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Canada Feature Film Fund Working Groups

The Canada Feature Film Fund Working Groups are made up of an English Market Group and a French Market Group, in keeping with the asymmetrical approach the Fund is taking to these two different markets. Each Working Group provides a forum for the specific views, needs, challenges and objectives of each linguistic market.

The Working Groups have a representative membership of various industry groups, unions, guilds and associations, including Telefilm Canada.

The Working Group's mandate is to provide guidance and direction to Telefilm Canada on:

  • The revision and development of the CFFF guidelines, programs and policies;
  • To review and advise on the goals and objectives in the annual feature film business plan; and
  • To monitor the Fund's overall performance related to the box office objective.

Please note below the names of the respective representatives of the various organizations represented at the Working Group.  Please feel free to contact your association should you have questions regarding the continued work of the Canada Feature Film Fund Working Groups.


CANADA FEATURE FILM FUND WORKING GROUP
FRENCH MARKET

Members

 

NAME

TITLE

ORGANISATION

PRODUCTION SECTOR

APFTQ
APFC

René Savoie

Producer

Productions du Milieu

Marc Daigle

President

ACPAV

Pierre Even

Producer

Cirrus Communications

Yves Fortin Producer, President Productions Thalie

Natalie McNeil

Executive Director

APFC 

Claire Samson

President, Executive Director

APFTQ

DISTRIBUTION SECTOR

CADFE

Patrick Roy

President

Alliance Atlantis

David Reckziegel

President

Seville Pictures

Charles Tremblay

President

Metropole Films

EXHIBITION SECTOR

APCCQ

Mario Fortin

Executive Director

Cinéma Beaubien

Tom Fermanian

President

Cinemas Pine

PROFESIONNAL ASSOCIATIONS

Denis Mercier

Vice President

UDA

François Côté

President

ARRQ

Yves Légaré

Executive Director

SARTEC

PRIVATE BROADCASTERS

Johanne Saint-Laurent

Vice-President of Finance and Business Affairs

Astral Media Television Networks

PUBLIC BROADCASTERS

Michel Scheffer

Senior Manager, Business Affairs and Feature Films Division

SRC

PROVINCIAL AGENCIES

Ann Champoux *

Executive Director, Film and Television production

SODEC

DEPARTMENT OF CANADIAN HERITAGE

Kelly Beaton *

Director, Film & Video Policy & Programs

Department of Canadian Heritage


* : Non-voting member

Industry observer

PROVINCIAL AGENCIES

Ghislain Labbé

Director, Financial Services

New Brunswick Film

Telefilm Canada staff

 

Michel Pradier

Director, Projects Financing

Telefilm Canada

Richard Beaulieu

Economist



CANADA FEATURE FILM FUND WORKING GROUP
ENGLISH-LANGUAGE MARKET

Members

 

Name

Title

Company / Organization

Production sector

CFTPA

Mike Volpe President Topsail Productions

Suzanne Girard

President Filmarto Inc.

Mark Musselman

Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs

Serendipity Point Films

Shirley Vecruysse

Producer/Partner

Burns Films

Trish Dolman President/Producer/Director Screen Siren Pictures

Distribution sector

CADFE

Brad Pelman

Co-President

Maple Pictures

Mark Slone

Senior Vice President

Alliance Films

Ted East

Executive Director

CAFDE

Exhibition sector

MPTAC

Michael Kennedy

Executive Vice President Programming

Cineplex Entertainment

Stuart Fraser

President

Empire Theatres

Unions / Guilds

Brian Anthony

National Executive Director and CEO

DGC

Maureen Parker

Executive Director

WGC

Joanne Deer

Director of Public Policy and Communications

ACTRA

Private broadcaster

J. Kevin Wright

Sr. V.P. Programming

The Movie Network, Mpix, Family Channel: Astral Media Television Networks

Public broadcaster

Jennifer Stewart

Director of Acquisitions Network Programming

CBC

Provincial agencies

Kristin Murphy *

Director Industry Developement

Ontario Media Development Corporation

Representative for APFA

Department of Canadian Heritage

Kelly Beaton *

Director, Film & Video Policy & Program

Department of Canadian Heritage

Aboriginal Representative

Jim Compton *

Representative

IASPA


* Non-voting member

Industry observers

Production sector

Marc Seguin

Vice President of Feature Film and New Technology

CFTPA

Exhibition sector

Adina Lebo

Executive Director

MPTAC

Telefilm Canada staff

 

Michel Pradier

Director, Projects Financing

Telefilm Canada

Elisa Suppa

Senior Policy Advisor

Richard Beaulieu

Economist