Our Board

The Academy operates in accordance with our national by-laws and mandates set by our Board of Directors and voted on by our voting members.

Board of Directors

John Young

Academy Chair

CEO, Boat Rocker Media

Anne Marie La Traverse

Academy Vice Chair
Producer, Pink Sky Entertainment

Anita McOuat, CA, CPA

Academy Treasurer

Partner, PwC

Thomas Santram

Academy Secretary
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Cineplex

Martin Katz

Immediate Past Chair
President, Prospero Pictures

Neishaw Ali

President/Executive Producer, SPIN VFX

Maxine Bailey

Paul Bronfman

Chairman/CEO, Comweb Corp. and William F. White International Inc.

Don Carmody

President & Producer, Don Carmody Productions

Tracey Deer

Creator / Director / Writer / Executive Producer

Jennifer Dettman

Executive Director, Unscripted Content, CBC

Jonas Diamond

Executive Producer / CEO, Smiley Guy Studios / iThentic

Anne Fitzgerald

Chief Legal Officer, Cineplex Inc.

Jocelyn Hamilton

President, Canada, Television, Entertainment One

Scott Henderson

Vice-President, Communications, Bell Media

Matthew McGlynn

Vice President, Brand Marketing – RBC

Noah Segal

Co-President, Elevation Pictures

Mark Slone

President, Pacific Northwest Pictures

Rules and Regulations 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
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
Jason Ryle
Artistic + Managing Director, ImagineNATIVE
Noah Segal
Co-President, Elevation Pictures Corp
Marc Séguin
Senior Vice-President, Policy, CMPA
Mark Slone
President, SloneSoup Inc.
Robin Smith
President, KinoSmith
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
Danielle Audette
Senior Manager of Programming, APTN
Mike Bickerton
Independent Producer
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
Vice-President, Communications, Bell Media
Martin Katz
Producer, Prospero Pictures / Chair, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
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
Noora Abu Eitah
Executive Producer, Secret Location
Carly Beath
Program Director, Interactive Ontario
Meagan Byrne
Digital + Interactive Coordinator, imagineNATIVE
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
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
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
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
Karyn Pugliese
Executive Director of News & Current Affairs, APTN
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