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Rapier Wit’s PAL/Stage and Screen Firearm Safety Course

posted on 7:46 AM, February 15, 2011

Rapier Wit’s  PAL/Stage and Screen Firearm Safety Course
(PAL - Possession and Acquisition Firearm License)

This is a ‘must’ course for actors, directors, and stage managers.  Its depth and focus on the entertainment industry make it the only one of its kind in Ontario.  For liability and safety reasons, it is best practice for all theatre companies to have a licensed PAL holder on staff if firearms or replica firearms are being used in a production.

Rapier Wit’s Possession and Acquisition License Course will give participants the opportunity to earn their firearm licenses while training in safe and effective performance techniques for stage and film.  This unique course takes three days to complete with over twenty hours of training and testing in non-restricted, restricted firearms, and prohibited devices. 

The workshop takes place at Rapier Wit studio in Toronto

Class dates are:

Saturday March 19 and Sunday March 20    9 AM – 7 PM
Saturday April 2 and Sunday April 3    9 AM – 7 PM

With practical day
Sunday April 10 10 AM – 3 PM

$516.33 (includes HST)*
$392.03 for members of Rapier Wit, FDC, ACTRA, Equity, CITT and IATSE
if paid in full before Monday March 7th

PAL portion taught and examined by Canadian Firearms Safety Course Instructor  Kostas Kapothanasis  Stage and Screen practical course taught on the third day by FDC  Fight Master Daniel Levinson – Times and instructors subject to change

Tuition covers:

  • Non-restricted firearm textbook, training and testing
  • Restricted firearm textbook, training and testing
  • Stage and screen combat-specific topics: safety, aesthetics, choices in blank ammunition, experience firing various blank firearms both long arms as well as handguns, and instruction in stage and screen combat performance scenarios.  Twenty hours over the three days of the workshop
  • Space is limited. A $100 non-refundable deposit is needed to hold a space.

*There is an additional $80 that must be paid directly to the Canadian Government for the Possession and Acquisition License. Instructions for paying this fee will be given during the course.

For more information, or to book classes, please contact Daniel Levinson

at (416) 534-1947 


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