Before her return to Barbados in 1992, Penny Hynam had a 25-year career in Canada in film, television, arts administration and writing. A graduate of the University of Alberta with an Honours degree in English and Theatre, she worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and at CITY television, co-founded the documentary production company Mobius Productions, worked as a Script Reader for Telefilm Canada and as a Script Supervisor/Continuity on the set of over 40 movies and television dramas between 1975 and 1991. She was the founding Assistant Director of the Canadian Centre for Advanced Film Studies, a prestigious training school set up by Director Norman Jewison, and President for two years of Toronto Women in Film and Television.

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