Communication Studies Distinguished Alumni Series: Don Carmody
‘Communication studies ignited my spark for film and storytelling.’
Award-winning film producer Don Carmody speaks about his career April 5
In a career spanning more than four decades, Don Carmody (BA COMS 1972) has had a hand in the production of over 100 feature films. He brings his expertise and insight to the Distinguished Alumni Series Thursday, April 5 in a conversation with journalist and fellow Concordia Communication Studies graduate Brendan Kelly (MA Media Studies 1992, the Montreal Gazette, CBC’s Daybreak) about the ever-changing factors involved in film and television production in Canada.
“So much has changed and continues to change almost daily in the world of entertainment,” says Carmody. “Keeping up with it all is something that continues to invigorate, amuse, and inspire me. I am greatly looking forward to seeing what has transpired over the years [at Concordia] and to meeting with the latest crop of aspiring trouble-makers!”
Carmody’s credits include Chicago (2002), 54 (1998), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as the Canadian classics Meatballs (1979) and Porky’s (1981). He has collaborated with Canadian film legends David Cronenberg and Ivan Reitman and co-produced Denis Villeneuve’s Polytechnique (2009), which won nine Genie Awards and five Jutras. His recent productions include the sequel to his hit film Silent Hill, as well as the fifth installment of his Resident Evil franchise. Among other awards, he is a nine-time winner of the Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television’s Golden Screen Award, which honours the highest grossing Canadian Feature Film.
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