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Call for applications: Chief Executive Officer and Film Commissioner, Manitoba Film & Music

Posted on February 7, 2023

Chief Executive Officer and Film Commissioner

Based in Winnipeg, Manitoba Film & Music (MFM) is a statutory corporation of the government funded through the Department of Sport, Culture and Heritage with the goal of ensuring Manitoba's film and music industries flourish. Since its inception in 1987, MFM has had the mandate to support the film and music industries in Manitoba through its objectives, which are to create, stimulate, employ and invest in Manitoba by developing and promoting Manitoba companies, producing and marketing film, television, video and music recording projects as well as to promote Manitoba as a film location for offshore production companies. At this important juncture, Manitoba Film & Music is poised for substantial growth in the coming years which is why it is both an exciting time for its next leader and crucially important for the board to select a growth-minded & business savvy exceptional leader to take the helm.

The CEO & Film Commissioner has responsibility to the Board of Directors for the overall operations and oversight of the corporation, ensuring that policies, systems and processes are consistent with the mission, vision and values of the corporation and in line with the strategic plan of the corporation. As the film commission lead for the province, they will liaise with government, stakeholders, and other organizations to identify opportunities, issues and trends and work collaboratively with municipalities to develop and implement screen friendly policies and procedures – ensuring a thriving, attractive and supportive film & music production industry. Specifically, the CEO will advocate for and facilitate partnerships within and external to the local film and music industries, facilitate negotiations with offshore film production companies to produce film productions in Manitoba; refresh Manitoba Film & Music’s short- and long-term strategic plans; and lead a team of professionals in the execution of the organization’s granting programs, equity investment opportunities, and contract negotiations.

For this highly visible and pivotal economic impact-generating position, you have credibility in the entertainment industries to serve as an invaluable partner to major players and other key stakeholders in the private and public sectors. Leveraging existing relationships with decision makers in multiple sectors & groups, you will attract and assist commercially viable productions and events, and create positive buzz for the province, its public spaces and its screen-based entertainment infrastructure. A strategic, authentic and entrepreneurial leader and mentor, you bring superior interpersonal and negotiation skills and are an adept manager of people and budgets and experienced in organizational change and strategic, operational planning.

We strongly encourage all applications be submitted online by Friday March 10th at For more information on this exceptional leadership opportunity, please contact Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson.

Manitoba Film and Music (MFM) is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with the Accessible Canada Act, 2019 and all applicable provincial accessibility standards, upon request, accommodation will be provided by both Odgers Berndtson and MFM throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities.

Odgers Berndtson is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all the work that we do. As part of our efforts to better understand our ability to reach as broad a pool of candidates as possible for our searches, our DEI team would like to encourage you to take a moment and access our Self-Declaration Form.

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