Vice-President, Outreach & Strategic Initiatives
Marguerite leads CMPA’s initiatives related to new models of content production, innovation and diversity. She is also responsible for member engagement, supporting CMPA members’ success now and in the future by delivering professional and business development tools and opportunities. A member of the senior leadership team, Marguerite also produces Canada’s leading media conference, Prime Time, bringing global media leaders to Canada in freezing cold February.
Marguerite brings on-the-ground industry experience to the CMPA. She currently serves as Vice Chair of the Ontario Media Development Corporation and Chair of the OMDC’s Strategic Planning Committee. Previously, Marguerite was Head of Creative Development for Super Channel, where she oversaw the pre-licensing of series and features, and led the team that invested Super Channel’s development fund. Marguerite has also served as Vice President of Development and Production for Odeon Films, an Alliance Atlantis company, where she executive produced Fubar, Saint Ralph, waydowntown and many more. For the Toronto International Film Festival, Marguerite programmed the Canadian selection for the 2006 and 2007 festivals. As a development executive, she has been the executive story consultant on prime-time dramas such as Bomb Girls (Shaw, Reelz) and Played (Bell), and story edited many films, including One Week, Poor Boy’s Game and My Awkward Sexual Adventure. She has taught and appeared as a speaker across Canada and internationally.
Marguerite holds a BA, magna cum laude, from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts, and studied business management at Harvard University’s School of Continuing Education.
Marguerite’s favourite Canadian film is Stories We Tell, even though it made her ugly cry on an Air Canada flight home.