Warren Ross

Vice-President, National Industrial Relations and Senior Counsel



Warren provides strategic, legal and operational oversight of industrial relations within Canada’s film, television and digital media industry.

As a member of the CMPA’s senior leadership team, Warren is responsible for the direction and management of the CMPA’s national industrial relations department. He closely monitors national and global entertainment industry trends, identifying departmental priorities for action to ensure that the industry’s industrial relations continue to align with the business needs of the CMPA’s member base. Warren is the chief spokesperson for independent producers and the Hollywood studios in national labour negotiations with the industry’s unions and guilds, and represents the CMPA and its members in legal disputes, including grievances, arbitrations and labour board proceedings. In addition, Warren plays a leadership role in the advancement of key labour, employment and immigration-related legislative priorities with federal and provincial governments.

Prior to joining the CMPA, Warren worked as a lawyer for one of Canada’s leading labour and employment law firms, where he focused on the representation of employers. Prior to this, Warren spent a year as a judicial law clerk at the Federal Court of Canada in Ottawa.

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.

Warren’s favourite Canadian show is Degrassi High, the only television show of his era where the high school students didn’t look like they were 25.