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Meet the Recruiters! (Students / New-to-Industry)
NOTE: we will begin at 7:30 PM sharp. This event will be primarily aimed at people that are either new to the industry, or just out of school, or still in school looking for jobs on graduation. The biggest focus on this event will be what recruiters and studios look for in a demo reel, what experience they should have, and what the studios do. Recruiter Panel Topics: • How to get into the industry • What recruiters look for in a demo reel • How to stand out • How to find a niche • New software to keep on top of • Tips from recruiters - events you should attend • Five year forecast for the industry Why should you attend this panel? • You are looking a job • You just graduated from school • You are about to graduate, and want to see what’s out there • Because you want to be a rockstar in the industry! Panel will be facilitated by Nick Romick Nick Romick is the Production Manager at 'The Vault' VFX Incubator. He originally founded the VCGA (Vancouver Computer Graphics Association) ( in 2012 with the goal of bringing together the Vancouver Visual Effects, Film and Video Game Industry by offering social networking, training and open-source projects. In 2013, Nick launched VCGA’s first open-movie project, entitled “Galactic Battles (”, which is a collaborative visual effects film that depicts many existing sci-fi franchises. The project is due to be released in December 2018. Recruiter Panel Biographies Rosie Galvin, Senior Recruiter Sony Pictures Imageworks Rosie Galvin is a Senior Recruiter at Sony Pictures Imageworks. She has been with Sony for 8 years now and made the transition from their Culver City office to the new Vancouver headquarters in 2014. This is Rosie's 16th year in the VFX and Animation industry, with prior experience at studios like Lucasfilm(ILM), ImageMovers Digital, and Omation Studios. Her primary focus is on hiring for the back of the pipeline, such as Lighting TDs, Compositors, FX TDs and more. Roula Lainas, Producer, Talent & Brand Zoic Studios As Producer for Talent and Brand at Zoic Studios, Roula Lainas has been overseeing and guiding Recruitment Marketing efforts for the Vancouver location since 2012. With 20 years’ of VFX and film experience, her flair for nurturing relationships with artists from all parts of the globe is what she cherishes most about the visual effects industry. Her unique and organic approach to drawing people together, along with her marketing background, and in-depth knowledge of the VFX pipeline, has found a perfect match in recruitment and talent management. Sarah Anderson, Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor Bardel Entertainment Inc. From recruiting at smaller boutique studios like Goldtooth Creative, to larger studios like DHX, Sarah Anderson brings 5 years of animation and VFX experience with her to her role as Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor at Bardel. Having gained experience staffing 2D & 3D productions for both feature films and TV series, Sarah is passionate about hiring software engineers and developers for the the pipeline and development teams. Laurent Verret, Lead Recruiter Digital Domain Laurent is the Lead Recruiter and he's responsible for overseeing recruitment efforts for all disciplines. He has over 7 years of recruitment experience. Originally from Montreal, Laurent is passionate about building a strong network of artists from all over the globe. His recent focus has been recruiting for live-action projects such as Avengers: Infinity War, Ready Player One and Thor: Ragnarok.


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