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 professionals, 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

Academy 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

Solange Attwood

EVP, Blue Ant International

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Tracey Deer

Creator / Director / Writer / Executive Producer

Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC

Andréa Grau

Founder & Owner of Touchwood PR

Jocelyn Hamilton

President, Canada, Television, Entertainment One

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Jennifer Hollyer

President of the Jennifer Hollyer Agency

Stephan James

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

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Producer, Actress

Anne Marie La Traverse

President and Executive Producer, Pink Sky Entertainment

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Jennifer Twiner McCarron

CEO, Thunderbird Entertainment Group

Noah Segal

Co-President, Elevation Pictures

Lindsey Scully

Head of PR, Netflix Canada

Justin Stockman

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

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Rules Committees.