominated New Girl, as well as GothamThe FollowingRed Band Society, and Sleepy Hollow.

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Writing Grad Performs in TO Sketch Comedy Festival

Photo Credit: Liz Beddall

You know those people who are inherently funny? Nicky Nasrallah is one of those people.

Shortly after graduating from the Writing for Film & Television program at VFS, Nicky began his journey into the world of comedy as a performer, producer, and writer. Starting out in theatre and then finding his niche through classes at Second City‘s Conservatory Program, the Ottawa native has been making a “serious” impact on the Toronto scene. Currently, you can catch him performing in the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival with his critically acclaimed troupe Panacea! on March 11 & 12 at The Theatre Centre. Nicky is in fine company, as SNL‘s Kate McKinnon headlines the event. So, you know, if you like hilarious things you should probably go check it out…

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Our Trip to Science World

Photo Credit: Megan Schmidt

As you may or may not know, Vancouver Film School is presenting an Animation exhibit at Science World running until Sunday, April 26. Science World describes the exhibit as being an immersive experience and a lot of fun:

Explore how art, math, science and technology come together in the exciting world of animation. In Animation’s stimulating and fun environment, visitors will explore the process of animation from concept to finished product—from storyboarding, character design and drawing techniques to movement, timing, filming and sound. Larger-than-life graphics of popular Cartoon Network characters provide a colourful backdrop to the exhibition, which also explores the history of animation and features a screening room and a cartoon museum.

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Darla Edin Continues to Impress on Face Off

Photo Credit: FaceOff/Syfy.com

If you haven’t been watching season 8 of Face Off, well, why not?! It’s really one of the most thrilling and creative reality series out there. These contestants are incredibly gifted makeup artists with plenty of opportunities to shine, but our favorite has always been Darla Edin, a Makeup for Film & Television grad that is killing it on the show.

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