Warren Ross

General Counsel and Vice-President, National Industrial Relations


Warren serves as a member of the CMPA’s Senior Leadership Team and oversees legal and risk management across the CMPA, providing broad-based strategic legal advice on matters affecting the organization’s internal and external operations, including those relating to commercial agreements, employment-related issues, litigation and internal regulatory compliance.

Warren is also head of the CMPA’s National Industrial Relations department, and the chief spokesperson for producers in national negotiations with the industry’s unions and guilds representing performers, writers, directors, and technicians. He provides guidance to independent producers and the Hollywood studios on key industrial relations matters, advocates on producers’ behalf in legal disputes, and plays a leadership role in the advancement of various legislative priorities with both federal and provincial governments.

In addition to his responsibilities with the CMPA, Warren is a member of the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Board, which provides advice to the Mayor of Toronto and City Council on ways to strengthen and grow Toronto’s film, television and digital media industry.

Warren obtained his Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Windsor and his honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Media, Information and Technoculture from Western University. Prior to commencing his practice, he served as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada.