KELLY LYNNE ASHTON
Ashton Consulting | Lead Researcher ‘Being Seen'
Trained as an entertainment lawyer, Kelly Lynne Ashton has been working in the Canadian film, television and digital media industries for over twenty-five years. She has worked as a business affairs executive in several Toronto television production and distribution companies. and worked in government relations and media policy as Director of Policy at the Writers Guild of Canada.
As a multi-racial Canadian, diversity and inclusion has become a priority for her career. She launched and managed the WGC Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program and then obtained a Certificate in Leadership and Inclusion from Centennial College/Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. She has gone on to author the “Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry” for Interactive Ontario, and a comparative report on diversity initiatives for screen-based industries for the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
Kelly Lynne initiated and managed the ‘Being Seen’ research project on authentic representation in Canadian screen-based media.