Launched in 2016, the Directors Guild of Canada is pleased to present a series of Master Classes in partnership with VIFF. The DGC Master Class Series features multiple award-winning speakers from some of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed films and TV shows. The year-round sessions are designed to educate and inspire everyone from established to emerging directors, screenwriters and producers. Plus: the sessions are also open to the general public.
Following the success of our first Master Class with Adam Arkin, we are thrilled to announce our next guest speaker, award-winning director RACHEL TALALAY. With a career that spans over 25 years, her TV directing credits include Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, and Doctor Who to name but a few. In 2014, Rachel became the first American and seventh woman to direct Doctor Who and was responsible for the last two season finales. This year, she became the first female director of the hit BBC series Sherlock, directing the first episode of the forthcoming fourth season. Rachel is also known for the cult classics Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmareand Tank Girl.
Hosted by AMANDA TAPPING, actress, producer, and director best known for her award-winning roles on Stargate: SG-1,Stargate: Atlantis,Stargate: Universe, and Sanctuary. Amanda’s directing credits include the TV shows Continuum, Dark Matter, and;Van Helsing, among many others. This year she will also be directing Travelers for Netflix and Chris Haddock’s Romeo Section.
Join us for a fascinating Master Class with Rachel on July 9th as she delves into the experiences from her diverse and remarkable career.
A sneak preview of Rachel’s latest feature, On the Farm will be screened at VIFF Vancity Theatre on July 17 followed by a panel discussion on the important themes raised by the film.