The provincial government announced that effective April 1, 2013 the programs and services of the B.C. Film Commission and B.C. Film + Media would be combined under one agency; Creative BC. This is an independent agency that is responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in British Columbia and providing a single point of access for industry programming, production support services, tax credit administration, international marketing and policy development.
Creative BC brings a strategic and integrated approach to the growth and development of the province's creative industries. We provide professional expertise and business support to strengthen BC's motion picture, interactive digital, music and publishing sectors. Our programs, services and investments act as a catalyst to help these sectors realize their economic and creative potential and contribute to the future prosperity of our province.
Creative BC is governed by a Board of Directors composed of:
- Michael Francis, Chair
- Colin Browne, Vice-Chair, Secretary/Treasurer
- Rob Bromley
- Louise Clark
- Anne Denman
- Gordon Esau
- Sarah Fenton
- Tom Gierasimczuk
- Michelle Grady
- Scott McIntyre
- Pauline Moller
In order to reflect its broader mandate, Creative BC has expanded and revitalized its Board to ensure that it reflects the wider creative sectors it now serves. This process has begun and it is expected that further appointments will be made over the coming months.
- Creative BC’s mandate is to provide the programs, services and expertise needed to expand and diversify British Columbia’s creative industries, stimulate investment and employment in the creative sector and promote BC’s creative content and production capabilities both at home and in the global marketplace.
Creative BC’s programs and services are clearly focused on achieving this mandate.
Our decision making and resource allocation are guided by our vision of success, our sense of purpose, and our values.
Creative BC is essential to the success of BC as an innovative centre for the production of quality creative content that is embraced by the global market.
Creative BC will provide exceptional client service and demonstrate leadership and expertise in program delivery, film production services, policy development and the administration of financial incentives to sustain and expand British Columbia’s reputation as a competitive, world-class centre for creative content.
Creative BC brings the following values and principles to its work and upholds them in its internal and external relationships. These values reflect the foundation upon which the intent of our mission and vision are built.
We are committed to achieving collaborative relationships with clients and stakeholders. We work across departments and business lines to achieve common understanding and we believe diverse thinking styles, opinions and experiences contribute to better decisions and results.
We continually try new and better ways to solve problems and create value. We have the courage to challenge the status-quo, embrace and enable change and lead the way in technology and business processes.
We are dedicated to providing high-quality client service and believe this to be at the core of our mandate. We are open, honest and direct in our dealings and work closely with our internal and external clients and industry partners.
We treat each other, our clients and our stakeholders with honesty and respect. We keep our promises and commitments and we provide a safe and welcoming work environment.
We strive for excellence in all we do; each person's contribution is critical to our success and we are passionately committed to the advancement of BC’s creative industries.
We pride ourselves on building and sharing expertise in order to create success for our clients and stakeholders. Our passion for continuously expanding our knowledge base enables us to take a fresh and imaginative approach to everything we do.
We are committed to operating a sustainable organization and encourage our industry partners to support sustainable business practices across all sectors of the creative industries.
We are serious about our work but do not take ourselves too seriously. We value an optimistic, energetic and dynamic work environment that emphasizes social as well as business interaction. We are successful because we enjoy what we do.