Director, Industry & Member Development
Linda supports the CMPA’s BC membership with professional and export development, events, sponsorship and industry initiatives.
Examples of the ongoing projects under Linda’s supervision are Western Economic Diversification programming, identifying and filling gaps in IP development in BC, community engagement, small business support, and producer workshops and masterclasses.
Linda has over 20 years of experience in the Canadian media industry. She began working as an independent producer and production manager on Canadian film and television productions such as Dirty and Madison, then shifted to work behind the scenes at NABET 700 in Toronto. In 2002, she joined Omni Film in Vancouver, where she oversaw the rapid growth of the company in the areas of series development and production, including Arctic Air and Ice Pilots NWT. Most recently, Linda was working with the team at TELUS STORYHIVE, providing funding for emerging content creators in Western Canada. Linda previously consulted with the CMPA in the areas of industrial relations and research.
In her first career, Linda was a reporter/photographer for a weekly newspaper on Vancouver Island. She also studied English literature and film at the University of British Columbia.
Linda is excited about the emerging wave of digital content and talent in Canada, exemplified by the Vancouver web series The Drive—which also exemplifies how storytelling can be both local and universal.