#TBT to our Previous Lifetime Achievement Recipients

Throw Back Thursday - 2019 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Dean Balser, CCE

In 1988 Dean Balser, a longtime staff editor at CFTO-TV / Glen-Warren Productions in Toronto,  left his full time position to pursue a freelance career. At the time, Dean had a long-standing relationship with Grosso-Jacobson Entertainment in New York through their successful collaboration on the highly acclaimed series "Night Heat", the first Canadian series to be broad.... Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2018 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Steve Weslak, CCE

Starting his career in 1970, Steve remembers that working in the tiny film community of the era felt more like being in a garage rock band, rather than the mature industry that we have today. Almost five decades later he is still a vital part of the documentary scene, editing feature docs for... Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2017 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Mairin Wilkinson, CCE

Mairin (also known as Mo) was born in England and came to Canada in 1969 with her young family.   She studied film in the Faculty of Fine Arts at York University and then worked professionally in the burgeoning film and television industry as a picture editor, story editor, post producti...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2016 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Roushell Goldstein, CCE

Roushell was born and raised in Ottawa, Canada, received her BA from Carleton University, and immediately left Ottawa on her “Grand Tour” of Europe.  She ended her tour in Israel where she settled in the city of Jerusalem with an offer to work at the newly established Israeli Tele... Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2015 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Alan Collins, CCE

Alan Collins was born in India and grew up in the UK where he studied Drama and Film at Bristol University. In the late 1960’s, Alan was hired by Roger Corman as an Assistant Editor on the World War 1 feature Von Richthofen and Brown. He was later promoted to co-editor of Von Richthofen and B...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2014 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Debra Karen, CCE

Debra Karen became interested in film when she took an elective course in Cinema at Dawson College in Montreal which was taught by Larry Kent.  She enrolled in Communication Arts at Loyola College and after her first year, was hired as a second assistant editor to work at Cinepix on their prod...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2013 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Ralph Brunjes, CCE

Ralph Brunjes, CCE, started his career at the CBC in the 60s, coming up through the ranks as an assistant editor, sound editor and film editor on groundbreaking dramas and documentaries such as Wojeck, The Whiteoaks of Jalna, The Nature of Things and This Land of Ours. He was promoted to Editor in ...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2013 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Rik Morden, CCE

1947-2010 Rik Morden grew up in Hamilton, Ontario and discovered an interest in painting early on. He combined this interest with his passion for storytelling and quickly became an editor hailed for precision, artistry and creativity. Throughout his 35-year career Rik edited feature films, corporate...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2012 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Ron Wisman Sr, CCE

Ron Wisman, CCE. has been an integral component of the Canadian editing community for over 40 years. Ron has an impressive resume of 89 titles with almost half being Movies of the Week; The Violin, one of the first films that he cut, was nominated for an Academy Award... Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2011 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Werner Nold, CCE

Werner Nold CM is a Quebec film editor. In 1984, he was named a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2010, he received the Prix Albert-Tessier from the government of Quebec for his contributions to the cinema of Quebec. Over a 35-year career at the National Film Board of Canada, Nold worked on approx...Continue Reading


Throw Back Thursday - 2011 Lifetime Achievement Recipient Tom Daly, CCE

1918-2011 Tom Daly was born on April 25, 1918 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was a producer and editor, known for City of Gold (1957), Universe (1960) and Very Nice, Very Nice (1961). He died on September 18, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec,...Continue Reading