Vancouver Magazine announced its 22nd annual Power 50 list for 2023. This year’s list recognized the contributions of the creative industries to the city also including Creative BC’s CEO Prem Gill; Loc Dao, Executive Director of DIGIBC; Eastside Studios operators Paige Frewer and Ryn Broz, and Ryan Reynolds.
The Power 50 List features people and organizations shifting the dial in communities in Vancouver and beyond:
In the aftermath of the pandemic, the Creative BC matriarch had her work cut out for her to resuscitate a once thriving multi-billion-dollar B.C. film industry. And with 2021’s record-breaking $4.8-billion return, we’d say she hit it out of the park. Now, Gill isn’t wasting this opportunity for a fresh start. This past year, Creative BC partnered with Rogers Group to design the $1-million fund for Indigenous storytellers in B.C., and she helped bring about the Creative Pathways website, a resource to foster more diverse representation in the industry. Recently, Gill was appointed as one of the few Independent Advisory Committee members responsible for recommending qualified potential appointments to the CBC/Radio-Canada board of directors and received the Community Catalyst award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade. Named one of Canada’s 100 most powerful women, Gill has a commitment to bringing multiculturalism to Hollywood North that’s become a catalyst for changing the way Canada sees itself.
Read more about the 2023 Power 50 List here.