VANCOUVER B.C. (November 17, 2016) – As British Columbia’s television industry booms, Creative BC adds Louise Clark, President and Executive Producer at Lark Productions, to its Board of Directors. Clark’s broad sectoral expertise spans television drama, feature films and documentaries. Her leadership will contribute to the successful delivery of Creative BC’s provincial mandate to further the economic objectives of British Columbia’s creative media industries.
“Growth in BC’s television production sector requires vision and leadership at the provincial level,” says Clark. “As a member of Creative BC’s Board of Directors, I look forward to leveraging my knowledge and relationships to expand BC’s opportunity and success in this and all creative media industries.”
Prior to founding Lark Productions in Vancouver, Clark began her career in media at the National Film Board of Canada (NFB). Her exceptional work has earned her credit on multiple Vancouver-based productions including CTV’s original drama series, Motive, critically acclaimed documentary series, Emergency Room: Life & Death at VGH for Knowledge Network, and the hit format series, Real Housewives of Vancouver.
“British Columbia’s TV industry includes directors, producers, screenwriters, on-screen talent and skilled professional crews,” said Gordon Esau, Board Chair, Creative BC and Partner, Dentons Canada LLP. “Louise Clark brings significant expertise and a professional network in national television that will support Creative BC to serve this market and its workforce.”
Clark joins Creative BC’s existing Board of Directors:
- Gordon Esau, Board Chair; Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
- Robert Bromley, Vice Chair and Secretary-Treasurer
- Colin Browne, Professor Emeritus, School of Contemporary Arts, SFU
- Anne Denman, Executive Director, Okanagan International Animation Festival 2017
- Sarah Fenton, General Manager, Watchdog Management
- Michael Francis, Chair Emeritus, VIFF; President, Seed Management
- Tom Gierasimczuk, Vice President and Chief Content Officer, Resonance Consultancy
- Michelle Grady, Senior Vice President of Production, Sony Pictures Imageworks
- Scott McIntyre, Founding Partner and recently retired Publisher and Chairman, Douglas & McIntyre Publishers
- Pauline Moller, Senior Vice President of Operations, Zynga Inc.
About Creative BC
Creative BC is an independent society created and supported by the Province of BC to sustain and help grow BC’s creative sector (film and television, digital and interactive media, music, and magazine and book publishing industries). The society delivers a wide range of programs and services to expand BC’s creative economy. These include the administration of the provincial government’s tax credit programs for film and television; development funding and export marketing support; and motion picture production services to attract inward investment and market BC as a destination for domestic and international production. The society acts as an industry catalyst and ambassador to help BC’s creative sector reach its economic and creative potential both at home and globally.
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