Author: Kenji Maeda

Kenji is the President & CEO of Production Heads Network Inc, which runs both ProductionHeads.com and VancouverActorsGuide.com. He is passionate about youth engagement and community development and has experience facilitating more than 300 presentations to youth and adults. The session topics have ranged from sexual health, experiential and participatory education methods, group facilitation, and capacity building. Kenji is also an actor, an Associate Producer with Boca del Lupo Theatre, and sits on the Board of Directors for the DOXA Documentary Film Festival.

Let the CRA help you get ready for your close-up!

February 28, 2015
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Editors note: This article was prepared by the Canada Revenue Agency. From Robert Pattinson vamping it up on the Vancouver set of Twilight, to Catherine Zeta-Jones showcasing her best jazz hands on Toronto’s Chicago soundstage, to the remote Newfoundland backdrop punctuating Kevin Spacey’s portrayal of a columnist in The Shipping News, some of Hollywood’s biggest […]

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The Importance of Equality

March 11, 2013
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I’m sure as you probably knew last Friday was International Women’s Day, a day when we remember the fact that it’s the responsibility for all of us to advocate and show equal respect to women in our personal and professional lives.  The film & TV industry is one of those places where there is still […]

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Background Performer update from Background Agents and UBCP

March 4, 2013
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I’ve talked to many actors and those in the industry who work with actors who don’t know much about what’s been happening lately. It seems to be kinda hidden, to some.  From the actors I’ve talked to, it seems as if those who are represented by a background agent, or are a UBCP member will […]

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Week in Review | Feb 25 2013

February 25, 2013
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I didn’t watch the Oscars last night. Did you? All the buzz I was getting through Twitter and friends early in the night surrounded two key topics: “Are we watching the Oscars or the Tony Awards?” and “Seth MacFarlane is sexist .” But by the time the end of the night hit, I was glad […]

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PuSh Festival: Three Reasons To Attend

January 17, 2013
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The 9th Annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival kicked off on Monday, January 14, 2013 at the opening gala. The evening was hosted by Juno award-winning musician Dan Mangan and CTV News anchor Mi-Jung Lee in Club 560 on Seymour Street. The evening was attended by what seemed to be most of Vancouver’s theatre community […]

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Crazy8s Raises the Bar for Local Filmmakers

January 9, 2013
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The six teams who will soon be relatively sleepless on an 8-day production schedule have been announced.  Crazy8s, now in its 14th year, has helped put the spotlight on local emerging filmmakers to advance their careers, including Zach Lipovsky, whose 2005 Crazy8s film, Crazy Late, helped him secure a spot on the Steven Spielberg TV […]

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The Government Inspector at Studio 58

November 19, 2012
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Jordan Jenkins (Bobchinsky), Stephanie Izsak (Anna Andreyevna), and Dallas Sauer (Dobchinsky) in The Government Inspector at Studio 58, Langara College. Photo by David Cooper.   There’s a reason why Studio 58 at Langara College is touted as one of the leading institutions for training the next generation of theatre artists.  After attending the opening night […]

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Interview with Claire Danes, Emmy Rossum, January Jones, Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick and Mireille Enos

September 17, 2012
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A compelling interview with six established dramatic actresses: Claire Danes (Homeland, Romeo + Juliet), Emmy Rossum (Shameless, The Day After Tomorrow), January Jones (Mad Men), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), and Mireille Enos (The Killing, Big Love).

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