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Alicia Fletcher

Toronto
ON
aliciamariefletcher@gmail.com
Formats
all formats
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, talent clearances, licensing, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, history - military, biography, geography, popular culture, arts culture, nature, music
Languages
English
About My Work
I am media archivist, post-secondary instructor, and digital archives specialist with over 5 years experience in the field of still and audiovisual collections. From 2012 to 2016, I served as Digital Coordinator for the Toronto International Film Festival and often consulted on visual research and clearances for a variety of projects, including exhibitions and publications. I assisted in the clearing of rights (stills, footage, talent) for the David Cronenberg Project, which included securing world and Canadian rights for an internationally touring exhibition, as well as coordinating clearances and visual research for an online virtual museum (Virtual Museums of Canada).

Amy Mayor

Toronto
ON

Ana Paula Castillo Mendez

Company / Compagnie: Rezolution Pictures Inc.
Montreal
Quebec (QC)
anapcastillo91@gmail.com
Formats
documentary
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, music clearances, licensing
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, popular culture, arts culture, music, First Nations issues
Languages
English, French, Spanish, Italian
About My Work
I have worked with Rezolution Pictures for the past 2 years. Since the beginning I had been involved in researching, clearing and licensing archives for all of our productions, both TV and Film. Amongst them are: The Oka Legacy - CBC documentary Working It Out Together Season 3 - APTN documentary series Indians + Aliens Season 2 - APTN documentary series RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World - Independent feature documentary winner of the Masterful Storytelling Award in Documentary at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival Dreamcatcher Bios - APTN documentary series

Leslie Aroon Walsh

Halifax
Nova Scotia
aroonresearch@gmail.com
Formats
documentary, factual series, publishing, museum exhibitions, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, talent clearances, licensing, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - American, history - European, history - military, biography, geography, science - environment, popular culture, arts culture, nature, music, social studies
Languages
English
About My Work
I have been a visual researcher for more than 15 years. In that time I have handled the research, clearance and licensing of still and motion film for independent productions, large scale archives, publications and museum exhibitions. I am also a skilled associate/coordinating producer and interviewer. The following are some of my most notable achievements in the field. Visual researcher/coordinating producer for the travelling science based museum exhibition, Bug Lab, produced by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, 2016 -2017. Image researcher for award nominated children’s book, the Genius of Bugs, published by Te Papa Press, 2016. Lead image researcher for the children’s science focused televison series Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies, 2006 - 2007. Film researcher/coordinating producer of both historic and science based documentaries and educational shorts with National Geographic, 2004 – 2010; 2012 - 2015

Anita Turcotte

Toronto
ON
anita.turcotte@bell.net

Brenda Carroll

Toronto
ON
brenda.carroll@cbc.ca

Bianca Cervantes

Vancouver
BC
Formats
documentary, feature films, dramatic television, factual series, web content
Research Type
all types
Subject Areas
history - world, politics - current affairs, biography, human rights, science - environment, popular culture, arts culture, nature, crime, music, sports
Languages
English
About My Work
Hello, I have been an archival content researcher at Network Entertainment since 2010 and have worked on such documentaries as Facing Ali, I Am Bruce Lee, I Am Steve McQueen, I Am Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash American Rebel, I Am Chris Farley, The Cowboy and currently I Am John F. Kennedy Jr. I have been the lead researcher on most of these projects and handle everything from researching archival footage and photos, to clearing name and likeness rights, negotiating license fees, editorial research and fact checking and I also help source content for projects in development. I really enjoy my work at Network and plan to be here for a long time. My main areas of interest are factual programming and documentary research and I would very much like to become a member of VRSC. Thank you, Bianca

Bridgette Kelly

Toronto
Ontario
Formats
publishing, advertising, museum exhibitions, web content
Research Type
visuals - stills, visuals - footage, licensing, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, politics - current affairs, biography, geography, science - environment, popular culture, arts culture, music, social studies
Languages
English, French
About My Work
Since July 2017, I have started gaining experience as a visual researcher through my Media Researcher role at TVO on the Independent Learning Centre (ILC)'s Course Conversion Project team. Please see below for specific duties. For more information about my professional experience and educational background, please visit my webpage: https://bridgettekelly.weebly.com/ -Applies TVO General Counsel’s interpretation of the Canadian Copyright Act to limit copyright violation risk while curating robust, high quality multimedia course content. -Negotiates rates with external agencies to license or clear rights for the use of video clips, images, and stills. -Researches and obtains copyright clearance for visual material and provide general guidance to staff on copyright law and related procedures. -Gather copyright information and descriptive metadata for visual materials in a spreadsheet and prepares required documents for approval by manager. -Conducts bilingual research to curate interdisciplinary multimedia course material when Instructional Designers are unable to find suitable content for French versions of courses or require assistance completing content curation to meet course translation deadlines.

Catherine Annau

Toronto
Ontario
Formats
all formats
Research Type
all types
Languages
English, French
About My Work
I am an independent documentary filmmaker and have done visual and music rights research and clearance for two of my own films. I also write a blog on art and culture and do visual research for that as well. I met with Elizabeth Klinck and she told me about this organization and suggested that I join. Thanks so much. Catherine

Carol Elder

Toronto
Ontario
carol.elder0@gmail.com
Formats
all formats
Research Type
visuals - stills, licensing, project management, editorial research
Subject Areas
history - world, history - Canadian, history - American, history - European, history - military, politics - current affairs, food, biography, human rights, popular culture, arts culture, crime, architecture, social studies, business - law, sports, First Nations issues
Languages
English
About My Work
I have 20 years experience researching, licensing and obtaining permissions for visual images as well as experience creating and maintaining visual databases, exhibition curation and project management. Having worked at the Toronto Star for 12 years, I have particular strength researching images in the Toronto Star Photograph Archive, a photojournalism collection of over 1 million prints, now located at the Toronto Reference Library.