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29 minutes | Oct 19, 2016
Episode 9: Her Name Is - The Muff Society
The MUFF Society is a group of really rad women who hold screenings of what they call 'feminist movies', which feature and include talented women onscreen and offscreen (directors, editors, producers, cinematographers, writers, production designers, and so on). The last few movies they've screened? Legally Blonde! 9 to 5! Now and Then! Learn more about them at www.muffsociety.com/about-us At the screening of 9 to 5, which is part of a new MUFF series called Reel Girl Talk, we talked to a few MUFFS, and also participated in our first panel discussion as Her Name Is. (Very exciting, and thank you again for the invitation!) Have a listen to hear about the film industry, why it's so important to champion women onscreen and offscreen, and how it's never too late to get started on a project you're super passionate about. -Emily and Jenny Find us at www.hernameispodcast.com, on Twitter at @_hernameis and on Facebook.
38 minutes | Apr 30, 2016
Episode 7: Her Name Is Jenn Woodall
It all started with Twin Peaks. Jenn Woodall was working in film as a costume designer when she decided to submit art to Damn Fine Coffee! A Twin Peaks Fan Zine in 2012. Seeing the end product was all she needed to keep going. Jenn went on to pursue her passion for illustrating and making comic books and she hasn’t looked back since. In this episode, Jenn talks to us about her Sailor Moon obsession, how a Twin Peaks zine changed her career path, and what was going through her mind when she was contemplating a second round of university. We hope you enjoy Jenn’s story! -Emily and Jenny Check out Jenn's work at jwoodall.tumblr.com! Psst: Don’t forget to rate us on iTunes!
26 minutes | Apr 17, 2016
Episode 6: Her Name Is Tiana Feng
Tiana Feng’s life is surrounded by music. She’s the owner, editor and photographer for Canadian music website Ride the Tempo. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Music in Performance. She works in the marketing and communications department for SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada). And finally, she’s a juror for Polaris Prize, Prism Prize, JUNO Awards and FACTOR. On top of all that, Ride the Tempo hosts live shows and she teaches piano. Phew. In this episode, Tiana talks about getting a post-post-secondary education, experiencing the all-too-familiar job-hunting nightmare that most 20-somethings currently face, taking on not-so-glamourous internships, and the feeling she gets when music brings people together. We hope you enjoy Tiana’s story! -Emily and Jenny Psst: Ride the Tempo and NeXT will be presenting a killer lineup featuring Partner, PONY, Eyeballs, Pale Lips, and Pins and Needles at the Silver Dollar for Canadian Music Week on May 3 – we’ll see you there!
32 minutes | Mar 21, 2016
Episode 4: Her Name is April Etmanski
April Etmanski is a post-production pro that's been in the industry for several years now and has worked on shows such as Chopped Canada, Open Gym, Food Factory and Property Brothers (to name a few). Nowadays, it seems that many people - after graduating post-secondary - are either getting a post graduate degree or are back in school to learn a new skill. April was one of those people. In this episode, April tells us how her passion for film led to a career in post production; she describes what kind of attitude you need to be able to survive and thrive in this industry; and she stresses that, sometimes, it's necessary that you run out to get the coffee for everyone in the office. Finally, April is a dear friend of ours (we've known her since high school!) and was kind enough to be our very first interview (aka guinea pig) when we started up Her Name Is. Might we add that she's also a fine actor and you can find her in films such as We're in a Fight (2014) and the upcoming Impossible Horror. We hope you enjoy April's story! -Emily and Jenny
30 minutes | Feb 19, 2016
Episode 2: Her Name Is Pam Pilkington
You probably haven’t met Pam Pilkington but you’ve definitely noticed her work before if you’re a fan of the CBC. From radio spots to television commercials to social media videos, it’s Pam’s job as promo producer to convince you as the viewer to tune in. (Check back later to see some of her work!) However, it wasn’t a straight line to get to where she is now. In this episode Pam talks to us about the trials and tribulations she went through to get to where she is now. (Sneak peek: It involved getting fired, eccentric editors, a lot of contract work, and business owners that couldn’t pay employees.) Having been in the media industry for over 17 years, Pam offers insight on the changes she’s seen and advice on what a young creative can take away from this changing media landscape. We hope you enjoy Pam’s story (and her many voice impressions!). -Emily and Jenny
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