LIFT OUT LOUD: February 5 - Guest Moderator Andrew Barnsley

Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) presents

A Bi-Monthly Screenplay Reading Series With Guest Moderator
TV Pilot for discussion

*** New Location ***
The Ossington

61 Ossington Avenue (north of Queen Street West)


Dance Hall Row written by Dan Falk
In the early days of the Klondike Gold Rush, the rapacious Wanda Gerber's Saloon starts to fall apart thanks to the unruliness of her employees, the machinations of her rivals, and her own gambling addiction. But Wanda's fortunes turn around at the arrival of a new dancehall girl—the naive but determined Livvy Simons.
Andrew Barnsley is a Gemini-nominated Executive Producer at Project 10 Productions Inc., an international award winning production company committed to producing world-class programming. He is a member of the CMPA and holds an M.A. in Communications and Culture from Ryerson and York Universities, a B.A.A. from Ryerson’s Radio and Television Arts Program and a B.Ed from St. Thomas University. Andrew Barnsley is currently the Executive producer on the CTV/Bell Media 13 x 1/2 hour television series Spun Out starring Dave Foley and the TMN/Movie CEntral 6 x 1/2 hour documentary series Sports On Fire. For over then years, Andrew has produced television series across multiple genres, one-off documentaries and a number of live concert specials.

Writer Dan Falk is a Toronto based writer and actor. As an actor he has appeared in theatres across Canada from CanadianStage in Toronto, to the Jubilee Theatre in PEI, to a Gambling Hall in Dawson City, Yukon where he drew the inspiration from this pilot. As a writer, he has contributed to a number of humour publications including a regular column about touring children's theatre for McSweeney's. In 2007 he self-produced his co-written musical Funny Business, which went on to run for five months in Toronto and has since been produced at theatres across the world.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
The Ossington
61 Ossington Avenue
Toronto, ON