James Blair

Director of Finance + Administration

Most recently, James was in charge of business operations and acted as the corporate controller for Embassy Visual Effects, a post-production visual effects studio in Vancouver. Prior to this, he worked in the film, television and entertainment industry for many years in the areas of logistics, on-set supply, equipment sales, financing and payroll disbursement, specifically with EP Canada – including the administration of film tax credits through Canada Film Capital (now EP Canada - Incentives). As a result, James is very familiar with Creative BC!

James is also knowledgeable and experienced in the music industry, having served as the controller of a music instrument retail/wholesale business and school, and later as Director of Finance for a cross-border brokerage, which served many industries including motion picture and live music.

James possesses an MBA and is a CPA with over 17 years’ experience in finance and accounting. The majority of those years have been spent in a supervisory role. James has worked closely with IT departments in past positions and led several major implementation projects. He has also managed general administration services from office management to employee benefits.