MARGUERITE PIGOTT

City of Toronto | Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries

Marguerite Pigott is Film Commissioner and Director of Entertainment Industries for the City of Toronto, responsible for the growth, servicing and support of the screen content production, music, and tourism industries, and the support of major events in the public realm.   Previously, Marguerite was Vice President of Outreach and Strategic Initiatives for the Canadian Media Producers Association, where she led the CMPA’s efforts to future-proof Canadian independent production companies, and for whom she also produced the highly respected media conference Prime Time.   Concurrently, she served as Vice Chair of Ontario Creates.  Prior to the CMPA, Marguerite was Head of Creative Development for the national, pay television broadcaster Super Channel, where she oversaw the pre-licencing 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 many feature films, including Fubar, Saint Ralph, and waydowntown.  For the Toronto International Film Festival, Marguerite programmed the Canadian selection for the 2006 and 2007 festivals.