WILLIAM F. WHITE COFFEE CHAT

July 19, 2022, 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Getting Into the Industry with Katannya “Kat” Yee from Creative BC. Moderated by Amanda Prasow. 

Zoom meeting format

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Creative Pathways is a new online hub developed by B.C.’s motion picture industry for people seeking access to dynamic careers in Above-the-line, Below-the-line, Animation, VFX, Post Production and Film Adjacent sectors, with distinct equity streams for people from underrepresented communities. Join in to discover resources and opportunities through Creative Pathways that can help you navigate, start and further your career in the motion picture industry.

 

Katannya “Kat” Yee

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Katannya “Kat” Yee is the Creative Pathways Program Lead, having joined Creative BC from ICG 669, the International Cinematographers Guild. There, for close to seven years, she designed, developed and ran the successful Camera Trainee Program and managed all aspects of membership for the 1000+ member organization. Representing ICG 669 at career fairs and trade events, Kat collaborated with other unions, guilds and stakeholders, and delivered guest speaker sessions to post-secondary schools. Each year she dispatched over 90 active camera trainees across Western Canada to feature film and TV productions, and problem-solved through their internships, including finding the right opportunity and partnership. Additionally, Kat ran and organized the union’s flagship “boot camp” course in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg each year including ensuring all materials were current with industry standards and protocols. Prior experience includes five years at the BC Sports Hall of Fame as the graphic designer and guest services manager. She holds a degree from UBC in Psychology and Film Studies.

 

Amanda Prasow 

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Amanda Prasow is a Canadian-American actor and filmmaker.

Born in New Jersey, Amanda relocated to Toronto as a child. With classical theatre training from the University of Toronto, she also studied dance theatre at Lancaster University in England.

Upon moving to New York City, Amanda honed her nuanced portrayals of quirky, larger-than-life characters on Off-Off-Broadway stages (Target Margin, Articulate Theatre), studied and performed improv at The PIT and a variety of sticky basements, and began producing and writing herself into her own offbeat comedy films (Mark and Anna's, Bestie).

Relocating to Vancouver to focus on acting for film and television, Amanda accidentally ended up doing a surprising amount of theatre, including Arsenic and Old Lace (Royal Canadian Theatre Company), Democracy: A Short Farce (Vancouver Fringe Festival), and Speakeasy Theatre's Pull Festival. She appears in Season 3 of ABC's A Million Little Things.

Amanda returns to New York frequently with her bicoastal production company, Nakavika Films, and loves following her films to festivals around the world.