Advisory Committee

MANDATE AND ROLE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The advisory committee includes business leaders from across the country.

CONTEXT

On March 2, 2012, Telefilm Canada announced the launch of the Talent Fund; a new private donation fund with the goal of helping to foster the success of Canadian cinema. The fund draws on the financial support of companies as well as individual donors interested in supporting the production, distribution, and promotion of Canadian feature films and the next generation of Canadian filmmakers and content creators.

MANDATE AND ROLE OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Telefilm Canada is pleased to have an Advisory Committee of distinguished Canadian philanthropists with a mandate to help assist Telefilm in maximizing exposure for the Fund. The mandate of Committee members is to champion the Fund with potential donors, encouraging them to donate to support promising, emerging, and established filmmakers achieve their full potential both in Canada and abroad. Committee members will be invited to serve for a term of two to three years. The Committee will meet with Telefilm’s Board members once a year during the course of one of its Board meetings. Advisory Committee members are asked to participate in conference calls up to four times a year if needed with the Director of The Talent Fund and Telefilm’s Executive Director. 

SUPPORT FROM TELEFILM CANADA

Telefilm will provide access to the following tools: fact sheets, FAQs, pitch presentations, and regular press releases. A strong communications presence has also been developed for the Talent Fund. We look forward to the participation of Committee members in our collective goal to promote Canadian talent and to ensure Canada’s leadership in the global film industry.

Our Committee

Christine Magee 

Chair, Advisory Committee
Co-Founder and Co-Chair of Sleep Country
(Ontario)

Bio

Hartley T. Richardson

C.M., O.M., LL.D
Former Chair, Advisory Committee
President & CEO, James Richardson & Sons, Limited
(Manitoba)

Bio

David Aisenstat

President & CEO, Keg Restaurants Ltd.
(British Columbia)

Bio

John Bitove

CEO, Obelysk Inc.
(Ontario)

Bio

Mark Dobbin

Founder & President, Killick Capital Inc.
(Newfoundland and Labrador)

Bio

Margaret Anne Fountain

Philanthropist and Art Activist
(Nova Scotia)

Bio

Dr. Anil Gupta

Medical Director of Clinical Cardiology, Trillium Health Centre
(Ontario)

Bio

Vincenzo Guzzo

President and CEO
Cinemas Guzzo
(Quebec)

Bio

Carol R. Hill

Director of Communications for Harvard Developments Inc., A Hill Company
(Saskatchewan)

Bio

Sandi Treliving

Philanthropist
(British Columbia)

Bio

Kimberley Walker

Philanthropist
(Ontario)

Bio

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