About the Academy.

The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is the largest non-profit professional media arts organization in Canada. With a membership of more than 4,000 emerging and established industry professions, we are dedicated to developing, recognizing, celebrating, and advocating for Canadian talent in the film, television, and digital media sectors.

The Canadian Academy strives to foster industry growth, knowledge, inclusion, and mentorship through a series of professional development programs, talent activation initiatives, and networking opportunities. Aimed at creating a more equitable and diverse Canadian screen-based industry, we are committed to discovering and nurturing all levels of talent through professional training and guidance.

The Canadian Academy produces the Canadian Screen Awards, bringing together the screen-based industry annually to celebrate the country’s top talent in the film, television and digital sectors at Canadian Screen Week. In 2013, the Canadian Screen Awards were born as the result of a merger of the Academy’s Gemini and Genie Awards, which, respectively, honoured English-language television and film.

Board of Directors.

John Young

Academy Chair

CEO, Boat Rocker Media

Thomas Santram

Academy Vice Chair
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Cineplex

Anita McOuat, CA, CPA

Academy Treasurer

Partner, PwC

Scott Henderson

Secretary,
President, Henderson Communications

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Neishaw Ali

President/Executive Producer, SPIN VFX

Shamier Anderson

Actor, Partner & Co-Founder of B.L.A.C.K

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Tracey Deer

Creator / Director / Writer / Executive Producer

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Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC

Andréa Grau

Founder & Owner of Touchwood PR

Jocelyn Hamilton

President, Canada, Television, Entertainment One

Jennifer Hollyer

President of the Jennifer Hollyer Agency

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Stephan James

Actor, Partner & Co-Founder of B.L.A.C.K

Tina Keeper

Producer, Actress

Anne Marie La Traverse

President and Executive Producer, Pink Sky Entertainment

Noah Segal

Co-President, Elevation Pictures

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Justin Stockman

Vice-President, English Content Development & Programming at Bell Media

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Rules Committees.

Tom Alexander
Director, Theatrical Releasing, Mongrel Media
Hans Engel
Representative, Directors Guild of Canada
Natalia Escobar
Representative, Writers Guild of Canada
David Gale
National Council Executive, ACTRA
Steve Gravestock
Senior Programmer, TIFF
Emmanuelle Heroux
Director, Phi Films, Centre Phi
Naomi Johnson
Executive Director, imagineNATIVE
Martin Katz
Founder and President, Prospero Pictures
Peggy Kyriakidou
President, NABET 700
Joanna Miles
SVP, Theatrical Marketing, eOne Films
Julia Neville
International Representative, IATSE
Christina Piovesan
Producer/President, First Generation Films
Noah Segal
Co-President, Elevation Pictures Corp
Marc Séguin
Senior Vice-President, Policy, CMPA
Mark Slone
President, SloneSoup Inc.
Robin Smith
President, KinoSmith
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Jennifer Baichwal
Filmmaker, Mercury Films
Ed Barreveld
Chief Executive Officer, Storyline Entertainment
Caroline Christie
Documentary Editor
Nick de Pencier
DOP/Filmmaker, Mercury Films
Judy Holm
Owner, Markham Street Films
Robert Lang
Producer/President, Kensington Communications
Chris McDonald
President, Hot Docs
Robin Smith
CEO, KinoSmith
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Danielle Audette
Senior Manager of Programming, APTN
Marla Boltman
VP, Business & Legal Affairs, Halfire Entertainment
Judy Chun
Legal Consultant, Canada Media Fund
Jennifer Dettman
Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC
Marcia Douglas
Director, Business Affairs & Digital Initiatives, Canadian Media Production Association
Natalia Escobar
Representative, Writers Guild of Canada
Hans Engel
Representative, Directors Guild of Canada
David Gale
Councillor, ACTRA National
Scott Henderson
President, Henderson Communications
Martin Katz
Producer, Prospero Pictures
Anne Marie La Traverse
Producer, Pink Sky Entertainment
Robert Lang
President, Kensington Communications
Kathleen Meek
Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual, Corus Entertainment
Julia Neville
International Representative, IATSE
Nataline Rodrigues
Director of Original Programming, Rogers Media
Peggy Kyriakidou
President, NABET 700
Gina Vanni
VP, Finance & Production, Take 5 Productions
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Noora Abu Eitah
Executive Producer, Secret Location
Vanessa Case
SVP, Studio, VICE Canada
Jonas Diamond
Executive Producer, Smiley Guy Studios
Marcia Douglas
Director, Business Affairs & Digital Initiatives, Canadian Media Production Association
Zach Feldberg
Executive in Charge of Production, Digital Originals, CBC
Kim Gibson
Consultant, Industry Initiatives (Interactive Digital Media), OMDC
Evan Jones
Creative Director/Producer, Stitch Media
Élise Labbé
Head, Festivals and Audience Development, National Film Board of Canada
Davin Lengyel
Founder/Producer, Space Mop
Sara McLaren
Director, Publicity, Bell Media
Jessica McLaughlin
Director, Interactive Digital Media, TVO
Laura Mingail
Founder, Archetypes & Effects
Blair Powers
Partner, Producer and Online Creative Director, Sinking Ship Entertainment
Jennie Robinson Faber
Executive Director, Dames Making Games
Jarrett Sherman
President, Exec. Producer, Digital Media Strategist, Digital Howard
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Dave Budge
Vice President, News & Information - Television, Rogers Media
Nicole Durrant
Festival Coordinator, CBC
Scott Henderson
VP, Communications, Bell Media
Anton Koschany
Executive Producer, W5
Cheryl McKenzie
Executive Producer, News & Current Affairs, APTN
Mark Mietkiewicz
Senior Manager, CBC News
Jeff Pearlman
Executive Producer, CBC Sports
David Tredgett
Executive Producer, Sportsnet
Josh Visser
Editor-in-Chief, VICE Canada
Ken Volden
VP, Exec. Producer, News and Studio Production, Bell Media
Ron Waksman
Senior Director, Global News
John Young
CEO, Boat Rocker Media / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television