Clare Smyth

Manager, Business Affairs

416-304-0279

Clare brings guidance and business affairs management after years of industry experience in production, programming, legal and business affairs.

With a background in production, moving from production assistant to associate producer, combined with years in broadcasting in programming, licensing, and contract management, Clare’s knowledge of the industry helps producers of all levels with business affairs inquiries.

Prior to joining the CMPA, Clare was a contract manager at Corus Entertainment.  Clare’s responsibilities included reviewing, drafting, and executing legal agreements including broadcast licences, rights agreements, and production agreements.  They also worked in programming for YTV, Treehouse, and Discovery Kids.  Before moving to broadcasting, Clare worked for Canadian independent production companies such as Breakthrough Entertainment and Sullivan Entertainment, and worked on service productions across Canada.  They have produced short films, a docu-series, and the internationally distributed documentary “A Drag King Extravaganza”.

During her last year at Corus Entertainment, Clare served as National Chair of OUT at Corus.

Clare is a graduate of Confederation College’s film and television broadcasting, and has certificates in children’s writing from George Brown and lighting and directing from The Vancouver Film School.

When feeling serious Clare likes to watch a dramatic feature like Night Raiders, but for something funny turns to a series like Son of a Critch. Clare has also appeared in episodes of Queer as Folk, Drag Heals, and Kids in the Hall.

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