Interview Panelists

Whether you are an interview novice, or have a lot of experience under your belt, you will want to make sure you come out to this fantastic panel discussion with veteran interviewers Thom Ernst, Rachel West, and Andrea Subissati.

This very experienced panel will discuss interview preparation, developing a rapport, and how to draw the very best out of your subject no matter how little time to you have to do it, then they will take time to answer every question you’ve ever wanted to ask about doing a dynamite interview.

When: Saturday, November 12 at 1:30
Where: Imagine Cinemas Cartlon, 20 Carlton Street, Toronto
How Much: $5 for members and $10 for non-members


Thom Ernst

Thom was the host of TVO’s Saturday Night at the Movies for 15 years. After the show ended, he continued his work as a regular film critic and commentator on TVO’s More To Life, Studio 2, and The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He was also the on-air reviewer film for CBC’s PLAY. Thom is a frequent contributor to CBC Radio Fresh Air with Mary Ito and Karen Gordon, as well as the fill-in critic on CBC Radio Syndication and Metro Morning with Matt Galloway.

Rachel West

Rachel West holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hon.) in Film Studies from Carleton University. With a decade of experience in the film and entertainment industry, Rachel has interviewed hundreds of celebrities – from Michael Fassbender, Brie Larson, and Keanu Reeves to J.J. Abrams, Robert Downey Jr., and Miss Piggy. She is currently an Digital Producer at ET Canada.

Andrea Subissati

Andrea Subissati is a Toronto-based journalist and co-creator of The Faculty or Horror Podcast, The Black Museum lecture series and The Batcave YouTube channel. Since joining the staff of Rue Morgue Magazine in 2014, she’s conducted interviews with countless horror icons at conventions as well as in print.


Carlton Cinema is located in the heart of Downtown Toronto just east of Yonge and College. With 9 auditoriums, “The Carlton”, as it is popularly called by cinephiles, showcases a wide variety of films: Independent, Canadian, Foreign, Documentaries and even some Hollywood fare. As a fully licensed establishment, guests can purchase beer, wine or mixed drinks from the concession stand in addition to standard snack fare. The cinema is affiliated with Imagine Cinemas, which is a Canadian Exhibition Company that prides itself on great presentations and welcoming hospitality.

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